3d pan white

The Approach Canadian Mist Sunset

no hdr.shot over Goat Island..toward Canada from New York.....this is the director's cut of a previous shot...highlighting details and not so saturated..this is very close to the colors that were present...The water of Niagra Falls is a shade I haven't seen anywhere else in a fresh water falls. For me, one way to tell if the white balance is correct is to look at the different shades of green in the tree leaves and see if they are realistic and here they are. The evergreens are bluer while the deciduous trees have more yellow in the leaves that haven't turned. And truly this is the color of that beautiful water!


A poem of myself (So far) (James Watkins)


I was shot from a gun,

chased by time

past pig, pain portals-

beyond blood battered walls,

whetted, washed, and wondering.


My stars burning,

growing in love’s lucid light,

nursed and nutured in stone-

flooded and flowing

in bare…

Bright dreams.



floated down driveways,

fell sweet from scented,

hidden lookout trees-

bicycles for breakfast-

mothers, brothers,

and families for free.


Secured by father,

knee deep in friends,

i ran -hair on fire-

blazed in brightness-

weekend wild-

bludgeoned by desires-

and tendered by traps

and crimes.


In storms i slew myself-

jumped solid ship into timeless sea,

filled the ancient heart longing,

healed the word wounded warrior

of the soul.


Made peace with time,

sucked fullness of day and night,

walked in smoldering suns,

swam clear deep streams-

and sang the song of songs!


Torched by bridges,

burning face first

into new dawn,

came full round the sun circle-

armed with nuclear wings-

violently flighted,

fast falling forward-

to fathom beginning and ending

of all things.


And ride the flood waters

of opening plains-

with multiplied words

of tortured kings-

resting, completed, tempered, and full-

in fallen disguise of my destiny.


James watkins 4-2007

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Taken on October 22, 2008