My Wednesday consisted of shooting another series of time-lapse thunderstorms in the afternoon, and kick-butt lightning storms after dark. I tell you, my collection is growing fast this season for both. I setup for yet another cool sequence of shots as this high contrast thunderstorm convection exploded into the atmosphere along the east coast seabreeze boundary in Martin and St Lucie counties. Will share the video soon.
Then, believe it or not, I had another encounter with a bee swarm when driving around looking for more angles to shoot. This was about 5-6 miles from the previous day when I saw them on a one way street sign. Again, they were on a sign, but this time in a more dangerous location right on a bike trail. Not sure if this was the same colony or not, but it was worth a few pictures and some HD video. I spoke with a Florida Game and Fish officer who posted some signs warning people on the trail. He said they will monitor them for the safety of the public. Too many bees for me the last 24 hours.
So, to top off the day, a nice round of lightning storms developed after sunset along the west coast, lake breeze and outflow boundaries in Glades County, FL. I was able to capture a few interesting lightning shots, and a time-lapse of a new developing lightning storm on the horizon. Once again a lot of fun.
July, August and September are my favorite months to chase and capturing the Florida lightning storms. Not to mention any, ahem… hurricanes. Let’s see what tomorrow will bring.