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Hurricane on the way



A huge tropical storm, almost an hurricane is preparing to hit the coast. Where the sun breaks the clouds and hits the water, the green of the caribbean sea shi...
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A huge tropical storm, almost an hurricane is preparing to hit the coast. Where the sun breaks the clouds and hits the water, the green of the caribbean sea shines like an emerald gem.
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Contest Finalist in The Ocean And The Clouds Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal Press
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Cloud Painting Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 500 Gray Skies Photo Contest
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Towards The Horizon Photo ContestTop 10 class
A Storm Is Coming Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Powerful Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Simple Landscapes Photo ContestTop 30 class
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Celebrating The Sky Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Using Filters Photo ContestTop 20 class
Using Filters Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Ocean And The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Ocean And The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 20 class
A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 20 class week 2
A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 30 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Earth Day 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Cloud Painting Photo ContestTop 10 class
Cloud Painting Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Dramatic Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Dramatic Shots Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Stormy Weather Photo ContestTop 20 class
Stormy Weather Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
500 Gray Skies Photo ContestTop 10 class
500 Gray Skies Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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leslimichaephotography PRO+
 
leslimichaephotography November 07, 2014
Beautiful - voted
okostecki PRO
 
okostecki November 15, 2014
Great Capture - absolutely stunning shot
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita November 20, 2014
wicked looking sky and the water colours are divine...congrats on being a Finalist
janland PRO+
 
janland November 20, 2014
Fantastic capture! Great light...congrats!
Little_dust_devil
 
Little_dust_devil November 20, 2014
Jaw dropping.
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude November 20, 2014
What a gorgeous sky! Congrats!
Miss_Jay
 
Miss_Jay November 21, 2014
Those colours... Wow!
Tomek PRO
 
Tomek November 21, 2014
stunning work!!!
davidsloan
 
davidsloan November 22, 2014
Dynamic clouds great feel of drama, I love it.
RayYoungYHY
 
RayYoungYHY December 14, 2014
fascinating colors
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley December 24, 2014
Amazing photo and and what a stunning capture!
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert December 24, 2014
Stunning clouds and fantastic colours. A beauty of a shot.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 26, 2014
awesome shot !
artemiopascua
 
artemiopascua February 02, 2015
so much power, awesome capture and composition
rach_who
 
rach_who February 04, 2015
Dramatic image
dianelymbury
 
dianelymbury February 18, 2015
Wow! Your whole gallery just blew me away! Thank you for sharing your stunning photos.
howie516 PRO
 
howie516 April 24, 2015
Amazing voted!
RALeArt
 
RALeArt April 27, 2015
amazing
InspiredImagery PRO
 
InspiredImagery November 24, 2015
Amazing!
melissavines36
 
melissavines36 March 11, 2016
Stunning shot. Amazing!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake March 15, 2016
Magnificent -
thunderlake
 
thunderlake March 15, 2016
Magnificent -
ygobigr
 
ygobigr March 15, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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ygobigr March 15, 2016
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ygobigr March 15, 2016
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ygobigr March 15, 2016
Powerful!
bobbytaylor71 Premium
 
bobbytaylor71 August 17, 2018
Dramatic ... Awesome sky/clouds ... A beautiful capture.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Isla Mujeres, a small island in front of Cancun, in the Yucatan Peninsula, during the summer.
Time
It was around the 2:00 PM. It was the afternoon before the night in which the storm tropical ernesto was supposed to break down on the island. I was there with my tripo made of magnesium and carbon fiber, petrified, waiting for lightning to strike it and kill me. When the sun broke for a short second through the clouds I've shot a rapid sequence of photos, then I've picked up my gear and began to run. Just some seconds after not one but three lightnings hit the zone. The adrenaline discharge has been incredible, but the result is worth the risk. Btw that night Ernesto hit the Island with rain, strong winds and a lot of noise.
Lighting
I've enriched the colors and the contrast to underline the incoming hurricane sensation, but believe me, it was really frightening
Equipment
For this shot I've use a Nikon D800, a Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8, a B+W polarizer filter, and a Manfrotto 190CxPro4 tripod.
Inspiration
The weather on a tropical island is constantly changing, and during the summer, august, is one of the best season to capture them. Storms and clouds usually, give some stunning and incredible sunset over the caribbean sea, and it is pratically impossible to resist to their charm.
Editing
The photo is an HDR done to get the most of detail for the clouds, then I've applied some color corrections to obtain the strong tones.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800, Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35 F/4, Nikkor 24-70 F/2.8, Nikkor 70-200 F/4, TC20III, a Manfrotto 190CXPro4 Tripod and 20x 32Gb Memory cards and some hard disks. Yes, it is really heavy to carry.
Feedback
As I said, the islands in the oceans are the best places where to find big storms on the sea; check when is the rain season, go there, and prepare to have patience, surely something spectacular will happen. It happens almost every day. But stay far from lightning storms!

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