Hi all. I am new here, and the photograph in question is one that I shot last summer in the Florida Keys. If anyone wants to "Goog" the location,
the Lat Lon is;
24 40 05 N 81 22 37 W The boat was located in the bay, about 1000 ft from the western group of houses, and about 3/4 to the end of the houses from
The boat is a 38 ft sport fisher, with tuna tower, 750 gallons of fuel, and 2- 485 hp Detroit diesels, about 1,500 lb each for ballast. The water was
relatively calm, with very light chop (re the post about no reflection in the water, the waves and ripple action was breaking it up. In the original
image, you can see the brighter area in the water.)
The equipment used is a Fuji S3 Pro, 12.3 Mp camera with Nikon 18-70mm f3.5 G ED lens, no filter. Shutter 1/8 sec, iso 800, f6.7, zoom @ 38mm (with
APC crop sensor.)
I don't know yet how to post a photograph here, or I would post 100% crops of the original showing the two areas in question, the power pole, which
is a big one, about 60 or 70 ft tall, and the other smaller bolt of lightning in the upper right corner of the shot. The land mass that the lightning
is over is only about 50 meters wide, crossing a 3/4 mile wide bay.
The original photo looks pretty much like the one posted, except some slight adjustments using iPhoto 08 V7.1.5, and not capable of any refined
"photoshopping." I have PS3 installed, but haven't learned to use it yet.
I will try to post the photos this way.
Here are url's for the photos cropped 100% and straight from the camera not edited, for the photo experts to dissect.
Upper right corner
Click on "Photo Page" button at the left of the page at the link to see the image full size.
I will try to answer any other questions any of you may have about the images.
The photo is currently hanging on a wall in some NOAA building somewhere, via their "Customer Appreciation thing" or some such program.
[edit on 27-5-2010 by MelonMusketeer]