Note: the Flickr Collections thumbnails that I use for this site’s home page have been a long-time casualty of a massive server transition after SmugMug bought Flickr. As of August 12, 2020, the thumbnails have been restored, but at the moment seem to only work when actually on Flickr’s site. They don’t yet appear to be coming through the API used by the plugin for displaying Collections here. Hopefully that will get resolved soon and Collection thumbnails will finally be back here. Either way, the links do work—only the thumbnails are missing, so you can still navigate into a year to view those photos.
Central Florida was subjected to intense storms my entire birthday weekend, Friday through Sunday, which made for some incredible photos. I'm using this album for an experiment. I'm generally known for doing a little enhancement processing to my sky photos, and I have no doubt I'll continue to do so in the future. However, I realized the untouched originals from this weekend were already pretty dramatic, so I uploaded them as is. The reason I normally touch up my sky photos is because the images usually don't quite convey how I felt about what I was seeing with my own eyes. So, even though the plussed versions might not be an accurate depiction, they do represent what my eyes felt they were seeing. Other than the occasional instances where I decide to dramatically alter an image for artistic effect, you'll see that most of the sky/cloud/storm photos I post aren't overly enhanced compared to the untouched photos in this album.