Minnesota 2015 Part 6

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Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:03 pm

Water everywhere.
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Dark splashes.
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You can almost hear it.
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Calmer side.
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Twists and turns...
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Soft and hard.
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Broader view.
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Stand back!
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Squared off.
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Rocks or falls?
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Like an upstairs lake.
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As it says...
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:03 pm

You can almost make up your own scenes in this red rock.
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This rock likes to break off as if it had been cut.
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There’s the café where we ate lunch.
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Train, carrying energy to another place.
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This bird thinks he is controlling the water flow.
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You do occasionally find a flower here and there.
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Water plants.
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Safe to wade?
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No place to go.
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Room for a picnic.
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Another flower opportunity.
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Close experience.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 pm

Mr. Bee, doing his thing.
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I guess I took some liberties with these flowers.
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These are fine, just as they are. Maybe it is a barber shop just for flowers.
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You have to look up once in a while. They must have had a great view of the place from up there.
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These birds be everywhere.
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I’m running out of ways to show these pictures.
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Here, I just added more sky so as not to lose any detail. It wouldn’t have been a big loss.
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I consider the shadow to be as important as the flower that casts it.
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This one took a little extra effort, but the antennae remain intact.
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I couldn’t figure out how to extend the sky without messing up the buildings, so this is my solution.
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Sky extension was easier here.
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I just chopped off the left side on this one.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:05 am

About the last group of pictures… Actually, only one picture… If you don’t know how to spell a word, you DON’T put it at the top of a picture in giant, red letters! My son pointed out that I had misspelled Sioux falls. Sorry about that.

Anyway, let’s hope I can do better this time.

We are still driving through SIOUX Falls.
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A clock with its own house.
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We are visiting Palisades State Park in South Dakota.
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A river runs through it.
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My son didn’t think all that stuff on top of the hill should be there, but I like it.
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Husband reads the sign.
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Son joins him.
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Trees and fences are always nice.
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So we’ll have another.
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This was a tiny little flower. I sharpened it and did a lens blur on the background. Now it is a 3D thing.
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If you had been standing on that outlook platform, you would have seen me take your picture.
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If you were paddling down the river and found this rock in your path, what would you do?
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:00 pm

Almost a feeding trough for hummingbirds.
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I guess we’ll walk that way.
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Good place to walk if you like trees.
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One confirmation that this is Palisades Park.
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Couldn’t figure out how to turn the portrait-oriented image on the right into a 4:3 space. This was the oh-well solution.
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A similar dilemma. This time, the image is on the left. Part of it shows up larger on the right.
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Kids, enjoying the tall rocks.
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They are massive and impressive. The rocks.
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I may have taken too many portrait-oriented images. Now grasping for straws. Or trees.
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Keep arms inside the boat!
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Yet again. I copied the left side of the image (on the right) and shaved off enough to obliterate the hard, vertical line.
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I couldn’t find any puppies. The kids will have to do.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:05 pm

If you try hard enough, you will bloom, even in rocky places.
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Appears to be hewn. But it’s not.
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Massive block. Rocky block.
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Did the tree have to grow there?
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Rocky river guardians.
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The building-like rocks seem to be leaning over to get a better glimpse of what is going on below.
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My son must have found a flower of interest to photograph.
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If I got myself into that position, somebody would have to unroll me.
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More “hewn” rocks. Lots of places to sit.
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Any flowers you find in this place must be photographed.
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This was a portrait-oriented image that got copied, flipped and placed side by side. Now I see faces in the middle.
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A rather pleasant scene.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:50 pm

Floating down the river sounds like a good idea.
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My son patiently waits for me to take several pictures of him atop the tall rock.
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Closer. (With a zoom lens, not actually closer.)
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Bee still!
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I spotted a young stranger on top of another tall rock. I decided his name should be Adonis.
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Maybe this is the same young man, with an attractive friend.
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Another river shot. Peace in the river valley.
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You have to give credit to trees that attempt to grow here.
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Back on the ground, that big flower towers over itself.
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Just follow the yellow brick road… Oh, wait! It’s red.
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Looks tempting. But don’t jump!
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Star struck.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:57 am

Reminds me of the 1958 movie, “The Blob" starring Steve McQueen in his first film role and Aneta Corseaut, who later starred as Opie’s teacher and Andy's girlfriend.
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It’s a river, but it looks like a peaceful lake here.
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Looks like a lady’s bracelet. And earrings, I guess.
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More of the same, with a different twist.
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Flowers spotted in this locale must be captured.
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And so… That bug is part of the deal. This started out as a portrait-oriented image.
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Are these the ones that bring about sneezing? They are showing off here.
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Getting petals to emerge must be a struggle.
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As we crossed a bridge, I was taken by its geometry and the blue sky.
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This is the view from one side of the bridge.
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This is the view from the other side. Notice the lookout fence on the left and the man on the right.
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This was a portrait-oriented image. I slapped some of its water onto the right side. The rock has pretty colors.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 6

Post by Roanoker » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:01 pm

I created this image with the wrong aspect ratio. I don't know how to edit it out, so I'll just post the correction here.
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Sorry about that.

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