Surprising Finds after Cyclone Debbie

 

Last week New Zealand got the tail end of Cyclone Debbie, after it had hit Queensland. The day after the rain stopped I went out to discover the damage.  I was surprised by the weather – perfect blue skies and no wind.  The water had started to recede quite a bit but there were pockets of water around which showed up some fantastic reflections.

We are now into autumn and the light was perfect.

Now New Zealand is bracing itself for another cyclone – Cook.  This time we have been told that it is a massive storm which you can read about here.  So far, where I live we are not too bad.

So to all the New Zealand bloggers – keep dry and safe.

 

via Photo Challenge: Surprise

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After the rains

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Good morning from another grey day here in Hastings.

Over the past couple of days we have had some heavy rains and the poor plants got a bit of a hammering.  Yesterday when there was a break in the rain I went out to see what photos I could take.  It was still very overcast so it was hard exposure wise to get a good depth of focus on what I  really wanted.  I am fascinated with rain drops and the little images that could be seen on  them, upside down of course.  I know to get some really awesome photos there is a special lens as I have seen photos done that are just amazing and incredible but I think I have managed to get some small images in the raindrops on these lilies.

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There was a lot of great shots to take and it was a matter of where to start.  In the end I didn’t take that many as it was starting to rain again.

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Because it was overcast the images are rather muted and very soft.  Next time I will try when the sun is out fully and then I can really have some fun.

Anyway all the best for Emirates Team New Zealand.  We are all behind you.

Cheers and have a nice day.

Raewyn