Storm Clouds over the Gulf of Mexico

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Stormy Sky over the Gulf of MexicoStormy Sky over the Gulf of Mexico – Nikon D200, f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 400, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 80mm, natural light

I love to watch the sky. I look for different cloud formations and I adore seeing the multitude of colors in the clouds when the sun rises and sets.

One August morning in 2008 when I was at Fort De Soto to photograph birds I couldn’t resist taking a few images of storm clouds hanging over the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of those images. It is simple but it reminds me off a wonderful morning spent on the beach. When I photographed birds at Fort De Soto I was always there before the sun rose, I would find a spot near where I could see or hear birds and sit down to watch the sun come up. It felt so peaceful and serene and was a great way to start the day. Birds aren’t the only reason I go out to photograph, being in nature is a large part of it too.

Life is good.



  1. Elephant's Child June 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Literal storm clouds are incredibly beautiful. The metaphoric ones scare me.

  2. Carol June 22, 2016 at 8:00 am


  3. Patty Chadwick June 22, 2016 at 7:42 am

    OH! WOW!!!!!!

  4. Bob McPherson June 22, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Beautiful image, Mia.

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