Ocean Lightning Puts On A Great Show…Finally For Me!
A few weeks ago I posted that I was out during the pre-dawn hours on the hunt for lightning over the ocean for a timelapse video sequence project. This was one of the shots I was looking for all summer to complete my storm season here in Florida, but the last few attempts failed with the storms weakening or moving too far offshore closer to the northwest Bahamas.
Last night finally paid off with an amazing lightning display of deep convection over the Gulf Stream waters just east of Jupiter Beach, Florida. I was able to capture some vivid cloud-to-water lightning strikes, along with a fantastic sequence of high resolution stills for the ocean thunderstorm timelapse. I didn’t plan on posting this video just yet, as I plan to post my Florida storm highlight video later this month that includes all of my video from this year, including numerous timelapses. But there was a lot of interest on Twitter overnight and today from some of the stills I posted last night, so I thought I would go ahead and post the lightning timelapse video for everyone to enjoy.
Note: I've had numerous requests for the title of the song, and I should of put it in the credits of the video from the start. The song is by: Sun Araw and is only titled as "Track 2" available on Vimeo.
Update: 10/12/11 - I just wanted to thank everyone for the huge response on all the social media outlets, TV and the comments below. I really appreciate all the support for the storm timelapse video above, and wanted to post a BIG THANK YOU! I will be uploading a Florida storm season highlight video later this month that will include a lot of the weather footage from 2011. This will also include the numerous timelapses you always hear me tweeting about or on Instgram. So, keep checking back!
Another note: 01/23/12 - I have recently added a new secondary blog on StormVisuals that will focus on daily Florida weather updates through pictures and video. Be sure to check it out daily! Thank you, JG.