Hurricane Alex

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© Regenia Brabham
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 15, 2011
TakenJune 29, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length27 mm
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Q: How do you take a long exposure picture with people?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I captured this in Corpus Christi, Texas as Hurricane Alex moved in just below us in 2010. Early on, the light was incredible. The ocean was lit up and turned a beautiful clear green. The skies held the light in and it reflected in tiny sparkles all over the water. Later, the skies grew darker and the ocean moved in threatening to swallow us up. I held my breath as the waters moved up hoping until the last minute that the storm would not change direction. Then I felt bad for wishing the storm on others. We got a lot of rain and flooding on our island but the view before and after was worth every bit of wind and rain.

This image breaks a major composition rule. "Rule of Thirds" but I don't want to loose one tiny bit of light on it.

Thanks so very much for spotlighting my image Jean Pierre

44 responses

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Stormy skies there Regenia!! Nice clear shot!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Cool .. Funny, I have photos of this system when if it was a Tropical Storm.... ( I think) stormy entry for sure!

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    RoT does not always make the best picture. Great capture.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Great lighting indeed!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Rules were made to be broken.....thank goodness you did! This shot is amazing!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Very nice. Do you miss Texas, LS?

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    This is beautiful, Regenia! Sometimes Nature is the most stunning when she is throwing a tantrum. Fabulous lighting and composition.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    An amazing capture, Regenia! The lighting is incredible, wonderful entry for the theme:)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    very nice! lighting is gorgeous.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Stormin' JPG's Theme Park!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Beautiful composition and lighting!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    one great theme entry!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Rules are made to be broken. I love the detail of the water lapping on the beach (or should I say pounding?).... a brilliant image and entry, Regenia...(I'm having trouble seeing and posting props on jpg)... hope you get my fave and prop!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (15 Jun 2011):

    Thank you so much everyone and yes, BB, I miss Texas very very much. Try running a virus scan Debrah. I had huge issues today and yesterday and they were from a virus on one of these ads. I contacted JPG about it and ran a scan and it seems to be better now.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    wonderful light!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    This is really beautiful...quite an awesome shot of the hurricane, Regenia!!!! Btw, I'm losing all my "votable" photos. Is anyone else having this problem?? I am wondering about a virus here on JPG.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Wow! Fabulous shot..I love how you got the detail in the rolling clouds and also in the water... Wonderful entry.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (15 Jun 2011):

    I think they are changing out the themes Patty or else doing away with them since they are no longer doing the magazine. Thanks so much Patty, Andrea, and Daniele!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Wow.....stunning image Regenia ~ !!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    super combo of sun and clouds and rough seas.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Oustanding entry Regenia,,very beautiful in its "storminess"

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Classic Art !!!

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    I love the color of the ocean and the contrast of the stormy skies

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Very nice!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (16 Jun 2011):

    Utterly amazing!!! Incredible light! Perfect timing on the crashing waves. Perfect!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    This is a great entry!!

  • Lucian Jack

    Lucian Jack (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    This Rocks!!!! What A Perfect POV!!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Awesome capture of this dramatic sky and the waves.. this is incredibly beautiful!

  • Ruzanna Shortstuffyan

    Ruzanna Shortstuffyan gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    ohhh wow

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Wow, what a great photo with this amazing light!!! Perfect for the entry to the theme : )

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (17 Jun 2011):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    WoW !!! Congratulations!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    What a beautiful beautiful shot, the light is just superb..

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    To hell with that rule. It's stifling. This holds great drama anf tension.

  • Sergey Vikanov

    Sergey Vikanov gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Your photos RULES without the rules///////////

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Sometimes the rule of thirds doesn't apply, and this is one of those times. Rules are meant to be broken sometimes.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (20 Jun 2011):

    too cool ! great capture...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (20 Jun 2011):

    Thanks so so much everyone!!

  • Paulo Sembrano

    Paulo Sembrano said (21 Jun 2011):

    i love the cloud formation... very scary.

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Amazing light. I Love/Hate storms! :) Great photo!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    At times rules are meant to be broken. This is definitely a case in point. Outstanding work and entry, my friend.

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    Rule number 1. There are no rules except Rule number 1. Great shot.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (10 Jul 2011):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (27 Jul 2011):

    Oh, my! This is absolutely gorgeous, for sure! Wonderful composition, light, and mood. Lots of drama in that sky! Exceptionally well done...

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