Sunrise Silhouettes

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Sunrise & Crashing Waves

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Cloud Cities

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9/27/2015 – Cloud Cities: – Large thunderstorms roam across the hot and humid Florida Everglades, their beauty disguising the destructive force within its clouds, and the havoc that can at times unleash upon the earth beneath it. Their structure clearly visible here, Inflows, outflows and even rain shafts are visible. If you look closely at the cloud tops you can clearly see the strong, billowing, vertical motion of the updraft causing the clouds to rapidly build skyward. This flight (Southwest Airlines 1674 to FLL) flew down Florida's west coast to Naples, then crossing the Everglades on approach to Fort Lauderdale. This was shot at about 25k feet while turning to miss storms. We did fly through the edge of one, being diverted far out over the Atlantic Ocean, then back again to land. Shot with Hyperlapse @12X speed. The full video is 4:16. This is the first one minute of it. Set to the music of the Cocteau Twins – Pandora #flying #clouds #southwestairlines #thunderstorm #everglades #florida #lovefl #staysaltyflorida #naturefl #southflorida #flstofmind #cloudporn #skyporn

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James River Sunset

Live Oaks in silhouette against a brilliantly colored sunset along the James River.  12/28/2013

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Sunset from Fort Monroe National Monument / Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia. After a beautiful mild winter afternoon for a walk around enjoying the sights we were treated to this spectacular sunset looking west up the James River. Located at the mouth of the James river where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, Old Point Comfort has been in use as a military installation of some kind and varying names since 1609, and is also home to the second oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, the Old Point Comfort Light. (seen in prior photos) Many more photos of this trip to follow.

Old Point Comfort Light & Keepers Residence

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keepers Residence. 12/28/2013

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Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and lighthouse keepers house at Fort Monroe National Monument / Old Point Comfort. This view is from the top of the old fort which stands around 40 feet tall. The water in the background to the left is the moth of the James River, to the right is the lower Chesapeake Bay. Located at the mouth of the James river where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, this lighthouse was first built in 1802 and has been in use since, though it is now automated, and has been since 1973. It is the second oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, and was captured by the British and used as an observation post in the War of 1812. Old Point Comfort has been in use as a military installation of some kinds and varying names since 1609. Many more photos of this trip to follow.

Old Point Comfort Light

Historic Old Point Comfort Light Still Shines. 12/28/2013

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Old Point Comfort Lighthouse at Fort Monroe National Monument / Old Point Comfort. A beautiful mild winter afternoon for a walk around enjoying the sights. Located at the mouth of the James river where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, this lighthouse was first built in 1802 and has been in use since, though it is now automated, and has been since 1973. It is the second oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, and was captured by the British and used as an observation post in the War of 1812. Old Point Comfort has been in use as a military installation of some kinds and varying names since 1609. Many more photos of this trip to follow.

Live Oaks & Wide Water View

Beautiful River View from Old Point Comfort where the James River empties into the Chesapeake Bay. 12/28/2013

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View from atop the historic old gun / cannon battery at Fort Monroe National Monument / Old Point Comfort. A beautiful mild winter afternoon for a walk around enjoying the sights. This is looking west up the James River through a couple of small Live Oak trees. Located at the mouth of the James river where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, Old Point Comfort has been in use as a military installation of some kinds and varying names since 1609. It is also home to the Old Point Comfort lighthouse which was built and first used in 1802. Many more photos of this trip to Virginia’s southeast Coast to follow.