Images of a Big Island

Eye on the sky.


With all the rain we have had here over the wet season,everything is green,lush and jumping out of it’s skin!

I was driving around the canefields recently and had stopped to take a couple of shots of an irrigator lying idle in a paddock. It was kind of a nice juxtaposition with a thunderstorm in the background, but this image is the best of the lot. The sky says it all.

Hopefullly there will still be some interesting skies in the Kimberley when I am over there during the next couple of months. Dark blue skies contrast well with the red/orange landscape but add a brooding sky to it and and you have something very different. 

Skies can really make an image ‘pop’ with just about anything outdoors. Quite a few years ago when I was doing a lot of photography of marine based subjects, ie- yachts,fishing boats, etc, I was looking through a book by ‘Beken of Cowes’ who has been shooting yachts around the  South coast of England for nearly 100 yrs.  Every shot was taken from the perfect angle and the lighting was always great ,but the extra ingredient that made his images so much better was often the background.

Canon 400D, EF-S 10-22mm @ 14mm, 125th/f8, polariser


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