Twilight storm at Lido Key beach. The two brightest celestial bodies are the Moon and Venus.
Because of the storm most people cleared the beach, but because of the storm, I was drawn towards it.
I did not get another good shot of lightning that evening – I forgot to bring my tripod, so the photos prior to this one are too blurred. I captured this clear shot by setting my camera on a beach chair, and propping up the lens with one of my flip-flops. And this stroke of lightning was the last significant one. But I’m sure grateful for it!
I didn’t modify the picture except to increase the brightness and contrast a bit, and remove camera artifacts. I’m not too good at making photos look more ‘artistic’, but for landscape, atmospheric, and flower photos, I think I prefer the more natural look.
(Photo taken on July 17, 2007)