Storm clouds over Sydney Observatory – Photo of the day



Published by Paula Bray June 18, 2009 in Photo of the day.





Powerhouse Museum – Sydney





    Storm clouds over Sydney Observatory






    Starting in the 1890s Russell began taking detailed photographs of the moon and meteorological events which occurred in Sydney. This photograph is one of a series illustrating storm cloud formations which Russell took from the Sydney Observatory.


    The early photographic emulsions were more sensitive to blue light and this made it difficult to record sky and land features at the same time. This in part accounts for the dark area at the base of the photograph but it remains a significant illustration of the importance of Russell’s meteorological work in the1890s.





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