Day Twenty: Triumph & Contrast – Skye Cloudburst


It always feels like an amazing triumph when having been in the right place at the right time for an amazing shot, when I get back to the computer to check the image, it’s a good one. Hallelujah!

As for contrast, I simply love weather like this which just oozes contrast. So much like life itself.

Muse – Into the West

What’s my muse? What subject keeps me coming back?

How long have you got?

The topics are endless. Things grab me in the moment, but it is quite often the way the light falls on a subject. Rusty objects, broken items, quirky or weird things. I love weather, wild weather, strange cloud formations, rain storms, clouds and more clouds.

When I think about where I gravitate to, I would have to say the coast – wide open space.

I live quite close to the sea and when I travel anywhere inland my first reaction is to question where the nearest coast is. Then where the nearest high point is. I feel compelled to reach that point to see if I can see the sea!

But not just any sea. I am drawn ‘Into the West’. The light is different there. Whilst the east coasts are very beautiful, I resonate with the west coast. I love the way the light intensifies the colours in the west, the vibrant energy of the air and to watch the sun go down over the sea has a deeply satisfying feeling that just completes my day.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”

Day 6: Connect & Tags – The Art of Pylonics

Connect – to link, to join, unite, I thought about these and more.

We connect visibly and invisibly.

Sometimes we are aware of it.

Sometimes we are totally unconnected to the realisation that we cannot not be connected.

For if there is no connection, there is no flow.

If there is no flow, there is no movement.

If there is no movement, there is no expansion.

If there is no expansion, there is no thing.

Day Four: Bliss & Captions

Sunset Over the Rooftops
Sunset Over the Rooftops

I can think of many things that conjure up the feeling of bliss and it has taken me ages to plough through them!

But one stands out slightly more above the rest. Sunsets, and especially by the sea.

No matter where I am, when the sun begins to set I will do my best to stop what I am doing and indulge in the moment.

Forces of Nature

I have a passion for wild weather and especially spectacular cloud formations.

On a warm sunny day we were happily wandering along a deserted shore, well, apart from a few rogue sheep chomping on seaweed.

Then I noticed that the wind had begun to have a slight chill and the brightness was beginning to fade.

When I looked up from my obsessional pebble hunting, I noticed this beautifully spectacular weather front heading right for us.

So I got out my camera … then headed for the car pretty darned sharpish.