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The swamp I take pictures of so often has been consumed by the current flooding which you might have seen on national news. My swamp was born hundreds of years ago when the Pearl River, a normally slow, gentle river that few have heard of, changed its course and left a piece of itself behind. Today, for the first time since at least 1983, the swamp has again rejoined its mother and is one with the Pearl. The Pearl herself, though, is a roaring cauldron, as wide as the MIssissippi River, pouring massive amounts into our already stressed reservoir held back by the rusted structure you've seen in my bird pictures. So tonight, the nice man who helped me start my bird image venture by introducing me to the environmental group I've worked with ever since, will open the gates and send many tons of water rushing downstream into the capital city.The lake and the dam are maxed out, and cannot hold any more without risking giving way. This will flood parts of the city, though it is not clear how much, or for how long. They've had adequate warning but there are always those who don't think it will happen. And a failed dam would destroy far more.

The swamp looked benign on this sunny morning, but the entire bridge is submerged and half the steps. In the long run, this is good for the swamp, bringing in new nutrients and replenishing the mucky bottomland. But it is not so great for the people!
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Well captured minniev...love how you caught the reflection sun and shadow...and interesting story as usual.

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Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:52 pm
Well captured minniev...love how you caught the reflection sun and shadow...and interesting story as usual.
Thanks Frank
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looks dangerous in B/W - spooky.

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PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:58 pm
looks dangerous in B/W - spooky.
I converted it because it was such an ugly brown. But it does seem kinda ominous this way
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minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 pm
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The swamp looked benign on this sunny morning, but the entire bridge is submerged and half the steps. In the long run, this is good for the swamp, bringing in new nutrients and replenishing the mucky bottomland. But it is not so great for the people!
I love the shadow streamers, wow, the interplay of light and dark, telling for the situation at hand, is amazing! S-
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St3v3M wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:56 pm
minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 pm
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The swamp looked benign on this sunny morning, but the entire bridge is submerged and half the steps. In the long run, this is good for the swamp, bringing in new nutrients and replenishing the mucky bottomland. But it is not so great for the people!
I love the shadow streamers, wow, the interplay of light and dark, telling for the situation at hand, is amazing! S-
Thank you. I posted it on a state photo site, thinking it might be of interest because of the water, and was shocked to find how many people actually thought it was a good photo.
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minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Thank you. I posted it on a state photo site, thinking it might be of interest because of the water, and was shocked to find how many people actually thought it was a good photo.
Take a minute to look at again, and think about it from the reference if you didn't live there. Well done! S-
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