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Swamp Child Rests In Winter

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Here he is, bigger than last year, stripped of all his needles, holding debris from the recent flood that submerged him. Waiting for spring when we'll see if he survived: if so, he'll sprout new bright green needles. The cypress are our only deciduous conifers. They are an ancient breed, some of the oldest trees on earth, so I always pull for him. He is the only young cypress in the middle of the swamp. There are some old ones, and a lot of new ones along the shore line, but he is sprouted in the hardest place for year to year survival in cold and flood, but the only place to survive a drought. This was that same gold fog morning earlier in the week that I've posted others from, and there's more. It wasn't a great fog, pretty patchy, but the first in a year so I was glad for it.

I know forest shots are hard to succeed with, but keep trying. I'd be interested to see some of Piet's since I know he has ample forest to challenge him too.
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I am liking the gloominess and the giants and their reflections and the wispy fog and atmosphere between

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Your swamp pics truly make a viewer feel as if they are standing there..well done. I have enjoyed watching your chronicle of this little swamp child...you know how much I love playing with your images and I know I sometimes get you to thinking so here's a version trying to showcase the star........
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Psjunkie wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:47 am
Your swamp pics truly make a viewer feel as if they are standing there..well done. I have enjoyed watching your chronicle of this little swamp child...you know how much I love playing with your images and I know I sometimes get you to thinking so here's a version trying to showcase the star........
I like the way you did it with a glow look, which you know I like. Well managed and more focus on my little friend. Thanks!
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No,no,no,no, noooo, Thank you!!

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Psjunkie wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:04 am
No,no,no,no, noooo, Thank you!!
I'm doing some edits with what you did as a guide...
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Good..I'm glad my prodding inspired.

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Psjunkie wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:47 am
Your swamp pics truly make a viewer feel as if they are standing there..well done. I have enjoyed watching your chronicle of this little swamp child...you know how much I love playing with your images and I know I sometimes get you to thinking so here's a version trying to showcase the star........
Alright, what did you do here? I like the warmth and think it really adds to the image! S-
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sorry St3V3M..to far back to remember

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Psjunkie wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:01 am
sorry St3V3M..to far back to remember
Wait, what were we talking about again! S-
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