When a rainbow meets the rising sun

the airplane and the rainbow

When I woke up this morning it was still dark. As photographer I always observe the sky and so I did this morning. The light started changing and the sky turned red. Unfortunately I had to go to work and had to catch my train. I got itchy and just had to get my camera out; I knew there was no time for me to go down to Gunnamatta Bay for a shooting. So I said to myself: “Alex you just need to be creative and get the shot”. These are the results of it; taken from my balcony. Not the photos I had expected to take but this makes it interesting and different.

Have all a wonderful happy day.

rainbow and the sunrise
the most beautiful rainbow
rainbow at sunrise
when the rainbow meets the rising sun
the airplane and the rainbow
an airplane flying through the rainbow

follow the rainbows

Storm in Cronulla, Sydney

Sometimes you just need to trust your gut feeling. Today was one of those days. The weather here in Cronulla, Sydney, Australia, was pretty all over the place, from nice and warm to unbelievable hard core showers. However it cleared up and it was nice and warm again. Something told me to get out; go to the beach and play with my camera. So I did. It didn’t take long for a crazy rain shower to come down but then I also could see the sun still trying to be brave and fight against the rain. In my mind I was saying: well, no beach and playing with my camera but then I stopped and thought ‘ hang on a sec.’ rain and sun equals rainbows, right? So, I decided to keep walking and when finally arrived at the beach there was the beautiful rainbow. I loved the clouds formation and the rainbow pushing through.

Cronulla beach
Rainbow over Cronulla Beach

Now, it started raining again but I knew it will stop soon anyways. Then I was able to capture that beautiful scene.

rainbow over Australia
Rainbow over the ocean of Austalia

I couldn’t get enough of these beautiful rainbows. More and more would follow and then this massive cloud coming in…oh oh…first I had to get the photo. I worry about me getting drenched later.

Storm in Cronulla, Sydney
Storm cloud over Cronulla

…and now, guess what…yes, i got drenched…unbelievable this heavy rain. I was literally running to a shelter in Shelly beach in Cronulla; absolutely soaked but excited.

…and here there was another rainbow again….what a great afternoon.

Shire, rainbow
rainbow over shelly beach, Cronulla

I had to wait for quite a while; went then home, totally wet but with a big happy smile.

What did I learn today: Get out and trust your instincts and you will see amazing things when you just open your eyes. Mother nature can be amazing.

Have a great start into the week.

Alex