Lightning Storm Over Okeechobee Lake at Port Mayaca

There was a crucial lesson that I learned during this lightning storm chase. Obviously playing with lightning is bad but that wasn’t the lesson. Basically I saw this storm from the Palm Beach Inlet, and it was intense. Thinking it was close I chased it all the way to Okeechobee Lake. By that time the storm started to settle, and I was still nowhere close to it! So the lesson here is that lighting, no matter how close it appears, unless you hear thunder, it’s most likely very, very far away.

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Software I use for processing my photos:
Picasa – Free photo management program.
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Plugins – Photoshop enhancement plugin.
PS Elements – Used for final post processing of HDR images.

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Photography Style: Single Exposure HDR
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Okeechobee Lake, Port Mayaca, Florida

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