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There's an abandoned homesite about 2 miles from my home where the majority of the brush has been cleared to reveal a series of old barns and out buildings. I love these old buildings and the stories they contain within their weathered wood.

 

These days, the grasses are high and cover fallen limbs and rocks, boards and a bit of trash .... but I overlooked all of that to give these structures a bit more 'life' -- I've 'renewed' them more than the 'falling-downness' of their reality .... brightened the grasses with the spring season. In real life, the barns are far more 'broken' ... but when I see them -- I see them this way --- a bit more salvagable, a bit more hopeful.

 

We've returned to the cooler temps of March -- and February, believe it or not, was warmer than these April days with evening and early morning temperatures in the 30sF! We're expecting to return to our unseasonably warm temperatures next week, but this cooler plunge has injured many of the young plants we dared to put in the ground.

 

I suppose that should work well for our plant sale next week when folks may come to replace plants they may have lost this week .. we'll see. I'll be super busy for the next week or so ---

 

Have a great week!

  

Almost midnight here ... it's a good hour ; )

 

Thanks for all support !

Whishing a stunning week ahead to all of you !

 

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Seen on Admin Choices for March 2012 - Front Page Images in group Richard's Silver Star .. Thank you so much !!!!

 

Winner on third place on Challenge 17.0 ~ Still life ~ 2012 in group ## Shining Pieces Of The World! .. Thank you so much !

 

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© Copyright A Pendleton 2011 Explored March 30th ..... Thank you so very much everyone, .... Alan..

 

HAVING A BREAK FROM FLICKR, BE BACK NEXT WEEK, ...................... ALAN.

My last photo for a while, I'll be back mid-March. Enjoy your break from me :-)

 

Really best on black.

 

♪♪♫ Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair ♪♪♫♪♪♫

Let the wind carry you home

Black bird fly away

May you never be broken again

  

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Hair - Tableau Vivant ''Alchemist''

The 32nd Annual MV Crane Festival. March 13 - 15, 2015.

 

Late in February, sandhill cranes, the San Luis Valley’s oldest visitors, begin their annual trek from south to north, stopping off near the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge to load up on fuel. For millions of years, the sandhills have been spending their "Spring Break" in Colorado’s Valley of the Cranes and more recently, wildlife watchers have been drawn to wonder at this phenomenal natural spectacle.

The coble is a type of open traditional fishing boat which developed on the North East coast of England.

Flamborough cobles are built with a flat bottom in the aft to land on the shingly, shallow beach.

"Our Georgina" was built by Tony Goodall in Sandsend, Whitby, North Yorkshire in the 1970's.

Sadly, he retired in the mid 90's and the boatyard is now a housing development.

In trying to discover some history I found that twice in the late 1990's Flamborough Lifeboat was launched on a couple of occasions to aid her having broken down with engine problems.

I believe she was sold six months ago and is in Whitby for renovation.

 

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Between March and September Britain is home to nearly 70% of the world's breeding gannet population, making their habitat internationally important. Gannets feed on shoaling fish such as mackerel and herring and execute high speed, plunging dives from great heights, breaking the surface of the water like bullets. Within breeding colonies, adults and chicks are tightly packed together. Those who wander mistakenly into neighbouring patches are fiercely attacked.

 

Just to break up the warm sunsetshots and all the golden light...

 

This is shot back in march. It was freezing cold as i remember it and kinda windy. The long exposure smoothed out

the waves.

 

I have to tell a little story. I work at a hotel, and we are about to decorate a bunch of rooms according to

different themes. Each room will have 2 of my pictures on the wall. Well...i shoot with a D40 and was worried

that the 6mp just wouldnt be enough for high quality prints in A2 size. I was wrong... This picture will be hanging

on one of the rooms and the 60 x 40cm print was 100% perfect.. (i still want to upgrade though :-) )

 

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As always, a huge thanks to everyone leaving comments, favs and tags!

 

Have a great tuesday!

 

-Arild-

It is Christmas break for me too. I am home, no money after Christmas (who has?), lazing about, seriously starting to think and work towards getting my images into brick-and-mortar and online galleries in 2013 (gotta' start making this shit pay some of its own way - and I wish a new D800 Nikon :-)))).

 

I've been on Flickr less than usual and that is kinda' ok too. I admit to being a bit sluggish and uninspired towards the act of creating and working on images this winter season. I have brain-drain or a "flat-lined creative mind" after a year of heat, work and personal challenges, I think.

 

www.flickr.com/groups/flypapertextures/ - Flypaper Textures

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=szy9br7EfJw - Sarah Vaughn, "Key Largo"

 

So with little inspiration from within, I must seek from without.

 

I ran across one of Paul Grand's tutorials. It is from at least five years ago I think. www.flickr.com/photos/paulgrand/7415209220/in/photostream/ - Paul too, has been a long time texture and creative inspiration to me.

 

I shot a series of beach scenes one "trying-to-be rainy" day in early December 2012 (it has been warm and dry here, and thus no snow). It was still a nippy 35 degrees out, and my uncovered ears and clean bean felt every degree of it. These clouds looked wet, but as they descended they turned out to be quite foggy and misty, but they held no rain.

 

As I shot the scene I had vague thoughts of doing something texturely with them, but I had no concrete idea as to what that might be.

 

This image seemed to be good to use for one of his texture suggestion lessons. I didn't have his image as a visual guide, so I just the followed his printed text recipe. He lists the name of the texture, the blending mode and opacity adjustments. I laid these out and then tweaked afterward, adding burning, dodging, and a gradient layer. But the basic order, and overall flavor of the work is his inspiration.

 

All textures are from Flypaper Texture

 

Apple Blush - Overlay 66%

Caramel Soft - Hard Light 22%

Base Layer copy - Soft Light 15%

Raw Linen - Color Burn 19%

Icarus Haze - Soft Light 35%

Black-to-Clear gradient layer - Hard Light 20% (for the sky)

Base Layer copy - Soft Light 35%

Base Layer

 

The beach just behind the building where I work: the South Shore Cultural Center. And as with many such gifts that stare us right in the face in our lives, the people who work here barely use it. In a city of 2.8 or 2.9 million, there was - as there often is here - only me.

 

There are two, ringed, stone, fire pits just before the trees end (under the last clump trees on the left). You are sheltered under a canopy of branches and leaves - some what of a cathedral of green effect - but you have a 270 degree view of the Lake. I shall celebrate the Vernal Equinox, March 20, 2013 with an evening fire ceremony.

This is a little shot of Bonsai Rock. I hate this place. Not only did it steal a leg of my tripod somewhere…but the weather NEVER cooperates for me. When I arrived (with Joe Defao who was nice enough to continue hanging out with me after attending our Death Valley workshop) the weather was looking promising….the water was calm…and I was thinking. HEY this might be the night to get a great shot.

 

Then it went straight to crap in a hurry. The wind started howling….and it got cold, and the potential for awesomeness went to potential for average-ness. This shot is alright. I did the best I could with the very limited color and light that came with the setting sun.

 

The whole time I was photographing Oachs was sending me texts mocking my luck. It’s so much better photographing cruddy conditions when someone is laughing at you through the whole event.

 

“How is it NOW LMAO!!!!”

 

“Cold and crappy.”

 

“WIMP! Looks GREAT on the webcams!”

 

“I hate you.”

 

“HAHAHA how is it NOW?!?! LOOKS LIKE it’s going to be SWEEET!!!”

(Every time Stephen says the weather is going to be sweet…it goes to crap minutes after.)

 

This past weekend as we photographed the Golden Gate bridge in a rare moment of awesome conditions…he texted me to tell me the conditions “looked sweet”….10 minutes later you couldn’t even SEE the stupid Golden Gate Bridge or city of San Francisco….and it started pouring.

 

Oh well. So here it is. The best I’ve gotten so far from this stupid location. I’ll be giving it 3 more chances in March….and hopefully something better will come of it. I can tell you I won’t be texting Oachs while I’m there.

 

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8" x 12" Watercolor

Arches 140#CP

 

Amazing to think that here it is early January and already there is a slight haze to the woodlands as buds begin to swell in anticipation of 'Spring'! I noticed yesterday that even our dainty dogwoods have swollen their flower buds ....And my Prunus mumi (apricot) and an 'late winter bloomer' is showing a bit of pink on some of the branches.... sigh. The weather forecas for the next few weeks is for warming temperatures, as high as 50F and 60F most of this week, though the evening temperatures still fall below freezing. The spring ephemerals - dandelion, chickweed, henbit and other early spring flowers that take advantage of sunlight through the bare trees, are now breaking ground -- Very crazy weather and seemingly far too early in the season.

 

Last year the USDA changed our plant hardiness zone from 7b to 7a ... indicating that our temperatures have warmed significantly over a long enough period of time to warrant the change. This means that those plants that once were consider too 'tender' to be planted where I live, now have a much better chance of survival .. and my choice for plant varieties have increased for cold tolerant plants and have become more 'iffy' for those plants that don't like too much heat.

 

For me as a utilitarian gardener, it means that instead of beginning my spring garden in March -- I can now begin weeks earlier in February .... geez ... where is the winter??

 

But like all else weatherwise, predictions are not necessarily fact, and I can still hope for snow before I plant the spring lettuces. At least I can hope ...

  

I was putting things away in my truck this morning, my weekend home over and getting back on the road. I happen to look west as the moon was setting, so big, but bright outside and the moon was very faint. Decided to gamble and take a few pictures, then see what I could do in post.

 

The mountains are part of the Oquirrh Range, and below is the Kennecott mine, and below that is a fairly new private community called Day Break.

 

Here's a link for information on Kennecott mine.

Bingham Canyon Mine - Wikipedia

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Detail of Annapurna South, 8,091m (26,545 ft), Annapurna Range, Nepal, shot as dawn was breaking late March 2014 from Chomrong

 

The Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb.

 

Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of nourishment.

 

The 'Roof of the World' is a metaphoric description of the highest region in the world, also known as High Asia, the mountainous interior of Asia.

This was taken just after the sun had broke the horizon and then went back behind some clouds giving the strange light you see here.....

 

This is a 7 shot vertical stitch to increase file size without losing details

 

Camera:Nikon D300

Exposure:0.008 sec (1/125)

Aperture:f/5.6

Focal Length:46 mm

Exposure:+0.80

ISO Speed:100

 

March Madness Meetup for the PDX Nightowls...Check it out!!!!

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March 17th 2015, geomagnetic storm as seen from Co. Mayo, Ireland. The Sea Stack known as 'Dún Briste' (The Broken Fort) can be seen at Downpatrick Head, 3 miles north of Ballycastle. It was separated from the mainland in 1393 as a result of high seas and the people were taken off using ships ropes. It is 63 metres by 23 metres, 45 metres high and 228 metres from the shore.

According to one legend, a pagan chieftain, named Crom Dubh, lived there. He refused to listen to St. Patrick who tried to convert him to Christianity. St. Patrick hit the ground with his crozier and the stack was separated from the mainland, leaving Crom Dubh to die there

a quick post-and-run ... i'm in the midst of replacing the kitchen floor, and needed a quick break

 

this one was hiding among a series of shots from last March

Monotone of niagara falls.

Wild weather - par for he course in Iceland - the sea stacks at Vik in southern Iceland at sunrise. Rain coming in fast from the right hand side but the sun making a break through the clouds.

{Processed in LightRoom CC and Colour EFEX Pro 4 and noise reduction in Define2.} One of my favourite shots from the whole trip.

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After a very busy three weeks setting up and opening the studio, I am getting back to somewhere resembling normal, although smallest dude fell off his wooden horse and broke his arm and is now in plaster for a number of weeks! However, it is nearly springtime and the crocuses put on an amazing show and this evening the resident blackbird found his first song of 2017. Sigh.....I have missed you lovely people, your still my favourites even though I have dipped my toes into instagram (not nearly as satisfying as Flikr) and I promise to get around to you all in the next few days to see all the beautiful photos I've missed.

the morning sun carving its way through the oak strewn hillsides

 

many thanks for stopping by to visit and share....risa

A little bit of cool in the air and a warm morning sun makes the mornings in California's Joshua Tree National Park just delightful. When you're looking up at a scene like this one, you almost have to break out in a song like "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning...".

 

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One of the few flowers at the Etobicoke Greenhouse. I was there on March break and they had a beautiful room filled with spring flowers. Today I decided to take my mom, but it was transition day. They had ripped out the whole display and were just beginning to put the new one in.

Alagna Valsesia, ITaly.

 

Spring is breaking through. From the trail that leads to Refuge Ferioli, view toward the rugged peak named Corno Bianco, 3.320m, 10,890ft.

 

Arriva la primavera. Dal sentiero per il rifugio Ferioli, vista verso il Corno Bianco.

This morning. So we had a feeling it would be some special light with the heavy fog and the sun breaking through. So we went out and special it was.

 

"I know you are only two years and everything, but could you just march in step fading a bit right while holding hands?"

 

Ok, good, one take is fine...

A LE image shot at dawn break, of Brighton's West Pier.

 

The previous evening it was quite misty, the next day bright and clear, well worth getting up at 5am for!

 

The pier gradually collapsed during the early 21st century. Major sections collapsed in late 2002, and two fires in March and May 2003 left little of the original structure.

 

I have been meaning to visit here for a while, and decided to put it off no longer, as I was concerned given it's fragile state.

 

f9//200 seconds (10.0 ND Filter)/iso100/Nikon D7200/Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 10mm

 

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. . . There are still bushes and shrubs covered in ice at Point Betsie! The constant waves hitting the breakwall and the wind allow them to be built up on cold days yet! Perhaps this weekend's rains and warmer temperatures will finally put an end to this nonsense!

 

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~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (the most popular American Poet in the 19th century, 1807-1882) ~

 

A Willet looking checking out what is in the sand while standing in the waves at Turtlemound in the Canaveral National Seashore at New Smyrna Beach ~

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

 

Wikipedia

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

 

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, which was then a part of Massachusetts. He studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington.

 

His first wife Mary Potter died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife Frances Appleton died in 1861 after sustaining burns when her dress caught fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

 

Longfellow wrote predominantly lyric poems, known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

 

Though much of his work is categorized as lyric poetry, Longfellow experimented with many forms, including hexameter and free verse. His published poetry shows great versatility, using anapestic and trochaic forms, blank verse, heroic couplets, ballads and sonnets. Typically, Longfellow would carefully consider the subject of his poetic ideas for a long time before deciding on the right metrical form for it. Much of his work is recognized for its melody-like musicality. As he says, "what a writer asks of his reader is not so much to like as to listen".

 

Though much of his work is categorized as lyric poetry, Longfellow experimented with many forms, including hexameter and free verse. His published poetry shows great versatility, using anapestic and trochaic forms, blank verse, heroic couplets, ballads and sonnets. Typically, Longfellow would carefully consider the subject of his poetic ideas for a long time before deciding on the right metrical form for it. Much of his work is recognized for its melody-like musicality. As he says, "what a writer asks of his reader is not so much to like as to listen".

 

I took this picture many years ago, it was very much a óne off. shot, the rows and rows of poppies marching down then up the hill towards me was impressive, like an army of lost souls marked only by their vibrant color.

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

 

John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel

January 28th 1918

View of the Hudson River Greenway near Riverbank State Park in New York City.

 

More snow on the first day of March, after record-breaking temperatures and snow in February in New York.

 

For this photo, white balance was set to "Cloudy" and temperature lowered to 4100 in lightroom.

Interior dome view

 

The current capitol is in the architectural style of the French Renaissance. The capitol was designed by Cochrane and Garnsey, an architecture and design firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Ground was first broken for the new capitol on March 11, 1869, and it was completed twenty years later for a total cost of$4,500,000.

The capitol dome is covered in zinc to provide a silver facade which does not weather. The interior of the dome features a plaster frieze painted to resemble bronze, which illustrates scenes from Illinois history, and stained glass windows (including a stained glass replica of the state seal in the oculus of the dome).

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these are parts of my broken computer, far beyond repair

 

tied second place in the challenge "Bits and Pieces" of The Blind Pig Speakeasy in March 2015

Worth a heavily modified lunch break! Chiltern liviered 68010 is seen at Stenson Bubble on Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 with the regular 68-hauled 6U77 13:42 Mountsorrel to Crewe Basford Hall big boxes. In addition to this being a regular 68 it's also displaying its other regular characteristic, running late! It came under the bridge in full dull but had the decency to stand here for long enough for the sun to come out. Thanks Drive/Signaller!

The Promise of a New Day....

 

Several weeks ago i awoke to an unexpected snowstorm. the weather guys had predicted we wouldn't get any accumulations if any snow at all. Yep you guessed it; they were wrong again. we had about two inches of fresh snow.

 

I left the house at around 6;30 and went for my usual walk to the park, it was a balmy -18 with the wind chill and I shivered against the chill as the especially strong wind gusted to well over 70 KPH slapping any exposed skin with a bite that actually stung my cheeks and forehead. i wrapped my scarf around my face and pulled down my jackets hood to block the nasty cold wind. undeterred i plodded on. just as i got there the sun was breaking and spreading its warm beautiful light across the horizon. I actually got lost in the moment and for a second forgot how bitterly cold I was, I quickly snapped off several photos and braved on to find more. .

 

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We had a great Aperture Academy workshop in Yosemite this past weekend, even though it rained for most of Sunday. When the storm began to break, we made our way to El Cap Meadow and everyone had the best time. It was all I could do but smile and laugh as people were so giddy with excitement not knowing which way to turn as the fog ebbed and flowed over the granite walls in every direction. There were just a couple of patches of blue sky that opened up here and there, so Brian Rueb and i decided to take our group up to Tunnel View as we thought we'd have the best chance for a nice sunset.

 

Soooooo glad we did! Initially the cloud cover obscured the sun, but everyone enjoyed shooting the mist filled valley and cotton candy clouds circling El Cap. Suddenly the most amazing shaft of light broke through hitting the ridge at left and putting a spotlight at the center of the valley. I really should have done a timelapse as the progression of light was so amazing! It was very difficult for me deciding which shot to process here, but thought this best represented what we saw as the light did its dance across this iconic scene. We had a real blast this weekend with some really great people and ended the workshop with big smiles all around.

 

Hope you've been fortunate in chasing the light and thanks so much for taking the time for a look!

 

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Jubilee Class 4-6-0 Galatea makes a robust ascent of Shap, unassisted with eleven on. Good to see.With the sun breaking through, it is seen passing Salterwath with the Cumbrian Coast Express of March 4th 2017.

Grand River, Kitchener.

March 25, 2015; I see a sign of Spring - the ice is breaking, the long Winter is coming to an end.

Royal Tern at beach near where I stayed in Florida.

Spring Break for the Kid's are so much fun...

 

Toronto Ontario

Camera: Sigma DP1.

Exposure: 15 sec.

Aperture: 8,0.

Iso: 50.

Self-timer.

Tripod.

 

SHIP AND SUNSET IS BEST IN ORIGINAL SIZE.

 

On 10 June 2011 at. 2355 I was on the road over the bridge which connects Aalborg and Nørresundby. The photo was taken from above the bridge itself, which still despite midnight was a lot of traffic. I had expected shake when recording was 15 sec. The weather was warm and windless. The sunset is still visible to the west. Once guests on the ship even though it is now past midnight.

 

On 13 June 1931 dubbed Her Royal Highness Princess Juliana of the Netherlands the new training ship from "Onderwijsfonds" (Dutch maritime training organization). "Princess Juliana" was built at the shipyard "Gideon" by Mr J. Koster HZN. in Groningen.

 

This boat would make "Onderwijsfonds" able to increase the level of training for inland waterways and canals in the Netherlands.

The new training vessel that was equipped with a then modern cruiser, was rigged as a schooner tomastet and equipped with a highly modern Ørtz patents think.

 

The ship's engine was 150 hp and made of pure bronze. When fully loaded motor, sail, was expected a rate of 9 miles.

 

In late 1931, the vessel was put into service, but due to a rapid increase in student numbers, you were forced to expand and improve the cabins.

 

The reconstruction was also carried out of the yard "Gideon" and the ship was also extended from 32.40 to 38.85 meters.

 

Princess Juliana served as a training ship until 1969, when more modern Dutch school ships took over.

 

However, there was a break during the second World War, when the ship was used for the accommodation of German officers. The 31 December 1969, the ship was laid up, and 10 March 1970 the ship was sold.

 

Subsequently, it has served as a restaurant ship.

 

"Princess Juliana" has sailed under several captains. It fell to Captain Solomon from "Prins Hendrik", to get the honor of bringing in "Princess Juliana" from the yard, and he remained at the helm until 1948. Then it was D. G. Spuyman 1948 - 1959, P. C. Noordhoek (replacement) 1959-1960, RD Houtman 1960 to 1963, R. vd Huizen 1963 - 1965, W. Bos 1965 - 1966, H. Klootsema 1966-1970.

 

By the end of spring has come again "captains" of Princess Juliana, the ship was restored. The princess had after a lifetime of 75 years of badly needed a facelift inside and out.

 

This renovation project took about. 10 months from June 2006 to April 2007. There will be continuously carried out improvements and changes to the ship, so that comfort and quality are paramount ....

 

".... And Princess Juliana now live happily on as floating restaurant with permanent berth at the Western Harbour Promenade in Aalborg".

 

Here on the Ship are often Fashion Shows!

 

I have eaten there several times and everything is superb excellent!

"He that giveth peace unto us; not as the world giveth:

He that giveth law unto us; not as the scribes:

Shall he be softened for the softening of the cities

Patient in usury; delicate in bribes?

They that come to quiet us, saying the sword is broken,

Break man with famine, fetter them with gold,

Sell them as sheep; and He shall know the selling

For He was more than murdered. He was sold.

 

Michael, Michael: Michael of the Mustering,

Michael of the marching on the mountains of the Lord,

Marshal the world and purge of rot and riot

Rule through the world till all the world be quiet:

Only establish when the world is broken

What is unbroken is the Word."

- G. K. Chesterton

from "To St. Michael in Time of Peace"

 

Shot and processed on an iPhone and iPad.

 

Cross texture by JoesSistah and sky texture by Brenda Starr.

 

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Dear Flickr friends. My absence due to major surgery will continue for a few more weeks whilst I recover. Those of you whom I know better are aware of my illness and I thank you all for your wonderful and kind good wishes. I am well on the road to a full and complete recovery.

I have broken my cyber silence to post this image, which, today, is most poignant.

It is WESTMINSTER BRIDGE, on a wonderful day in 2015, shot from the top of the London Eye.

I post it today in defiance to terrorism globally and in my Country.

Today innocent children and people were mown down on this very bridge by a terrorist who took the lives of some and catastrophically destroyed the lives of others, as well as those who love them.

A brave police officer was also stabbed to death whilst trying to apprehend this misguided murdering terrorist. The officer tried to stop him without using his weapon and paid for it with his life.

This is a beautiful bridge in my beautiful City and I, along with my fellow Brits, will never let terrorism define us. We carried on with our stiff upper lip after July 7th attacks over a decade ago and we will do the same now.

This photo represents the bridge as it will be, again, in a couple of days. It will be full of people, buses, taxies, tourists and cars. We will never give in to this.

Sympathies and condolences go to all those who on March 22nd 2017 in central London, had their lives lost or destroyed.

Only folks who have seen or remember "Morecambe & Wise" TV series will see the funny side of this image - Guy and AJ of Foto-buzz posed in front of the waterfall for our group of photographers to capture the sheer size and scale of this impressive waterfall. They then did a short run back towards us doing a Morecambe & Wise dance on the way.

Image taken just after daylight broke, using settings of ISO 800, shutter 1/15, aperture f/5.6, focal len 70mm, but conditions were harsh snow falling on the mountain tops, rain and mist blowing from the waterfall.

Sunrise Spitting Trees.....

 

Yesterday i awoke to an unexpected snowstorm. the weather guys had predicted we wouldn't get any accumulations if any snow at all. Yep you guessed it; they were wrong again. we had about two inches of fresh snow.

 

I left the house at around 6;30 and went for my usual walk to the park, it was a balmy -18 with the wind chill and I shivered against the chill as the especially strong wind gusted to well over 70 KPH slapping any exposed skin with a bite that actually stung my cheeks and forehead. i wrapped my scarf around my face and pulled down my jackets hood to block the nasty cold wind. undeterred i plodded on. just as i got there the sun was breaking and spreading its warm beautiful light across the horizon. I actually got lost in the moment and for a second forgot how bitterly cold I was, I quickly snapped off several photos and braved on to find more. .

 

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Hokey smokes! When I went to school in Flagstaff in the 80s, I heard about the poppies at Organ Pipe Cactus NM. I went there over spring break with my dad. No poppies. When I first got my first really good camera and lens many decades later (using a modest inheritance from my dad), I went to OPC NM in spring. About 5 poppies. This has been been a goal of mine for a gazillion years. Finally! A move back out west, a weird La Niña year, and a willingness to drive for hours and hours (both directions) for 3 glorious hours shooting an unbelievable field of poppies!

Was driving alongside an expansive farm field recently, late in the day with the low sun creating interesting shadows from even the slightest ridges and imperfections. It looked like the field was covered with a gigantic woven tapestry. At regularly spaced intervals I noticed wheel tracks, presumably from a tractor. The tracks seemed very precise and uniform except where the driver made a wide turn at the bottom of this slope. Almost as if he wanted to add a little flourish to break up the monotony. I pulled over and quickly lined up this photo before the light could change. Time and again I spot interesting things to photograph while driving.

What is going on? Its typical to see rain in downtown Vancouver, not snow.

 

We are coming out of one of the longest wettest snowiest winters in my 22 years here. Be gone winter.

 

And, we set a record for the least amount of sunshine (70 hours) and the most days with rain (29) in March. And a new record for the most March rain breaking a 1956 record.

 

Yes, whining and snivelling.

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