Monday, March 16, 2015

Bodies of Water - TP 329

Serendipitous Thematic Photographic!

On Sunday and Monday the eastern coasts of New Zealand were visited by the remnants of tropical cyclone Pam, which earlier caused huge damage and a number of deaths in Vanuatu and nearby islands. (See here)

Where I live we had a lot of rain but luckily, not the damaging winds we had been promised.

This morning I got up and drove out to the beach before dawn, to see if I could get some shots of the sunrise, and of the big surf which is always a legacy of easterly storms. The surf doesn't look very big in these - the scale is deceptive.

Here are some of the photos I took:
 

 




















See some other bodies of water at Written.Inc


18 comments:

  1. How very, very beautiful.
    Glad to hear you escaped the worst of it. It sounds horrendous. Winds up to 300 km an hour. Awful. And lucky that more people were not lost.

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    1. We were lucky indeed, EC. Not even any power cuts, and lots of rain - which we needed!

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  2. Those are absolutely gorgeous! The cyclone looked dreadful from what we have seen here in the papers and on TV. Water and wind have such dreadful power, and yet can look so beautiful, as you have captured.

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    1. Thank you Gilly. It was beautiful out there.

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  3. the horrific storms sure make for beautiful afterward pictures.
    i'm glad that you were not in the wake of Pam! but i'm sad for all the people that have suffered so much loss.

    gorgeous pre-dawn shots! i love the clouds in the 2nd picture & the colors & reflection in the 3rd & the 4th with the birds!!!

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    1. Thanks laura! The birds were a happy accident, but I did take rather a lot of shots of the reflections :)

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  4. There is a lot of coverage in the states of the Vanuatu cyclone disaster. It appears the island was flattened and I can't see how people survived it, but most seemed to have done so. The last photo, that wave looks very large!

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    1. The day before, the seas were enormous, and very messy. By the time I took these, things had calmed down a great deal.

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  5. Wonderful early morning photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I did enjoy taking them - and I was very pleased with the results.

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  7. Gorgeous shots. My grandson surfs for GB Juniors - who would have loved those waves.

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    1. Thank you, Bob. Yes, your grandson would have enjoyed them greatly.

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  8. Great photos, especially the last one. Thanks for sharing.

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