Why it is Sometimes Difficult to Process a Photo

Why it is Sometimes Difficult to Process a Photo

The Cat in the Lap. As far as she’s concerned, the keyboard is a chin shelf. I’ve got a big lap, but this is really pushing its limits.

The photo on my computer is one of Nick (nicholaspicholas) that sits in my projects folder. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll post it. Should I?

Posted by Jibby! on 2011-03-29 03:23:08

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Truck, dust, and windmills in the sun

Truck, dust, and windmills in the sun

I heard this truck coming down the road and immediately turn my camera so I could catch the truck and the dust on the road. Had to do some adjusting to the F stop so was only able to get off two shots. This was the better one. Not much traffic on these narrow gravel roads, but coming up here we almost met a bigger truck head on that was traveling at a ridiculous speed for the condition of the road. I pulled over and waited for him to pass. Guess he was anxious to get home, or somewhere.

These are huge compared to the ones in central CA — at Altamont Pass.

From a news article written in July 2001 www.bluefish.org/outjuice.htm

"The blades are mounted on a housing unit the size of a minivan and sit atop a massive tower about 165 feet high. Wind propels the blades, which turn a shaft that drives a generator. The electricity goes to an underground distribution line, where it is carried to the main substation.

The blades need a minimum wind of 7 mph to turn and start generating electricity at 9 mph. A computer shuts down the turbine if the wind reaches 56 mph."

"Each windmill has a footprint of about 40 square feet, which means much of the land remains useful for agriculture and grazing. ‘The cows can go right up and lean against them,’ Brown said."

Posted by walla2chick on 2007-05-09 02:48:08

Tagged: , Windmills , Hatch Road , Wallula , Washington State , Dust , Truck , Sun , spots , USA , Stateline Wind Farm , wind farm

Cold Springs Fire from MIrror Lake July 13, 2008 2:07 pm IMG_7484

Cold Springs Fire from MIrror Lake   July 13, 2008  2:07 pm IMG_7484

UPDATE 7/21/08: I am moving this one forward to let you know that the fire is getting well contained, they are doing fill burns to clean up the fuel inside the perimeter…
I guess there is still a little spot fire now up about a mile south of Bird Lake.. but I have faith that all these copters and awesome firefighters will handle it.. I hope!

There are other fires popping up all over the place… a 5-10 acre fire at the low end of the Big lava bed last night near Willard…. a huge convoy of fire trucks and crews were heading back from that last night around 11pm or so, making an eerie light brigade thru the forest throwing up dust that made moon rays coming thru the trees..

a tiny fire up near Tahklak lake they now call Sheep fire is being attacked by copters and crew very quickly… we are lucky that this huge crew is here already, able to jump on these quicker than would otherwise happen.

yikes! and the Smokey firesign still says FIRE DANGER: moderate!

I am still in TL, can’t upload photos yet…
wanted to give you an update!
~ Darlisa

Taken from Mirror Lake just north of Trout Lake, Washington on the 82 road, a few miles north of where it was later barricaded on July 13th in the morning

my night shot was on the channel 2 news!
www.katu.com/news/25490264.html

this website was set up for this fire
www.inciweb.org/incident/1428/#sum
There is a wonderful huge crew now working on the fire, they are amazing.

Many other photographers have posted wonderful photos on this fire as well, for example:

my niece: www.katu.com/younews/25238089.html?img=1&mg=t

Carolyn: www.flickr.com/photos/luckyplanet/2675456098/in/photostream/

www.flickr.com/photos/oregonlahar/sets/72157606174061286/

Thank you all for your wonderful insightful and inspiring comments on the nighttime fire shot… I enjoyed them all so much! My computer is acting up, and I have little time now..bear with me! Come see the growing slide show of this fire at
www.flickr.com/photos/starlisa/sets/72157606175765673/show/

I will be posting a whole set of this fire starting at about 11:00 am Sunday July 13, 2008…

On July 13, 2008, this fire started in the morning as a small blaze with a spindly column that may have been smoldering since the lightning strikes in the area 8 days earlier. When I started observing the fire around 11 am, it was small… within 20 minutes I saw helicopters and tankers with retardant attack the small blaze. WHile they were returning to Troutdale to restock on retardant, the fire sprang to life wiith the growing winds and trees to the SE and to the west began to blaze up as the fire jumped from crown to crown. This area along the tree line of Mt. Adams is choked with dead trees that have not seen a fire in many years… and many standing dead trees from a heavy infestation of Spruce Bud Worm and Bark Beetles. There has been great debate for years about cleaning up this area, but many who fought to keep it natural. Naturally, in history, the area was occasionally swept by fire which renewed the grazing for elk and other critters, and encouraged the growth of the huckleberries.

Fire, the great destroyer and the great purifier all at the same time… a primeval force that is overwhelming if you are downwind… yet so awe-inspiring. How can something so destructive be so beautiful??? Destruction and Purification all in one… Nature balancing itself.

Posted by Starlisa on 2008-07-21 20:06:43

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