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Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 25 June 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Tropical Storm Debby's wave action; lots of wind and rain. We drove over to Anna Maria Island (about 10 minutes from our front door) to eat at a beachside restaurant Sunday evening. There was no beach - all high water, waves and turbulence. It was fun and scary, the Gulf was crashing just about 10 feet from the restaurant window. Took this with my little iPhone camera (grainy), just to give y'all a taste of what it's like here in coastal Florida when a tropical storm is near. We've got a tornado watch posted also, until 5 am Monday morning. It's daunting to see the power of nature unleashed.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, you were brave, Glenn. We heard on the TV news that the road to Anna Maria was closed, as was the Sunshine Skyway. I' would have loved to go out to the beach, but the low places in the road would surely have been flooded and closed.

25 Jun 2012 11:28am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Lol. Not sure if brave or dumb. But throughout my life, I always felt drawn to these points of nature's raw power unleashed. In New Orleans, I found it often at the seawall along Lake Pontchartrain/Lakeshore Drive. Here in Bradenton, it's definitely on the Gulf at Anna Maria Island. In-between squalls, I may go back today (if possible) with my "real" camera for some more storm shots.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

Nothing better than being on the beach in a good storm.

25 Jun 2012 1:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nothing like the fury of Nature to show us how insignificant we humans are in the grand scale of things! Well done Glenn! ;-)

25 Jun 2012 5:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Hunker down.

25 Jun 2012 11:53pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Be careful out there. Reading about Debby, and we just left Colorado with all the awful fires.

26 Jun 2012 12:44am

Joyce from Montana, United States

Grainy is effective in showing the energy and in"in your face" feel. I too find the sea, in this turbulent mood, positively exciting, and alive.

28 Jun 2012 12:46pm