The Smell of Rain by Keiran Lusk

Captured just last week from my backyard. We enjoyed the tiniest amount of rain here in the desert. It was so nice to hear the sound of rain pitter pattering on the roof again. From my backyard, I watched some unusually low-level clouds blow past and couldn’t resist capturing them against the silhouette of my favourite tree – the kurkara (desert oak tree).

Uluru, September 2008.

[Creative Effects: Brightness/contrast/shadow/highlight adjustments and Omni spotlight with Photoshop]

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  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 6 years ago

    just going to come soon ! great perspective.

  • Thanks Coffeetea for the lovely comments. But do I need to remind you about the awful desert heat and flies? Cheers :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 6 years ago

    Good for you!! Rain is a good thing in the thirsty Desert!!

  • Indeed it is. I am always amazed at what springs to life after even the tiniest amount of rain in the desert.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesover 6 years ago

    Excellent perspective and wonderful shot

  • Thanks Pamela B for your wonderful feedback :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Amanda Gazidis
    Amanda Gazidisover 6 years ago

    How atmospheric!It is as though the Kurkara is reaching up towards the sky, ready to drink the rain.The sky is alovely slate blue against the rich red sands.

    You are very prolific in your output and quality of work Keiran!

  • Oh thank-you Amanda for your incredible support and encouragement. Yes, it was a wonderfully atmospheric day in the desert.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    Amazing view

  • Cheers Antanas. Thank-you so very much :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • KnittedKitten
    KnittedKittenover 6 years ago

    Wow, you lucky person…….living in the heavenly place………… Superb capture.

  • Yes, it is an amazing place. Except for the summer time heat… and the flies… :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 6 years ago

    i can smell it…
    i can hear it…

  • :-) And it smells so good too in the desert. Thanks for your lovely comments Mimi.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Alicia  Liliana
    Alicia Lilianaover 6 years ago

    A perfect capture of an amazing place Keiran! Love the colours and contrasts.

  • Thank-you Liliana. It is indeed an amazing place :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Pet _
    Pet _over 6 years ago

    Wow…THIS is your backyard! You really are lucky :o) This is a stunning are all your other pieces. I am delighted to have discovered you. xxx

  • Yes, this photograph was captured standing just metres from the front door of my lovely house. Thank-you for the lovely words Petra. I really appreciate your comments. Enjoy :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago

    excellent !!

  • Thank-you :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

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