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A Formidable Sky

By Anna62
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Somewhere beneath that grey ominous cloud cover is the Sydney Harbour Bridge! This was taken a couple of days ago..the sky darkened very quickly and just stopped short of allowing the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to come through...I packed up my gear in preparation for this massive storm..and once again..nothing all blew over and the sky was blue again with some scattered clouds. Amazing.

Tags: Storm Sydney harbour Landscape and travel

Voters: lil48, lesliea, andylea and 55 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


5 Oct 2011 7:44AM
Beautiful images Anna, yes what weather we have been having spent the last two days in bed with the flu, My whole body is sore, bring back Summer. Well captured.
Allen, Smile
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 7:46AM
two belters anna wonderful light but it's that dark moody sky that makes this special v1 for me today a stunner top shot Wink
Suehh 14 39 6 England
5 Oct 2011 7:54AM
Two lovlies Anna - wonderful drama in V1 -Sues
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 8:13AM
Excellent set Anna - the skies are full of drama.

morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 8:15AM
Two superb shots Anna, I am so glad the threatened storm didn't arrive Smile

paulknight 11 2 9 New Zealand
5 Oct 2011 8:43AM
Wow!! That's very moody and powerful, even a bit scary. Well done!
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 8:50AM
Gosh that is a mean and moody sky Anna, well done and I am so glad for you that the storm did not arrive. Carole
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
5 Oct 2011 9:17AM
Very dark and dramatic. Much prefer v1 which has better defined cloud shapes (and I prefer the inky colour). All we've had in London is blue skyTongue.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 9:27AM
you are right ... that is one scarey sky .. spotted both of Sydneys well famed landmarks straight away
Where were you ? Manly shores ?
Anna62 10 1 Australia
5 Oct 2011 9:35AM

Quote:You are right ... that is one scarey sky .. spotted both of Sydneys well famed landmarks straight away
Where were you ? Manly shores ?

I went to Bradley's Head, just behind Taronga Park Zoo in Mosman..about a 10 minute drive from Manly Smile Get a really good view of the western sky from there
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 9:52AM
Goodness me! That's one scary sky! But it makes for two fine images here Anna.
danbrann 17 640 17
5 Oct 2011 10:13AM
What a great viewpoint Anna but I didn't know you could see our Tyne Bridge from there. Lovely threatening sky with my preference being V1.
Anna62 10 1 Australia
5 Oct 2011 10:15AM

Quote:What a great viewpoint Anna but I didn't know you could see our Tyne Bridge from there. Lovely threatening sky with my preference being V1.

5 Oct 2011 10:20AM
Oh we get some great skies over here eh what? And these are a couple of great examples..Jo
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
5 Oct 2011 10:22AM
Very dramatic and I prefer #1. See if you like it better if you crop of the large white area of sky at the top. I would also crop out the white spot just above the RH side of the bridge.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
5 Oct 2011 11:11AM
Two great shots, such a dramatic atmosphere; I enjoyed seeing them a lot!
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
5 Oct 2011 11:23AM
fantastic, you could easily make a cloud calendar with all you great storm shots!
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
5 Oct 2011 11:34AM
Very dramatic skies, beautifully captured in both shots: amazing it blew over without you getting a soaking.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
5 Oct 2011 11:37AM
Nature in all it's formidable beauty, ferocity and unpredictability.
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 11:52AM
Wow - that is seriously stormy
5 Oct 2011 11:53AM
Two great shots v1 for me what a great sky very dramatic.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
5 Oct 2011 12:01PM
A sight of the bridge I do not see in the tourist brochures Anna with these skies !!
Very dramatic.
Super shots.
hasslebladuk 12 1 6 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:02PM
Stunning shots
5 Oct 2011 12:20PM
V1 for me Anna. It is a nice crop and emphasises the clouds. I also like the silhouette of the harbour bridge. This must be one of the few times when our weather patterns are somewhere near to each other's.

Keep them coming.


5 Oct 2011 1:11PM
Thats not how I like to see Sydney. But a great capture. Well done. WesternRed.
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 1:30PM
Great storm images Anna, glad it didnt come to anything.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
5 Oct 2011 4:24PM

Niknut Plus
11 3.1k 82 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 4:29PM
Mmmmm....powerful stuff !.....Armageddon here we come ??????
5 Oct 2011 5:07PM
Two great moody images showing off the great sky, nice one !
Richsr 14 91 223 England
5 Oct 2011 6:21PM
Certainly a dramatic sky in this Anna, think it was a wise move to pack up
Regards Richard
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
5 Oct 2011 6:51PM
you would have put money on that lot bursting,lucky you.
Two cracking shots Anna, especially V1. Great image.
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 7:32PM
Awesome sky superbly captured.
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 10:29PM
Nice dramatic scene - very good tones

jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 10:40PM
Very nice moody shot Anna
PhillipMinnis 11 94 4 Australia
6 Oct 2011 10:03AM
A very dramatic scene, Anna! Threatening, ominous and almost frightening! Well captured!


Ayoob 10 Australia
6 Oct 2011 1:26PM
Two amazing dramatic scene ,very well captured Anna -well done.......GrinGrin
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:44AM
Wow certainly looks ominous. Glad it blew over for you. Nice moody shot Anna. The bridge is separated well from the fg. Paul
7 Oct 2011 1:50PM
superb images anna,great clouds,love v2.ray
very dramatic moody dark sky- well captured and like the placing of the bride on the comp nice

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