Rain clouds over the Waitemata Harbour, seen from Campbells Bay beach. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Rain clouds over the Waitemata Harbour, seen from Campbells Bay beach. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

It’s winter here, and the rain is never far away. We’ve had some days of sunshine, but always with dark clouds looming. I’ve enjoyed shooting them on recent walks around Auckland.

Browns Island and Rangitoto Island, seen from Musick Point, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Browns Island and Rangitoto Island, seen from Musick Point, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

I don’t often edit landscape shots in black and white, but I think in this case, there is sufficient contrast between dark and light in these cloud formations, and in the play of sunlight on water.

Manukau Harbour, from Kiwi Esplanade, Mangere Bridge, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Manukau Harbour, from Kiwi Esplanade, Mangere Bridge, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Storm approaching Auckland city, seen from Torpedo Bay, Devonport. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Storm approaching Auckland city, seen from Torpedo Bay, Devonport. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

This post was written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. This week’s theme is black and white.

 

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12 thoughts on “On taking the sea air and avoiding winter rain

  1. Wonderful sweeping landscapes and cloud formations that make want to find a quiet spot and sit and just be. The monochrome helps to emphasize the drama. I’m sending you some sunshine from our hot and humid spring days. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  3. Su, these are all excellent. The B&W captures the drama of the clouds and storm. My favorite is the last one. The city looks so small against the oncoming weather. We had so much rain here yesterday and flash flooding all over, but nothing looked this dramatic. 🙂

    janet

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