I remember waking up early Sunday morning. I had my usual mental struggle which doesn’t necessarily involve what I am going to eat or wear, but whether or not I should take photos. I am happy where I live, don’t get me wrong, but I am not usually very enthusiastic about taking pictures here in downtown Lake Worth. I am more comfortable in nature without the sound of horns, expletives, and police sirens.
The couple of hours prior to church doesn’t afford me the luxuery of taking photos. Sunday was an exception.
My brother called me on his way to the Lake Worth pier which is about 5 minutes from where I live. “Robby I am on my way to the pier – grab your camera”. The opportunity gave us time to catch up, laugh, and take some photos in between those moments.
I remember going to this very same place as a little boy. Fishing off the pier despite not having any clue what I was doing. I was more comfortable fishing at a lake or canal. It was more familiar.
This particular morning was busy and it was evident I was not going to be able to setup at the very end of the pier.
I am usually not a fan of having people in my landscape shots, but it really helps to give perspective here.
I find it fascinating how light dramatically changes a picture depending on your angle to the sun.
Here are two other photos from the pier.
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I was fortunate enough to photograph another storm recently. They are a daily occurrence in South Florida’s tropical savanna climate. The most ideal time for me is when I am able to take photos of lightning, at night, without actually getting rained on. This particular combination is not nearly as frequent. A perfect storm within a storm if you will.
I know my camera is weather sealed. I am just too paranoid about being outside in the rain with electronics. I suppose it’s about as crazy as someone putting plastic on their furniture. No offense to anyone who still subscribes to this practice…
I was able to find a few places at Lake Worth beach that allowed just enough cover to keep my gear dry while taking photos.
I made the mistake of going under the pier and there was a couple under it. A lot of giggling ensued and things were just entirely too creepy so that didn’t last long. I also found out that it’s not wise to try and take long shutter shots when the tide is able to reach your tripod. It makes for a rather unstable platform.
Luckily I was still able to come away with the following photo.
Long exposure on a wavy Palm Beach ocean day. F27 – 2 minutes and 5 seconds
Arrived at the Lake Worth pier and took photos intially in total darkness. The sun was about to make an appearance and snapped this off.
I noticed some intense lightning when I was coming home from class tonight. I live a distance from the university, but thankfully in the direction of the storm & my camera. I ended up driving further south to follow the storm in an effort to get parallel. It was unfortunately very far off the coast by the time I arrived at the beach.
Not what I had hoped for, but it’s something.