Madison Indiana Photography

“Thunderstorm Key”

Just returned home from a wonderful trip to the Florida Keys, the weather wasn’t very cooperative and I wasn’t able to get the images I was after, but I did get a few that I liked and will share them with you the next couple of days. I just wanted to first thank Steve and Sharon Williams for showing us a great time and being such gracious hosts, I think a return visit in the winter is in order, and this time maybe I won’t stay up so late so I can go out and get a few shots in the mornings.

This was  shot from Big Pine Key of a thunderstorm sliding thru the keys, I shot it from a bridge connecting The Key Deer Preserve to Big Pine Key. I thought this would be a perfect subject for a B&W conversion, and I wasn’t disappointed, I thought it came out well and it’s really cool blown up 13×19.



August 20, 2007 - Posted by | art, blogging, DSLR, hiking, image, images, landscapes, life, nature, outdoors, photoblog, photographer, photography, photos, pictures, random, state parks, thoughts, travel


  1. I think it’s a great shot. It almost has a feel that it was painted!

    Comment by cruxphoto | August 20, 2007 | Reply

  2. That really did convert nicely! Wow. Love the expanse of the cloud in proportion to the land mass in the lower left corner. Great scale!

    Comment by HeyJules | August 20, 2007 | Reply

  3. Absolutely beautiful Bernie.

    Comment by rtd13 | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  4. Super clouds – a dramatic view.

    Comment by tomwhelan | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  5. I also think it turned out well. Nice!

    Comment by growthumbs | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  6. stunning for sure!! I love how the clouds look so large in size !

    Comment by mon@rch | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  7. Great stuff Bernie. Looks like a Clyde Butcher.

    Comment by Richard | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  8. With all due respect, better than a Clyde Butcher…Ron.

    Comment by rtd13 | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  9. personally I had to take a double take on this shot (of course is there a higher compliment to a photographer than? Wow… I have to look at that again?) The sky looks painted – it looks so wrong – with the backdrop of the buildings, which seems so detailed.. and of course that’s exactly what makes it so fascinating. It shows an action in the sky that almost seems so distant from the buildings. Wow… in a way (not to get too hippie here) but it’s almost like saying something about nature and mankind. How nature is working and powerful and we think we are just untouchable don’t we? (It also honestly shows who wins. 🙂 Just my take – anyhoo… Conclusion? This is honestly, one of the most powerful photos I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by aullori | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  10. truly wonderful!

    Comment by susan | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  11. One very fine photo Bernie. It is an awesome B&W. I love the whites they really pop. Glad to see you back.

    Comment by paintingartist | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  12. Deja Vu of an image: as if I were there when the photo was taken. Shot came out incredibly well. We were thrilled to have you down. The door is always open. Since you missed out on the sunsets, I thought I would post one of my crappy ones that I can’t get downsized. See you again soon. Again, thank you for the grape juice!

    Comment by conchlife | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  13. Welcome back. Love the picture. Saw plenty like it when we were down there.

    Comment by Brian | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  14. Beginning, you, the splendid picture, you showed. Thank you. I am the Japanese. You have lived in Japan.

    Comment by tukikage | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  15. As an avid fan of storms, this really portrays the powerful skies they can create. The keys are a perfect place for stuff like this – typically a 360 degree array of choices!

    It is also a nice contrast to see a sky so menacing but the water so calm.

    Comment by Mark | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  16. Very, very nice!

    Comment by montucky | August 21, 2007 | Reply

  17. Thanks for all the comments guys, just wanted to thank my brother-in-law again for letting us stay and showing us a great time.

    I appreciate all the comments about the comparison to Butcher, but I can assure you I am no Clyde Butcher, I was able to visit his gallery in the Big Cypress swamp and his work is pretty amazing. But the prices …WOW, I would sure like to get the prices he is asking for his work. I was just wondering how many pieces he sells at those prices, I tried to talk with girl about this at the gallery and you would have thought I was asking for his social security number.

    Oh well thanks again for stopping by and I will post some more later.

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 22, 2007 | Reply

  18. Welcome back Bernie! Love this dramatic cloud photo, and you did an excellent job on the B&W conversion.

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | August 22, 2007 | Reply

  19. hey welcome back Bernie, good to hear about your trip. this is an awesome photo. the clouds are beautiful, and definitely very nice conversion.

    Comment by ankush | August 22, 2007 | Reply

  20. Welcome home, Bernie. I’ve been in the midst of ‘back to school’ so haven’t visited as much as I’d like – thus I’m behind on my reading.

    This is an amazing photograph. The sky looks surreal and I love it in black and white. I hope your trip was restful and a respite from the daily ins and outs of daily chaos!

    Comment by Lori | August 24, 2007 | Reply

  21. What a great picture! I’ve been trying to take good pictures of the clouds at the beach all summer and can never get a good one.

    Comment by HART (1-800-HART) | August 30, 2007 | Reply

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