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Re: Beauty in the Marsh

Post by PietFrancke » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:46 pm

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, our water lines had frozen and just today they thawed and we had hot water. Was a near disaster, the downstairs toilet started filling and overflowing when we started using the water - Our septic was frozen too! The next couple of days should take care of that problem...

A spring project will be to strenghten these systems.
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:51 pm

Stay off the ice Piet......nice shots..good luck with your plumbing.

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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:05 am

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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 events... I drove our good car through 9 inches (or more) of flood water to get home. (it got deeper faster than I thought, and by then I was committed - backing up would have brought water up the tail pipe and I would have stalled for sure).. Starter motor is getting worked on, the rest seems OK, but dumb move by dumb guy! But I heard stories about dumber guys that get stranded on Guard Shore (the last series) by a high tide and sit in water so high that their truck seats get wet.

Snow Geese flying south. The shot was noisy and far away so a painterly approach was called for. I tried to work the warmth of the birds against the cool backdrop.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:19 am

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?

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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:32 am

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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!!

Red X is my House on beat up dirt road
Red O is where I shot the ice and the windy gulls
Yellow X is where I go to walk my dog - it's a mile walk round trip.
Yellow Circle is where I almost turned my car into a boat.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 am

I now understand better, the origin of some of your images...thank you for that.

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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:05 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 am
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 area, during the summer you seldom/never see three boats at the same time for instance, and often the bay is empty. In the mornings during the summer I'll always see the same boat working the crab pots.

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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:16 am

Is the neighbor a stick in the mud or what???? I also forgot to tell you I think you succeeded in holding the warmth of the birds...I have spent many a day here..
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:06 am

that looks like desert farm country - I thought the Pecos river was a large river, perhaps not closer to NM... Sandy roads!

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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:09 am

Sheep and goats mostly...it doesn't get too big and it's head waters are a bit east of Santa Fe..

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