Storm chasing: Tropical Storm Lee

On this gloriously rainy Labor Day weekend, I headed out to the annual Greek Festival hosted by Sts. Markela & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Walton Beach. The food, all prepared by parishioners, is as authentic as it gets. I had to get a to-go box to take most of it home there was so much. That… and I had to save room for all the decadent pastries.

After stuffing my face, I went storm chasing. It was exciting and awe-inspiring. Mother Nature is a crazy bitch. We should all try harder to not piss Her off.

Tropical Storm Lee was making his presence known and I wanted to take advantage of the awesome skies. The storm’s eye had settled over coastal Louisiana and its eastern rain bands were coming ashore in our little Florida fishing village.

At one point my weather app indicated winds were at 30mph. I believe it, and had the knots in my hair to show for it. It wasn’t raining hard, more intermittent than steady, but the waves were cresting higher than I had seen in years.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

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