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Lysis
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Hurricane Charley in Pictures
      #34792 - Sat Jan 22 2005 04:22 PM

August 12, 2004: Charley, a category two hurricane, is over Cuba and headed towards the west coast of Florida:
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/hurseas2004/charley1315Z-08-12-04g12.jpg

People in my town of Punta Gorda refer to everything in terms of “before” and “after” Charley. I don’t. Instead, I choose to focus on those few harrowing hours, in which I had the misfortune and opportunity to experience the eye of a strong category 4 hurricane. I want to share with you what it was like. It is difficult to display the power of wind in any given image, as you have no motion –and the sound (perhaps the most terrifying thing in a hurricane) is obviously left out. If anyone can help me with this, I would like to supply some sound and/or video clips so that people can truly appreciate this great and terrible storm. For now, I would like to present these select frames from the video that I shot that day.

August 13 (Friday) 2004:

http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/hurseas2004/charley2015Z-08-13-04g12.jpg

Outer Eye Wall:
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655586_bd4c934e02.jpg
http://photos1.flickr.com/3657763_79991fb348.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3657759_3f0f119656.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3657758_9926fc0417.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3657760_1f08a023c4.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3657762_5678ec788d.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655689_841bf0d82a.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3656071_4f48c73323.jpg
Inner Eye Wall:
http://photos1.flickr.com/3657761_491e7b620e.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3657806_e5a4aacd7c.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3656146_649f54a6a2.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655594_585ae8b256.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3655238_921b5e9b9b.jpg
http://photos1.flickr.com/3655105_399cee5c78.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3655098_f7810b79a2.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3653385_af43cc2269.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3653386_ea155b9aba.jpg
Break in:
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655236_4ec0c746fb.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655096_6d4dc636fe.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3656068_5b2d0ac3f6.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655825_af9d19f5ae.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3653384_fb6865d971.jpg
Eye:
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655694_a23f8c8293.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3656069_c2d8edfc37.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3657807_b1ec406a60.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655584_840d566405.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3655235_6493d6a6e7.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3654448_cef937973f.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3657805_6cda4d36d9.jpg
Part II:
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655688_41177d104e.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655823_03a845f15a.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3654456_9ea7a72a80.jpg
Aftermath:
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655687_19259856b1.jpg
http://photos1.flickr.com/3654455_ab98e8d4eb.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3656144_bc7487782e.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3656070_23476cf880.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3655237_cf423e5671.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3654449_d376263ffc.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3653382_de1cbe6996.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655829_4eb3fb86c2.jpg
The Next Day:
http://photos3.flickr.com/3656145_2b9b85920a.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3656149_1aff8ac853.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3655822_5fd0904736.jpg
http://photos1.flickr.com/3655830_3b94c73f69.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3656073_31ec6c1d1c.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655241_9315ce9ebf.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655583_eb0fa24235.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3655242_2f2bb19d15.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655695_86c0a6c394.jpg
http://photos1.flickr.com/3655697_8cb82adeaf.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3653392_3f0d40bbf6.jpg
http://photos3.flickr.com/3655097_1972d66767.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3654457_256ef0137f.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655828_8e0929f9f7.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3653383_9b270d5325.jpg
http://photos2.flickr.com/3655104_fc4e63035f.jpg


EDIT: I will add commentary later.


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Edited by Lysis (Sat Jan 22 2005 04:47 PM)


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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: Lysis]
      #34793 - Sat Jan 22 2005 04:23 PM

Crap. How do I post thumbnails? The clickable url's will just have to do for now. Enjoy.

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Edited by Lysis (Sat Jan 22 2005 04:46 PM)


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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: Lysis]
      #34794 - Sat Jan 22 2005 07:54 PM

Incredible. Thanks for sharing these pictures. In the last set, the picture of the car on the hoist and the hotel blown to bits received a great deal of national media coverage from a vantage point close to where you took these, but we couldn't see the area surrounding it.

You folks have been through a lot and we are all hoping for a quiet 2005 season for you (and us).


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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: SkeetoBite]
      #34795 - Sat Jan 22 2005 09:56 PM

If you think this is incredible, then you should see the video that I shot (from which all these frames come from). The sound is the most stunning aspect of the equation.
It is funny that you mention the hotel. That moment in time has special meaning to me. It is when all the fun and excitement of the storm ended. You see, initially we were worried about storm surge and not wind damage (this is when Charley was only going to be a cat 2) so we booked a room in that hotel. When Charley rapidly intensified, we decided that it would be better to stay at home. When we drove past the wreckage, I couldn’t help but think "wow, I could have died in there." While you can’t see it in the image, there are firemen and rescue dogs looking for dead bodies just off camera. It was then that reality hit.

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Edited by Lysis (Sat Jan 22 2005 10:04 PM)


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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: Lysis]
      #35007 - Tue Mar 22 2005 10:23 AM

I got my movie up on the FTP server. I am not sure how to direct you guys to it, so If anyone wants to help me in this respect it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: Lysis]
      #35008 - Tue Mar 22 2005 11:06 AM

Until Mike can figure it out, just direct them to the link on HCW.


Edited by MikeC (Mon Apr 04 2005 05:46 PM)


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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: LI Phil]
      #35013 - Wed Mar 23 2005 01:15 PM

Here it is: http://flhurricane.com/mcelroy/

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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: SkeetoBite]
      #35140 - Mon Apr 04 2005 02:42 PM

Those are some great pics

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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: hurricane_run]
      #35148 - Mon Apr 04 2005 05:45 PM

They are all from my film. If you liked these, be sure to take a look at it.

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Re: Hurricane Charley in Pictures [Re: Lysis]
      #35155 - Mon Apr 04 2005 08:28 PM

I saw it. Great piece of work.

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