rain

I opened our front door looking for today’s shot…and here it is!


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.


It started raining while we were out and about last night, and with the odd half hour here and there it pretty much hasn’t stopped since. Not a bad thing as we have been short of rain for the last month or two, but irritating when you need to take a picture for a competition when the subject is “Bone Dry”


Flew back into Heathrow this morning and was greeted by typical autumnal weather…heavy rain. It was nice to be home though.

This is a shot of the ceiling under which I awaited the arrival of my baggage off the plane.


A day of rain…great, I’ll get out there and there’ll be loads of puddles and water with reflections and It’ll be easy…rain stops, go out 30 minutes later…all water has disappeared…it’s still pretty warm and there’s quite a breeze…so instead I tried a bit of focus stacking on this magpie feather. This shot is made up of 7 separate shots and the aim is to get everything in focus…did I succeed…well, not quite – there are still a couple of spots that are out of focus…which, from 7 shots all focused on different spots on the feather is pretty annoying!


I’ve seen this shot done many times and thought…”Well, how hard can it be to do that?” Let me tell you, it was a lot harder than I expected and I wouldn’t normally have even published it…but it’s been raining all day so I haven’t been able to get out and blah, blah, blah 365, picture a day!


We’ve had a great Autumn, but the weather is definitely closing in now. Rain all day today, with just the briefest of pauses…and I was lucky enough to be out at Alton Water on Lemons Hill when that pause happened…but it really was not a pleasant day to be stood on an exposed bridge…even all the birds had hidden themselves away.


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.


On my way into work this morning I noticed that there had been some pretty substantial rain – very large pools of water across the road. I suspect this had caught out the farmer as he was combining the barley – the combine harvester was here when I arrived at 9 o’clock and hadn’t moved by lunchtime…it was still there when I left at half past five. Fingers crossed it dries out OK for him.


It’s been a miserable day here with rain all day. It eventually stopped at about 8.30pm and I dashed out to catch the very last of the fading light. It was blowing a bit so getting anything sharp proved to be a bit problematic, however, I liked this shot of some fresh bracken that is growing in front of a red brick wall…it looks rather Christmassy don’t ya think – well, there are only 230 days till Christmas 😉