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15Jun

287/365v3 – Clouds

Another time-lapse, this time of this afternoon’s clouds as they moved over Great Dunmow.


Another early morning shot of this tree from my morning walk, it’s noticeable that the green shoots are beginning to show themselves as all the birds busy themselves with the coming spring


We’ve had some really poor sunrises over the last few weeks. We have either had flat grey skys…and it just gets brighter, but no less grey or we have had brilliant clear blue sky, which just means a flat orange colour…and a lot cooler than you want it to be when stood around outside.

Today’s, admittedly, was not a whole lot better, but at least there were some shades of red with the orange light blinking through the flat grey skies! It was still cold enough for a frost though!


I took a drive across to Walton on the Naze today. When I arrived it was completely overcast and starting to rain.

After a rather depressing walk along the pier…to find the end of the pier was closed I returned to the car to ponder my next move. Rather than go home I decided to take a chance and drive up to the Naze Tower, I figured I could always just sit in the car and watch the sea. I arrived to find the sun breaking through the clouds and a small rainbow making an appearance…the weather then just got better and better, clear blue skies and very mild.

If you are wondering – the title refers to the ship that the rainbow is over – from the Maersk line.

Just goes to show, never give in to the British weather!

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Sometimes all you need is the sky.


You see that cloud heading towards me…that dropped about 60 gallons of water on my head…I had no brolly or coat and was 10 minutes from the car…I spent a very uncomfortable afternoon in the office gently dripping at my desk…still, I was happy with the picture, so it’s not all bad 😉

I love this part of the Suffolk coast, the coastline has a number of trees growing along it and many are succombing to the advance of the water. I like the fact that this particular fallen tree does look like it is trying to escape its watery grave.


Wandering around Dunmow this evening looking for a picture when I came across the local tennis courts. These are very well lit by these high floodlights positioned all around the court. No one was playing this evening…you can probably tell why from those clouds 😉


I had an hour and a half spare this afternoon so had a look on Google Maps and found a couple of small lakes/large ponds just up the road and decided to go and find them. I parked up and set off across a large field to a small wood where the ponds were…alas, it was very clearly private land and the farmer had a large area fenced off for his pheasants so I decided not to take the mickey and headed back to the car.

So this building and machinery were just by where I had parked and I liked the ugliness of the building set against the lovely sky and cloud formations.


Just a moment in time happening right over me. I really like the simplicity of this shot, the sky was a bit insipid in colour, switching to black and white seemed to work well.


Two views, same day out of the same window, I loved the cloud in the earlier shot and the moon (non-eclipsed) in the second shot so decided to make a diptych.