When storms of man and nature collide  by clickinhistory

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Striding giants across the landscape,
buffeting storm and rain,
chemical peeling of nature’s ores,
drowning in nature’s sea born rage.

The view looking down into Middlesbrough, Teeside, England as the sun set under the storm clouds which had all but drowned the UK before Christmas. I had just driven through a flood on the top of the hill before taking this a few feet further on. A few moments later, the view disappeared into the rain again.

Converted into black and white.

Shot on an Olympus E30.


  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago

    Striding giants they are. We have ranks of them marching away from Niagara Falls & its major hydro project, carrying juice across New York State, looking for all the world like Martian behemoths. When my sister was little, she was intimidated by them, but as a budding science fiction aficionado, she got over it quickly. During an ice storm, they ping a lot…….. They also arc & fizz & whirr. Excellent, atmospheric image, Ricardo. Happy New Year!

  • A belated Happy New thing Sheila lol that sounds like a cover story for a certain person’s plan to rule the world by pinging ;)

    – clickinhistory

  • Keith Irving
    Keith Irvingalmost 2 years ago

    man…you are still good LOL….i’ve been away for a while…. hope you’re well mate!!

  • Just trying to catch up too lol work and life not leaving much time for camera and comp these days, glad to see you back though

    – clickinhistory

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 2 years ago

    Great melancholic atmosphere, beautiful poetic work as always Richard. Wish you all the best and a creative 2013, love, xxo

  • Thank you Anna and may 2013 bring you health and creative freedom :)x

    – clickinhistory

  • Andy Freer
    Andy Freeralmost 2 years ago

    There’s something about this shot I really like, fabulous moos and comp.

  • Thank you Andy, it is really appreciated and makes jumping out in to the flood water worth it. Note to self, check when pulling up and opening the door ;)

    – clickinhistory

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic, my friend!!! :)))

  • Thank you Laurie, just wish I had got a really good long lens as it was a white mist to the left of this shot as the wind and surf battled over the town

    – clickinhistory

  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyover 1 year ago

    Wow wow wow, forget all what I said of the previous pictures, this is THE ONE !

  • A day of floods on hill tops, spray from the sea ending up inland and a very soggy driver :) Thanks Helene, it was an amazing view at the time and I just had to stop and take the picture

    – clickinhistory

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