24 Feb 17 On each of our many tours in the military there was always some part of the geographical area that was memorable. Often more than just one, but the one most memorable part of the greater Gulf Coast area, and in Pace where we lived, was the clouds. Never a day went by that I did not marvel at the show in the sky. Sometimes we used to sit outside and just watch the sheet lightning as it jumped from cloud to cloud. If you've never experienced that you've missed out on something spectacular. This morning we had a show in the sky that reminded me of some of what we got to see Pace so I went down to Eglon Beach, a short walk from our abode, where my Dad used to go to take a break from the chores of living on a subsistence farm. Not much free time in such an existence, but a daily swim was something he endeavored to do. This is what things looked like before they built a dock for the steamships that traversed Puget Sound and a boat house for use of the local fishermen. At the time I took the shots there was a squall making its way from Useless Bay towards Edmonds. The dark band at the middle left is Whidbey Island where NAS Whidbey Island is located. The show this morning was a bit unusual in that I have seldom seen the hammerhead clouds that were present, one of which is at the right hand side.
This is an 8 frame pano. I've adjusted the light a small amount on the right hand side to get it balanced across the entire image. I also had to do a little cropping to get the look I wanted. The shoreline is not straight but it is not as curved as represented in this pano. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; aperture priority; ISO 200; 1/3200 sec @ f / 8.
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