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Autumn Foliage at Arlington National Cemetery
Reflections of Sky
Holi-the festival of color
Almalfi Coast
Sharing
Indigenous Grass
Majestic Earth
Lake Awana
Into the Light
Sunbreak on Chateau du Haut-Ribeaupierre
One Night in Shanghai
Midsummer Dream
Fire on the head
Stockade Tavern
Heaven on Earth
Now, I'm ready!
Mimic a Fairy
Urban Jungle
Fascination
A toy-car in a huge playground
Perseid night
My father 100th birthday
The Lone Worshiper
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Midsummer Dream

No matter how much you plan, getting a good shot is never a guarantee. The Florida Keys are known for sunny skies and clear blue water, but the reality of the location is that the weather is often brutal. At the drop of a hat, it can get extremely rainy, windy and oftentimes the earth will rock from intense lightning and thunderstorms. I had been as patient as possible for over a week when I almost gave up on this shot. The intense conditions were preventing me from getting what I wanted. Mother Nature was really testing me on this one. The image was so clear in my mind - I didn’t want to give up, but time was running out. Just when I thought the dream was over – there it was. All the waiting had paid off. The skies began to clear and the water grew still - I could feel my spirit relax as I took in this perfect paradise.

TAGS: Blue, Clouds, Florida, Jetty, Ocean, Pier, United States

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
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© Peter Lik.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2013
Total Views: 169
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Dec. 1, 2015, 5:41 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D800E
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO100
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