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December Storm -2

December Storm -2
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-01
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lake Erie, Ever Changing View on Lake Erie [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-06 6:14
Viewed: 3438
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the 2nd part of a story that may take a several days. A story about a storm building on Lake Erie. Day one can be seen here I was going to make a collage of photos but felt they told a better story seeing them full size. Lake Erie is where I live .Well on the shores of Lake Erie on the Northern Coast in Canada. In this photo I am looking across the lake towards New York which is on the other side.

"Lake Erie is the smallest of the Great Lakes in volume (119 cubic miles) and is exposed to the greatest effects from urbanization and agriculture. Measuring 241 miles across and 57 miles from north to south, the lake's surface is just under 10,000 square miles, with 871 miles of shoreline. The average depth of Lake Erie is only about 62 feet (210 feet, maximum). It therefore warms rapidly in the spring and summer, and frequently freezes over in winter. The drainage basin covers parts of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario. Because of its fertile soils, the basin is intensively farmed and is the most densely populated of the five lake basins. "

Because of the shallow depth of the lake we experience great shifting of water with wind..you can acutally see it occuring it happens so fast..almost like holding a bottle sideways and watching the water go from end to end when you tip it!

This photo was taken on December 1st about 11AM, at this point all the water that went to the other end of the lake yesterday is now rushing back to to the east end where I live. You can see while its doing that the mud is stirred up quite a bit! At this point the wind they had warned us about had not started yet it was blowing but only about 15knots from the southwest.

The marine weather forecast that a gale wind was coming today from the West. A gale being a wind over 35KNOTS or about 40MPH ( whole trees in motion; inconvenience in walking against wind )

Stay tuned for what happens next! :o)
A cliff hanger TrekNature photo!

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hello Donna! fantastic shot! TFS

Hi Donna,
Neat image. Beautiful soft pastel colors. May need to find a better angle to avoid car and fence within the frame.

Ben Lakitan

hi donna,
beautiful post,
well somposed shot,
nice pov, good dof,
lovely colours,
framed beautifully,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Donna,

Very good picture of the lake, I like the "feeling" of a storm coming. The color of the lake is amazing, TFS.


Hello Donna,

And the thunder rolls, excellent story and can't wait for the rest of the story, Excllent work Great details very well Done

TFS Kyle

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-06 12:29]

Hi Donna,
Nice capture you have presented here.
Well done.

Very well composed Donna,
Nice shot.Great soft colours.Well done.Regards.


Belle photo, si cela est ce que vous voyez de chez vous, vous avez de la chance, et nous aussi car grāce a vos photos, nous le voyons aussi. Thomas

Hi Donna
You've been busy since I'v last seen your "rebel cloud." I've had a quick look and they all look really pretty. It always amazes me the pictures that people see in places where I just shrug my shoulders and say: there's nothing to photograph. Since joining TN I'm learning to see, but slowly.
I think the flat light makes it hard to do justice to the muddy turmoil :) I would have preferred a composition without the car and the fence though if possible.
TFS and keep us updated.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-06 19:26]
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Hi Donna,
not much time today, but I had to check out your next Storm shot. Wow the water rose and its coming inland. Very well captured, with a wonderful focus on the rising storm.

This is truely a great register.
What an education ... your notes... for me. Thanks.
Am going to follow your story on this subject.
Otherwise your photo is of excellent quality.
Best regards,

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