The best bit about autumn – clouds.


Summer in Perth is all very well, but the heat, the endless blue skies and 15 hours of sunshine a day can get a bit wearing.

I know, I know, how ungrateful!! Compared to England, we have good weather here – even when its cold, its warm.  Blah blah!

Well, the summer has packed its bags now and autumn is coming and with it – clouds, rain and cool breezes.  All of which are great for photographs.  A bit of cloud and suddenly everything is a little bit more interesting.

 

First up – just a few iPhone shots of the skies this week.

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6:30am, through my windscreen.  Just awesome.

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The next day was almost as dramatic!

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Catching the train in the morning – darkness closing in for the winter – soon it’ll be dark both ends of my working day.

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From the train I spotted this cool car/bike/three wheeler thing.  Apparently is been around for a decade or more – looks fantastic!  This is what happens when you let boffins loose in a shed unsupervised!  It’s probably running on plasma fission or something.

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Back to Warnbro Beach – we had a few grey days, totally still too.  I love the beach when it’s like this.

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Sunset from my front garden – its been a week of pure awesome for this.

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I rode upto Perth this week, which is getting increasingly annoying with the traffic being so blocked up on the freeway.  Yes, I can filter though the cars, but it’s not exactly stress free doing that.  I might have to leave a little bit earlier and go the long way around the coast.

Speaking of the long way round – on the way home, I took the long way back home and stopped off in time for awesome clouds and sunset goodness.

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Looking north up the coast to the Kwinana industrial strip

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We had a little rain too – love the squally clouds ripping in off the ocean.  This was taken at Rockingham beach looking out to Garden Island

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Shoalwater Beach.  I stopped here for a while and chatted to an old guy about life the universe and everything.  He was really cool and loved my little bike – I reckon he was a rev-head in his youth!

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Palm Beach looking round to Mangles Bay

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And then finally round to Warnbro Beach the sunset finale.

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Today, we decided, well, the girls decided, they wanted to do a photoshoot down by the old railway.  It’s a little drive – I go past it when I go on one of my bike ride routes up to the hills – but we all hopped in the car and braved the rain to have a little fun.  Riding shotgun, I could actually take a few motion shots!

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We pulled over by the old railway and let the girls take a ton of pictures.  I took a few too 😉

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We went a bit further on to St Stevens Church in Serpentine and the girls went nuts taking pictures of everything!

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And that was that – Serpentine Church is beautiful, surrounded by a lovely rose garden and only 30 mins drive from my house.  Perfect.

So – Sunday is now shirt ironing and doing my company tax return (bah) – ah well, it was nice whilst it lasted!

Hope you’re all having a good weekend!

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11 Comments on “The best bit about autumn – clouds.

    • Thanks! Autumn is always interesting here like that. One issue we do have here is that in the west, sunrise over the ocean is not really possible and rather a long drive to get to!

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  1. Really enjoying your phone shots Charlie… the immediacy of them is lovely. It’s a great little vignette of autumn. Also… that spaceship on the road – whoa!.

    I had to laugh reading your previous post about dropping your keys into the faring of your bike. I did that a couple of times – once in a carpark, and once in a gas station. It was mortifying!

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    • I seem to be using the iphone more than anything else lately – ah well – so much for being all highbrow photographer-like. Instagram seems to smooth away all the harshness and end up at a good compromise for blogging.

      Dropping the keys was really annoying and I burned my arm trying to hook my hand it far enough. Stoopid design! Naked bikes all the way from now on – I can drop the keys down the drain grating instead!

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      • Hehehehe. Yes to naked bikes. I’m still dreaming about my Triumph Street Triple… especially since I have been coming across sooooo many bikers recently!

        As for iPhone… you know what they say – the best camera is the one you have with you 🙂

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