The Lost Umbrella by Mel Brackstone

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Storm over Bramble Bay, Qld, Feb 2011
The Making of a storm chaser
Other storm shots:-

Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, is from Brisbane, Australia. All work is copyright Mel Brackstone.

melbrackstone at gmail dot com

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  • Dean Bailey
    Dean Baileyalmost 3 years ago

    very nice image…well done

  • Dean, thank you!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 3 years ago

    The red of that umbrella absolutely pops! Love the harsh shadow too. :)

  • It shows just how still it was as the storm approached….the umbrella didn’t even move….by the time I’d packed it up and moved back up to the footpath I was almost walking horizontally, lol!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensalmost 3 years ago

    This is so awesome !!!!! :)

  • Thanks Pene!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 3 years ago

    Very impressive image Mel,the clouds are just awesome

  • Thanks Hans!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 3 years ago

    Well composed and creative! Love the red umbrella as a foreground feature. Well taken!

  • Thanks so much Arfan!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinalmost 3 years ago

    Love the drama!

  • Thanks so much TOTS!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Andrew Bosman
    Andrew Bosmanalmost 3 years ago

    But it’s not lost.
    Nice work Mel, the red contrasts beautifully with the subdued colours of the rest of the image.

  • heh, it would have been if I’d left it there once the wind started to blow…but yeah, a little bit of poetic license….thanks Boz!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant as always Mel!

  • Thanks Angela!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joealmost 3 years ago


  • Cheers Gerrard!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufialmost 3 years ago

    The brollie was an inspiration

  • Thanks Rhoufi! I don’t normally take foreground interest props with me….lol!

    – Mel Brackstone

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