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Warrumbungle sunbeams by Duncan Waldron
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Dramatic cloud scene over the Warrumbungle mountains in New South Wales.

Hasselblad 500CM, 80mm Planar.

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This image was used to accompany a poem by A-Lese Wilson:

Remember—
Moons shimmer,
(Suns move ‘round)
Weeping songs—
(Darkened day)
As sands sang on.
(Picture the moment closing)—
Sky drops white flashes—
Behind gray walls
(Flooded oceans),
Photographs—
Remember?
How sun beamed
Through windows—
Warm and radiant—
Shone on
your sapphire eyes,
(Drowned screams
of weariness).
Wind caught
your hair.
Dreams carried
us.
(Remember when
you died?)
I remember
when you lived.

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Image Copyright Duncan Waldron © 2008
Words Copyright A-Lese Wilson © 2010
These works may not be reproduced without permission
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Comments

  • PigleT
    PigleTabout 7 years ago

    Very nice crepuscular rays :)

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardabout 7 years ago

    I read that you are a specialist of the sky phenomenas ,is it true that when we have those rays«pieds de vents» in french ,it’s gone be windy the day after..?My mother who was living near the sea realy beleive that.It’s a beautiful shot.

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronabout 7 years ago

    Thanks micmac. Sorry, I can’t give a definitive answer to that, although I doubt it’s the case the two phenomena are connected. You just need sunlight shining through gaps in the cloud, with either haze or dust in the atmosphere to show up the rays, and I wouldn’t say either is particularly a predictor for wind.

    I’m surprised that the rays are pieds de vents, when the English name is derived from the French crepuscule! Wind feet doesn’t sound so good.

    I saw a brilliant display recently, which stretched all the way from one horizon to the other. Anticrepuscular arys aren’t uncommon, but I’ve never seen them stretch across the whole sky so strongly. Didn’t have a camera handy :(

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioalmost 7 years ago

    This is incredible….so beautiful.

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks ffs

  • vonne
    vonnealmost 7 years ago

    Instant Fav! Love your gallery You do awesome work in your " dabbling" = )

  • Thanks Vonne – you’ve got some pretty nifty work yourself :)

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Plexus04
    Plexus04over 6 years ago

    amazing! beautiful in b an w

  • Thanks Plexus; sometimes BW’s the only way to go!

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Kinatomic
    Kinatomicover 6 years ago

    fantastic vista!, great shot!

  • Thanks Joaquin; it was just one of those “must have” scenes!

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 6 years ago

    Wow! Now this is beautiful! Great tonality, lovely in B&W, and those sunbeams are simply amazing!

  • Thanks Lenka. Sometimes I feel I’ve over-dramatised the clouds in this, but it was a pretty spectacular scene.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 6 years ago

    It looks pretty dramatic, but I love the atmosphere! I’ve only seemed this kind of dramatic skies over mountain once with my own eyes, several years ago in Switzerland. It was truly stunning view and your capture reminds me of that :)

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