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Old 02-05-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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snow ~February 2014 Photo of the Month Contest~

February (that word is really weird when looking at at!) 2014 Photo of the Month, otherwise known as the POM, is now open for your entries. You may post FIVE of your best or favorite pix, taken during the month of February, between now and midnight March 5th.

What does late winter look like around your house? I'm seeing snow blowing sideways, university grad students bundled up walking through our property which is a shortcut for them as they hike towards classes. Underneath it all is a fresh blanket of white, and slippery ice.

A couple days ago I got out of the car to photograph some ducks around a harbor and my feet went out from under me causing me to land flat on my back. By the time I was able to get up, my backside was soaked from laying in the snow under the ice. We were an hour or more from home. Oddly I was wearing velour pants and a sweater and everything was quickly wet, making for a yucky ride home again. What I won't do for a photo!


~February 2014 Photo of the Month Contest~-p1760174-version-2.jpg Greater Scaups, drakes and a hen, White-winged Scoters, Canada Geese
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:52 PM   #2
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Yikes Sage! My tailbone hurts just hearing your story! OK, what's the deal with the velour pants???? Did you save them over from the 80s? I used to have velour tops and pants back then but I think they went bye-bye long ago!

If we ever get any sunshine and I get a tiny bit of inspiration I'll try to find a good subject for a photo this month. I need sunshine (and hope and warmth among other things) big time right now!
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Yeah, Lin, velour! Dark green and a hooded jacket to match! Actually I was surprised to find that jacket in the front closet and yes, they are old. But those thing never look old! Saved the pants to wear around the house and an old Sage green cable knit V-neck sweater. I didn't intend to get out of the car and didn't expect to be showing off my outfit while flat on the ground! Two guys came to help. One stuck his cane into the snow and braced it so I could use it to pull myself up. I felt like I had another cracked rib.

The weather here todAy has been constant snow with snowblowers and plows outside. When it stops, it should be clear and sunny, but in the single digits again.

I should have gone to Florida!

So let's see some photos!
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What I won't do for a photo!

Attachment 40102 Greater Scaups, drakes and a hen, White-winged Scoters, Canada Geese
And a beautiful photo it is, Sage.

Glad you weren't hurt.
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OK, what's the deal with the velour pants???? Did you save them over from the 80s?
I had to do an image search to see exactly what velour looks like. (I know "my people" are supposed to know their fabrics, but I don't fit that stereotype. )

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I felt like I had another cracked rib.
Sorry. I guess I shouldn't have assumed you weren't hurt.

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If we ever get any sunshine and I get a tiny bit of inspiration I'll try to find a good subject for a photo this month. I need sunshine (and hope and warmth among other things) big time right now!
I know I took very few photos in January...or at least none that stuck out in my mind as being worthy of entries.

However, today, with a snow day...and a fresh blanket of thick snow and more falling, I finally found some time to watch the birds and take a few shots. None seemed that great, but after a little cropping and slight adjustments, I just might have something to enter...

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So let's see some photos!
Okay...I'll look back at today's folder and post something (although, it is so early in the month, I better not post all five now!).
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~February 2014 Photo of the Month Contest~-dsc06978-panorama-closeup-2.jpg
Taken today.
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None seemed that great, but after a little cropping and slight adjustments, I just might have something to enter...
Not that GREAT! That one knocks it right out of the ball park you lucky dog you!
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Nothing wrong with saving the velour. I still have mine. They're just too soft and lovable to toss. I were mine for jammies.
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Taken today.
oh dap, I just LOVE this photo: The subject matter, the composition, love it all.
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oh dap, I just LOVE this photo: The subject matter, the composition, love it all.
Thank you so much, kchd!

I have another one of her (or is that an immature male?) in a more traditional pose. I actually couldn't decide which one I liked best, but I figured the more unusual pose should be entered.

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Not that GREAT! That one knocks it right out of the ball park you lucky dog you!
Really, when I went through them, they seemed average...but once I cropped them and did a slight adjustment, I sort of thought I had something better than I'd originally expected.

Thank you for the kind words!
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