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Photographed with a Canon 400D.

I visited the South Head of Sydney Harbour a few weeks ago hoping to get some long range shots of the city. It was sunny when I left but just as I was climbing the rocks towards the gap it started to rain & I didn’t have a brolly.
Protecting the camera came first & fortunately it was just a short shower but it provided this dramatic image out to sea.

My friend Desiree got my permission to use this image on her metaphysical seminar website. When I asked her why she liked it she replied …

“I love this shot because it shows the range of emotions we weather, and while we focus on one aspect we rarely see the entire picture. This photo captures it all in one take… the storm, the sunlit cloud, the brooding atmosphere, the clear sky and the intense section of rainbow – a metaphor for our lives.”

Moody & Evocative, Nov 2010.
Through The Eye Of The Lens, Mar 2012.

425 views as of Mar 20, 2012.

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • SharonJH
    SharonJHover 5 years ago

    OMG – This stunning Michael – so very very beautiful.

  • Thank you very much Sharon & thanks for the favouriting. That’s the second time I’ve hesitated over uploading am image & someone has added it to their favourites straight away.
    Thanks for the vote of confidence.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Michael

  • Thanks for the compliment Carol.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 5 years ago

    totally awesome Michael

  • Thanks Ian & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Woweeee !! what a shot ,great lighting and colours Michael

  • Thanks for the great compliment Trudi.

    – Michael Matthews

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture, xx

  • Thanks Ann.

    – Michael Matthews

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    It is wonderful to see a lovely rainbow over the ocean!

  • Thanks Sharon. I think I love rainbows wherever they are. I got a photo last week of a rainbow with a rainbow lorikeet flying past it. That was pretty amazing.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you Scott.

    – Michael Matthews

  • phillip wise
    phillip wiseover 5 years ago

    great weather shot

  • Thanks for the compliment Phillip.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture!!! Very beautiful!

  • Thank you very Lori & thanks for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 5 years ago

    That is Drama with a capital D Excellent capture Michael, the wisps of falling rain coming from below are fantastic, well caught!

  • Thanks David. My initial disappointment at not being able to fit the whole rainbow in a shot was compensated with this great view.

    – Michael Matthews

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