"Sometimes imagination is no more than randomness applied." —Piet Francke

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by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

that looks like desert farm country - I thought the Pecos river was a large river, perhaps not closer to NM... Sandy roads!
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

I now understand better, the origin of some of your images...thank you for that. LOL - I was thinking more like when you bring the six pack of beer over, you won't end up at the neighbor's house! Yeah, we are totally surrounded by Marsh, but it is kind of cool. It is a strangly desolated kind of ar...
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

Sounds like you and I could get in a lot of trouble together, think of the new memories we might make.....just a gorgeous image Piet...I have to wonder about all the white spots?? texture or old photo look? Just the Topaz filter I used... (lazy and fast). Yeah, I'm sure we were Meant for each other...
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

Stay off the ice Piet......nice shots..good luck with your plumbing. I got on the ice, about 4 feet off shore and it collapsed and I got my feet wet.. Sigh.. (Piet shakes his head in dismay).. thanks Frank - here is a shot taken Sunday morning, right before we were hit by a series of bad luck event...
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Don Julio monolith
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Don Julio monolith

very cool to see the setup and explanation - very, very cool.
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

wanted to share these shots for a sense of place - they were taken roughly at the same place as the "windy" shot with a shorter lens. The wind settled allowing the bay to freeze.. So I took an afternoon and an evening shot. No fish = no birds.. Tomorrow it might hit 60, which will be good for us, ou...
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Ratliff's Ferry
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Re: Ratliff's Ferry

you need to be in the ruins of an old rowboat - Zeke and Gene will save you if things get dicey!

Seriously, that old stone in the mist/fog, looks very cool.
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

Absolutely beautiful Piet....I realize this is showcase but I'd like to see those clouds right a touch softer..my eye is drawn to them because of their distinctive(noticeable) edges. hey thanks Frank, I appreciate that. I tried to draw the eye to the birds and shot myself in the foot a little with ...
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

the wind is roaring and the temperature is around 18. I had to lay down and rest the lens on a rock. The wind is blowing across the bay and I am assuming that fish are being forced into the shore - all I know is we went to see the spray and saw the gulls hovering over the shoreline. Those birds mus...
by PietFrancke
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm
you must be fairly hardy yourself Piet...nice shots I like 'em both
No, not at all, I am just willing to endure pain and have a lot of Stupid in me. Thank you Frank.