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Fly Away
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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: 2007-12-23
Categories: Birds, Seascape
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 13:36
Viewed: 4078
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So Saturday I saw the forecast for Lake Erie, where I live this is what it said:
STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST MONDAY...
.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHWEST STORM FORCE WINDS TO 50 KNOTS. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND SQUALLS. WAVES 17 TO 22 FEET. Thats about 60MPH or 100K an hour.
For those of you who can't imagine waht a 20 foot wave would look like, go outside, look up at the roof of your 2 story house, and image a wave that size and then imagine a whole lake full of them. Ships were going to anchor in safe harbors everywhere. Here at the house I woke up to 48mph wind blowing straight at the house on Sunday morning, I was amazed that the swans were still out there , course the lake is shallow in front of the house so the waves don't get that big and the swans were pretty protected by a reef there. But later on that day the wind slowly starting switching over to the south west and when that happened thats when the big winds started blowing, the swans picked up camp and started heading to a safer , quieter spot. I took this photo from our bedroom window as it was really windy out front

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In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed, 'til it rang 29 times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early

Bob who understands.....

Hi Donna,

A good capture of the flyng birds and of the rolling waves, I like the threes different tone of colors of the sky and of the lake. It is giving a charm to the photo. Thanks for sharing.

Pierre

Hi Donna.
I think I will let your imagination think of that size of wave.
I enjoy seeing these swans in flight. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Peace be in your season throughout.

Hello Donna,
Hopefully the worst of the storm is over by now!
I like this capture with the symbolic three geese...
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

A PEACEFUL AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-25 0:35]

Hi Donna,
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you.
Wonderful shot portraying the hard things to come. The brownish water illustrates the disturbed water nicely and the swans are desperately flying to safer places. Fabulous documentary shot. Your bedroom window provides a spectacular view most times than not. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Ciao Donna, fascinating view of flying birds with splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hi Donna ,
nice seascape with good light and great composition.

well done
Regards
Saeed

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-25 3:03]

Hi Donna. I have read your interesting notes and as you say what are the swans doing flying in that wind. You did well to captured the as you did. you picture shows the force of the wind. with good detail and colours. well done TDS.
Nick..

Have a Good Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hello Donna,
Thank you for the wonderful notes and very interesting regarding the roaring big wave!
well captured of the flying swans with good clarity even with a weather like this!
thanks for sharing
have the best festive season!!
Tony

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-26 20:35]

Hello Donna

I think you did a wonderful job with this shot.
I really like the placement of the swans on the horizon,and the way they have their wings made for a nice composition.
The colours are very natural and beautiful.
TFS

Rob

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-27 20:05]

Hello Donna,
Great capture showing this tumultuous scene, white caps as far as the eye can see. Delaying the homecoming of your captain damn it. Thanks for sharing Donna.
Rick

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