Lens Artist Challenge #286: Weather

What a day to do a challenge for weather. We are sitting in a dark house and trying not to move much as the temperature creeps to 38 C which I think is around 100 F. It seems summer has arrived.

When I saw that Anne from Slow Shutter Speed had chosen this week’s challenge I thought it was funny. I was down at Port Campbell on the weekend, almost a year since I took her there. The weather was hot and there was lots and lots of sun. It wasn’t great.

I had to think but knew I had taken photos during different weather. So here are photos from 40+ C days, mornings with fog, rainy days and then stormy weather. There is even some snow. The best snow I have ever seen in Australia. I hope you agree it fits the brief, well my interpretation of it.

Thank you Anne for this challenge and being our host this week. I loved it.

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  1. I did not know you had snow either – great variation and as usual gorgeous photos! Suddenly we hade – 20 and then +10. It scares me.

    1. Yeah it seems to have caught people by surprise. It does snow in Australia, but only in the mountains and we really don’t have many of those, so it hardly snows at all. I had to drive over 2 hours to see that, and I was lucky with the snowfall that was there. There isn’t usually that much. The weather is very scary these days, mother nature is not happy. Thank you Leya.

  2. Leanne, what a stunning gallery you shared for us. The photos are simply beautiful. I especially liked the clouds in your photos. Great post!

  3. Leanne, has it been almost a year since you took me to Port Campbell? Yes, Sandy, Peg and I were there in March 2023. We had such a great time. I absolutely love your weather photos, especially the rain in the city with the lights shining on the streets. My favorite has to be the long exposure you took at Port Campbell with the water falling off the rocks. Thanks for joining in!

    1. Yeah it has Anne, how quickly it goes by. It is almost 9 years since I was in the US. My passport runs out next year. We did have a great time, it was a lot of fun. Thank you Anne, I loved doing the rain ones, not always easy to get. I imagine your favourite would be very close to your heart.

  4. Lovely as always Leanne – your rain images are my favorite of this set, really beautifully captured. Also loved the rocks with the water pouring off, a terrific catch. And snow! Who knew?! As always, thanks for joining us.

  5. Beautiful photos! Stay cool, Leanne and be careful! I know all about extreme heat in Las Vegas.

    1. Thank you John, we have the house air conditioned and I think growing up in this sort of heat you do get to know what you can and can’t do. Keep the house dark, put on air cons, don’t move much and drink heaps. I imagine it would be the same for you too.

  6. Dear Leanne
    fine shots. We especially like your last picture. This S-bend of the road is perfect and we love this winter mood.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you, it is a weird shot for Australia, it does snow here, but only in very small pockets and never where I live.

  7. Such moody softness, Leanne. I love the beach photos, especially the tree at the shoreline. All types of weather, but yes, a bit warm for you today. A good day for going through those albums.

    1. Thank you Donna. Oh I think that tree is actually in the wetlands, and most of the year it is in the water, really amazing. A very good day, summer has hit and more is coming. 😢

  8. what a contrast between them. I had no idea that you had snow anywhere in australia. here it is winter, where we had snow and ice, but now it’s acting more like spring, which is worrisome, as much as I enjoy it

    1. Yeah we get lots of different weather types. It does snow in Australia, but in a very small part. It never snows where I live. The seasons are weird. We are finally getting hot weather now, and summer is almost over. Too strange. Thank you Beth.

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