Offshore Squalls - Grand Cayman

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Watching some off-shore squall coming in to 7 mile beach from hotels balcony on Grand Cayman Island.

D800 24-120mm @ 24mm 4sec f16 iso 100

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Getting up early definitely seems to offer really special scenes.
Anyway, you're turning them all into b&w masterpieces, John!
Thanks Bart..your very kind. It’s been fun during this isolation to revisit images and play with the B&W conversion. In this image a squall formed late afternoon late afternoon and was able to capture a number of images before it came onshore.

Stunning b&w, John; and a bit menacing!
Thanks Dossy, was pretty impressive as the squall came in late afternoon with some sweet light. Shooting from our balcony also gave a great view of the storm as it moved in.
 
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Love the moody clouds and sky, I recognize the boat in the middle, but what are those platforms with the ladders and those circular objects, dive platforms?
Thanks Bill. The square platforms are just floating sunning rafts with built in sun chaises whose back tilt up to form a lounge chair. The circular objects are styrofoam floats/rafts with mesh nets in the interior, just crawl in and lie back catching rays while the water keeps you cool. Both the platforms and the circular rafts are in about waist to chest deep waters. Just behind (dark area extending from rafts to the left) is an artificial reef, created by placing concrete barrels with holes in the top and side to attract fish and vegetation. Below is a little closer view in color

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Nearly missed this one. Love it!
Thanks Ron, fun watching the storms roll in from the balcony.

Nicely converted and composed.
Thank you Nick.
 
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Gives a whole new meaning to "a room with a view" :)
Must be wonderful to have a balcony with such a view! And especially, as is clearly apparent from your wonderful images, when the effect of the view doesn't wear off over time.

... fun watching the storms roll in from the balcony...
 
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When possible we try to get oceanfront. We enjoy sitting on the balcony having a cocktail / glass of wine before diner or coffee in the morning. In the tropics the weather always changes so always interesting views. Upper floor balconies allow me to keep camera gear outside so They are acclimated and not concerned with condensation or lens fogging. For these images also was testing the mdfoto traveler tripod for the 1st time fitting nicely in my suitcase.
 

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