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Loxahatchee Panorama | by Roberto_Aloi
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Loxahatchee Panorama

Panorama taken at Arthur R Marshall Wildlife Refuge 8/19/18

Pentax K1 - Pano-Head, L-Bracker, etc. 128MP original image


I have been making a myriad of excuses lately concerning why I haven't been shooting many photos. Even though I am a native Floridian I am not a fan of the heat. I'm not sure what kind of masochist would be? I also think about the billions of aedes aegypti mosquitoes which are the main vector for transmitting that nasty little Zeka virus which frequent the area. Have you had one of these little vampires suck your blood yet? You will know immediately when these females, sorry to all the lady mosquitos reading this, begin funneling your protein laden blood which they use in making their eggs.

Just think! Every time they suck your blood you are helping them to create more nasty mosquito babies! I say we all just stay inside during the summer?! Genius! Now where was I...


After weighing my options on Sunday I decided to stop making excuses and drive out to Loxahatchee wildlife preserve to take some Panorama photos.

The moment I headed west I noticed ominous clouds and it was obvious my 30+ minute trek could be in vein.

While heading west I kept evaluating other locations. In the past I have headed south on 441 and Boynton Beach blvd to Southern and then out towards the cane fields hoping to dodge weather.


I continued driving and observed how peaceful the rain sounded as it battered by windshield creating a sound reminiscent of white noise.

I finally arrived and it was still raining. I passed the Bedners market which was closed at this point and drove all the way to the boat docks. It was still raining, but was no longer torrential like I had experienced the majority of my drive.


Luckily my camera isn't an inferior Canon, Nikon, or Sony which are not nearly as robust in terms of weather sealing so I decided to brave the rain and quickly walk out to the middle of a clearing.


Did I mention it was lightning all around me? I'm not a huge fan of violently being electrocuted and against my better judgement I was able to take a series of photos and dodged lightning bolts.


I hope you enjoy the spectacular sky, facing East, just before sunset on Sunday 8/19/18.

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Taken on August 19, 2018