Friday, January 30, 2009

Angry Eye of the Storm

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The weather can play strange tricks at any time, but when you have the right location the phenomena in the sky can be downright creepy. This was early December 2006 and I was in Wiltshire, coach-tripping around Bronze Age antiquities and other sites of historic interest. This was at the medieval village of Upavon, our stop between Avebury and Stonehenge. The weather had been lousy all day, rain in varying amounts, muddy ground, but that had not detered half the bus load from getting off to exercise their cameras on the ancient monuments of the southcountry. This was a serendipitous shot as I was stretching my legs in the mainstreet: I looked up and found the sun straining through a black cloud, silhouetting a gaunt tree, like something from high fantasy art. Zoom, frame, snap, all in a couple of seconds, before the cloud swept by and the image was lost. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Photo by Mike.

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