Neptune Battles Hurricane Irene

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth


This is the scene at Neptune Park as Hurricane Irene comes ashore at about 2PM on a day in August, 2011. The wind is between 50 and 60 mph (85 - 100 kph) and is blowing almost directly from the east. Although it was pouring rain, the air was also filled with water vapor like being in a cloud of mist. I hope the photo captures that feeling. To get the shot, I parked my with the driver's side to windward; rolled down the leeward window; and, quickly, before the lense was too fogged by the vapor, took my photo.

(Submitted to the 2012 December NPC contest as entry #57 and to the 2013 August CFP contest as entry #37.)

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Gabriel Avramovici on August 10, 2013

Thanks for entering in 2013 August CFP , this is a beautiful picture and corresponds to the proposed theme. I wish you good luck in the contest!


mg1744 on August 11, 2013

Mulțumesc Gabi.

Greetings, Mark

mg1744 on August 15, 2013

Danke Dan.

Greetings from Virginia, USA, Mark

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on August 17, 2013

Excellent composition , symbolic ! I should rather said that Neptune is calling the storm !


Best wishes , Radu .

mg1744 on August 18, 2013

Mulțumesc Radu.

Greetings, Mark

Isse on August 20, 2013

Congratulation for the TOP5 position!


Greetings, IC

mg1744 on August 22, 2013

Tack, or maybe it is better to say, köszönöm IC. Either way it is always good to see a new visitor to my gallery.

Best regards from the USA, Mark

Eva Lewitus on October 19, 2013

You did an amazing job with this photo. L

mg1744 on October 20, 2013

Gracias Eva. Actually I was a little lucky too that there was a gust of wind that bent the middle palm tree so that I got the little band of light between the statue and the tree.

Greetings, Mark

Bassam Jayousi on November 12, 2013

Amazing view, wonderful picture! Like

Best wishes, Bassam

mg1744 on November 15, 2013

شكرا لك بسام

Greetings, Mark

efejota. ¿VIEWS?, NO… on December 3, 2013

You are a brave


Best wishes

mg1744 on December 9, 2013

Gracias efejota; y

diolch i chi unwaith eto Monoil.

Best wishes to you both, Mark

grecik on December 17, 2013

Superb capture Mark. YSL

Neptune against Irene... I hope Irene is still alive :)

Ciao, Greta

mg1744 on December 21, 2013

Grazie Greta. I am afraid I must tell you that Neptune won; did not budge a mm, whereas Irene blew away to nothing in the North Atlantic :-)).

Buon Natale e auguri, Mark

lizab on December 26, 2013

Congratulations for this photo, really special and great sense of moment, i like!!

mg1744 on January 5, 2014

Muito obrigado, como sempre Lizab. I especially appreciate the comment.

Happy New Year, Mark

bob vivalafantasia on January 6, 2014


mg1744 on January 16, 2014

Grazie Roberto.

Ciao Mark

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