What a week it’s been here in Perth, Western Australia, with nearly a entire week of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain. I’ve been busy all week taking photos of the storms as they built up and moved over the city finding myself up at dawn every morning this week.
We had a huge mix of different weather all rolled into one of the most interesting weeks of weather that I can remember in Perth! This included pretty much everything except for snow! LOL We had strong wind, hail, heavy rain, lots of different types of cloud including the very rare Mammatus and even more rare Lenticular Clouds! There was also very rare (For Perth) Sun Pillars which are caused by sunlight reflecting in ice crystals in the cloud (even more rare because this usually happens when it’s very cold!) …
These Photos were taken on Sunday November 26 2011.
Perth awoke to a smoky morning which was the result overnight winds pushing smoke from bushfires in the Margaret River region which have been burning over the last week.
There was a strong smell of smoke and a thick haze which resulted in a spectacular sunrise with some great colours just before sunrise, and a pink sun as it poked though the haze, and as it rised higher the sun turned orange and yellow Here are some of the photos:
I wanted to try something different this year, so I revisited one of the freeway overpasses that I had previously visited on another photo shoot.
My original plan was to shoot alongside the river, but the tide had come in late in the afternoon, and there wasn’t anywhere good to stand since the water level had covered the beach and it was hard to get a clear shot of the city skyline so I decided to shoot from the overpass to take advantage of the traffic travelling along the freeway resulting in a combination of the fireworks and traffic trails.
I can’t believe the amount of stupidity I witnessed last night. I was taking photos from a freeway overpass over the Kwinana freeway and before the fireworks started, 4 men ran across the freeway (And crossing the train lines) and then back a…