Cloud Pump

The enclosure in the foreground is a pump or lift station for the Harling Point sewer. The clouds are the same ones featured in a recent post of a crow calling, one of my favourite pictures. I doubt that this enclosure will ever feature again in my Harling Point photographs – how could I get a better setting for a shot of the local septic system?

OK, I admit it. The picture is really a cloud picture, not documentation of the local infrastructure. Nice clouds are so much more uplifting.

BTW, unless this is a really slow day, someone looking at this post today will be my 10,000th view! So, thank you to everyone that keeps on coming back to see more. It is gratifying and motivates me to keep up the photography and blogging effort.



Canon EOS 5D Mkii, Canon 5omm/f1.4, polarizing filter, ISO 200, f2.2, 1/8,000th


18 thoughts on “Cloud Pump

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  2. I love dramatic cloud scenes! GREAT shot here, my friend!! It’s been a real pleasure to get to meet you this year, albeit online so far, and I really hope that you and your family have an awesome New Year! Best wishes for 2012, and I am really looking forward to having a chance to meet. And a big congratulations on your traffic milestone, WOW, that’s really quite the accomplishment!!!! 🙂


    • Hi Toad – thank you so much. You, kind sir, are responsible for many of those views. Right this minute I am sitting at 946 949 (it went up while I was writing) direct referrals from your generous act of including my posts in 8 of your weekly roundups at Since those referrals are people that love photography, many of them look around a bit when they get into my blog. Which means 2 or 3,000 (or more) of my 10,000 views come directly from your kindness at including me in your weekly favourites, and some of those people have subscribed and add daily to my view count. My stats graph is strongly correlated with your publication date :). So, thank you seems very inadequate but it is pretty much all I have to offer. 🙂

      I too am looking forward to meeting you in the New Year when your schedule settles down. All the best to you and Mrs. Toad for the coming year.


    • Good morning Joseph – this was a terrific sky. I have a few more shots from the 5 minutes or so that I was given, of some aspects of the Chinese Cemetery. I will get some of those published too.


    • Hi Ryan – from a sky point of view the pump house does help the picture. From a pumping station point of view, the sky is nearly everything. One of those integrated shots I guess.


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