Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Awesome Sunset Dances in the Face of the Storm
As the sun began to set this evening storm clouds moved in overhead. Light rain was trying to fall as the sun fell fast and the western sky filled with wispy clouds. I took this shot at about 8:45 from the Harbour Island Bridge. Looking west down Garrison Channel, in the center of the frame, is: Davis Islands and Tampa General Hospital; on the right is Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park; and the tallest building is the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. On the left are the docks, homes and condominiums of Harbour Island. The air was cool, dry and, for another 30 minutes, not a drop of moisture fell. But it was a real race off the bridge to keep the camera dry as I finished and the sky opened up with a pounding deluge. So much for being a weatherman and predicting the rain. And it looked like it would be a perfect night to just enjoy the lights of the city. Next time I will bring the plastic bag for the camera. I promise.