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Fay, izzat you?

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 20 August 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Disclaimer: I pre-posted what follows. As it turns out the summer thunderstorm on the screen you're looking at was far more dramatic than whatever Fay brought to Bradenton. We got virtually not a drop of rain and only some very nice northerly breezes. Everything Fay has seems to be hitting the Atlantic side...

As I post this shot taken about a week earlier, the unanswered question of whether a tropical storm or hurricane named Fay might hit us here remains an unknown. By today we'll all know what the answer was. So in honor of all who may be in Fay's path, here's a bit of stormy weather, taken at the beach here in Bradenton not so long ago.

Panasonic DMC-LS70 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 100 6 mm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A fabulous b&w VF, and beautifully presented, those clouds certainly look menacing!

20 Aug 2008 9:42am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Seems Fay brushed by you? This shot in B&W is just beautiful! Love the light on the water in the distance. Hugs to Bella!

20 Aug 2008 9:52am

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

That's an ominous sky, but not how our coast looked yesterday. *smile*
While we need the rain, we won't miss the possible destruction. We're keeping those it Fay's path in our prayers ... along with your dear Bella, of course!

20 Aug 2008 11:22am

MJ from Delaware, United States

great sky... I love those dark clouds and the beach scene.....

20 Aug 2008 11:49am

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Glad you were not in harms way!
Awesome T-storm shot over the water!

20 Aug 2008 3:01pm

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Beautiful storm cloud shot! We are currently getting some light rain, Fay's disorganized eye is very close, but thankfully, she's lost her umph.

20 Aug 2008 3:03pm

Lorraine from Canada

Glad everyone's ok in your area...this is a splendid, moody b&w, prayers in my heart for Bella, always ;)

20 Aug 2008 3:03pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful. Well last I saw it looked like Fay was just sort of hanging around. Hopefully she will go away and leave you guys alone. They said she could become a hurricane again. Sheesh! what a pest she is being!

20 Aug 2008 4:01pm

DonLon from Providence, RI, United States

Very nice image. I likethe angle and the feel. Very well done. Hope Bella is feeling better.

20 Aug 2008 4:39pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Fantastically dramatic, VF!! LOVE it in the b/w.

20 Aug 2008 5:07pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

powerful shot

20 Aug 2008 7:25pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Well done VF!

20 Aug 2008 7:37pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The black and white tones work so beautifully here...much power here!

20 Aug 2008 8:35pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Now that is an awesome STormy sky VF. You HAVE to frame this one, as is, pride of place for everyone to see. i LOVE it!!

20 Aug 2008 8:49pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Hope you guys are coping alright and staying warm!:) take care uncle VF!

21 Aug 2008 2:25am

Panasonic DMC-LS70
1/800 second
ISO 100
6 mm