We had the most enormous thunderstorm this afternoon – the rain absolutely hammered down…it did cool the atmosphere down as it had been extremely muggy before the storm.
Something simple today after quite a few busy HDR and macro shots. A silhouette of some of the houses on my street with the moon coming up behind them.
This post box is just down the road from where I live on North Street in Great Dunmow, Essex.
Our one shot challenge for our City & Guilds course this week is “Down My Street”…I set it and am now struggling to come up with something interesting (although I do have a possible plan ;-)). So I popped out tonight and grabbed this shot. Unusually for me there is a human in the shot ;-). I was recently asked why there was never any people in my shots and whilst I do occasionally photograph people it is pretty unusual to have them in my more landscapey shots…so apologies for the young lady who got caught tonight!
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It has rained, pretty much, all day today. We’ve had so little rain this last year it seems churlish to complain, nonetheless it doesn’t help taking a photo a day.
For today I’d tried a few things I wasn’t happy with and, as it was a quarter to midnight I stepped outside our front door and took this…
This, I guess, is the second in the series of shots out of our landing window – you can see the first photograph here. This wasn’t intended to be a theme…but you never know.
This is an HDR, I was attempting to control the exposure of the moon but in the end I converted it to black and white and decided the blown out moon was more in-tune with what I was trying to create.
You will notice the window still needs a good clean;-)
This is the view we have out of our landing window across North Street in Great Dunmow. It’s a view we don’t see often because we live on a main road so we have net curtains up. You’ll gather it snowed again last night.
I had to spend ages removing all the muck from the window that was showing up on the original – the windows have been painted shut (accidentally) and in this cold weather I wasn’t going to bother to try and force them open!