Bi-Weekly Challenge "Macro"
This past summer we bought a small fishing boat for my guy Doug and his dad to have some male bonding time out on the Peshtigo river . Here is Doug holding his first catch of summer of 2009. As you can see it was quite small .. he had to throw that one back into the water.. He did catch two Smallmouth Bass (macro) later that day... and it was delicious :)
Wishing you all a great day .. :)
blessings, Ms Judi
Best of 2009 - things man made
A few friends decided to do a boat trip on January 1st on the Niger river. I had always missed previous occasions, so I was very happy that this group had a spot free. These boats, called 'pirogue' (lit. dug out canoe), come in all kinds of sizes and they are navigated by the Bozo people, the 'masters of the water.' Such a boat trip gives you really unique angles, such as the view of Bamako's 'New Bridge' from underneath.
As one commenter pointed out - you can see how high the water gets at other times of the year. The rainy season is from June to September, and the highest level is probably in Sept-Oktober.
Boat trip on January 1st
Bridge A few friends decided to do a boat trip on January 1st on the Niger river. I had always missed previous occasions, so I was very happy that this group had a spot free. These boats, called 'pirogue' (lit. dug out canoe), come in all kinds of sizes and they are navigated by the Bozo people, the 'masters of the water.' Such a boat trip gives you really unique angles, such as the view of Bamako's 'New Bridge' from underneath (#1).
Bozo steering boat We were about ten people and it was a lovely ride, upriver on one side, coming down on the other side when the sun was already setting behind our tour guide (#2). By the time we arrived at our starting point it was dark.
Bozo steering boat
~ Art ...or at least my attempt at it ~
Got on the PS and tried my hand at some altering of the photos.
Here's a boat on the water....
and an every day sign....
Canon EOS 20D
~ Boat ~ ~ Stop Light ~
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500) Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/9 Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200 mm Focal Length: 89 mm
ISO Speed: 200 ISO Speed: 200
Time Machine Part 2
Over saturation This is one of those neat oops things. I was working with the picture and didn't like what I did so I was taking layers off and when I got down to what should have been the starting layer all I had was this. Fortunately I work with copies and not the original.
another hurricane victim
Near Water , yes but only when it rains. This is actually across the field from the first one I posted. I got the low-down on the area for a wonderful retired fisherman out walking his dog.
Dragon Boat Racing Weekend
dragon boats , many teams , very fast , row, row, row your boat , team work , looks like fun and then there's the beach, food and drink tents , local radio stations coverage , there they go again and looking downhill and the last one That's it until next year's race weekend.
Hubby and I went fishing over the weekend; took the boat over to Carlyle Lake in IL. It was a beautiful day; very relaxing. Here's a shot of hubby and my poodle, Baby, as we were coming back in.
Here's a few more I've been wanting to share with you......dang internet....
This was taken the morning after our storms last week (when I posted the lightning shots). The day after
Hope y'all enjoy!
The Beauty of Door County (Part 2)
The boat was named the Edward L. Ryerson and, as I learned after getting home and looking it up on the internet, it has an interesting history - though not nearly as tragic as the Edmund Fitzgerald! You can see more pictures and read all about this awesome ship at http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/ryerson.htm.
from the hotel
after dinner stroll
This is from the aquarium jelly .
This sea otter put on a show for us after dinner one night at Fisherman's Wharf eating . The water was really dark since it was getting late and of course foggy, so I tried to lighten it in photoshop . I don't really like how it came out.
This heron stopped by for the show.
And a totally unrelated picture, Oakley thinking he's at the spa for a mud mask!
Have a good night!
'I Love You' in all the Old Familiar Places
Thanks for all your help! I finally got one posted :)