Images of a Big Island

Stormy Weather

I was shooting a time-lapse sequence of a developing storm yesterday when these young boys started playing around on the swimming enclosure, amusing themselves as young boys do. Normally I hate it when random people enter the frame, but in time-lapse they often add another dimension as they scurry around like ants on red cordial!
I thought that there may be a couple of frames that would make a decent still photo in their own right. This is the one that I decided to process.
It wouldn’t win any prizes but as I was looking at it, it struck me as being symbolic of life at times. When we are young we are carefree and everything is fun. Inevitably, there will be the occasional stormy patch that comes up over the horizon. Some we will be able to sail on through, some we will need to shelter from until they pass. Often there are rainbows and clear skies on the other side!

Hopefully the storms that these boys will encounter will have rainbows!


10 responses

  1. True North Mark

    Cool clouds in the top image there tim!

    September 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    • Thanks Mark, the whole sequence looks pretty cool. Part of a bigger project.

      October 1, 2010 at 9:29 am

  2. Dunno about not winning any prizes mate, really like the top image, I reckon that it is a cracker.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    • Thanks Andrew, I actually like the human element in this one!

      October 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

  3. Hi Tim,

    I have to go agree with you mate. The boys in the photo really make it. Great clouds as well.


    October 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    • This was the best frame with the position of the boys that told the story.
      Thanks Jamie!

      October 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

  4. Tony Middleton

    cool image Tim – would look great larger with more detail in the boys and the net/fence etc.

    October 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    • Hi Tony, unfortunately a slight focus error means I won’t get sharp detail in the net! Shame, but good enough for the blog anyway.

      October 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

  5. davidsobik

    Hi Tim, yep pretty cool alright! Great clouds. You up and about OK now?

    October 5, 2010 at 12:56 am

    • Hi David, yes I am up and about, still not running around but improving daily!

      October 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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