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Hello and a couple of images

lphilpot

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Hello -- The forum looked interesting so I joined up.

I'm three years retired and a hobbyist landscape shooter way down here in the deep south US. Nothing spectacular landscape-wise is to be found within several hundred miles at least, but here are three from my area.

This was taken at a local park on the Red River, although this is a secondary bayou instead of the river.

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This is "Little Lake" in the Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge. Following a very hot and dry summer last year, there was "little water" in Little Lake. But it's since refilled.

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Not exactly in my local area, but still the same region, about 180 road miles to the east. I was attending a gathering of amateur astronomers (of which I am one) in November and we had a bit of fog one morning. It burned off fairly rapidly, so I'm glad I got this before it was gone.

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Welcome to TPF! We're glad to have you on board. :)

These are beautiful landscapes! Very nicely composed. Love the fall colors in the top one. The second one has a desolate feel to it - barren land under the big sky. Love it! Beautiful mist in the last.

Keep posting and have fun!
 
Hello -- The forum looked interesting so I joined up.

I'm three years retired and a hobbyist landscape shooter way down here in the deep south US. Nothing spectacular landscape-wise is to be found within several hundred miles at least, but here are three from my area.

This was taken at a local park on the Red River, although this is a secondary bayou instead of the river.

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This is "Little Lake" in the Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge. Following a very hot and dry summer last year, there was "little water" in Little Lake. But it's since refilled.

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Not exactly in my local area, but still the same region, about 180 road miles to the east. I was attending a gathering of amateur astronomers (of which I am one) in November and we had a bit of fog one morning. It burned off fairly rapidly, so I'm glad I got this before it was gone.

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Nice shots! Welcome to the Forum!
 
These are beautiful landscapes! Very nicely composed. Love the fall colors in the top one. The second one has a desolate feel to it - barren land under the big sky. Love it! Beautiful mist in the last.

Thanks! Here in Louisiana nice fall colors can be rare. We usually get a little bit, but last year was better than expected. On the second shot (Little Lake) I wish I had at least a small stool or step ladder with me. Getting just a tiny bit higher viewpoint might have been a better angle, but I still like it as-is.

Nice shots! Welcome to the Forum!

Thanks!
 
Welcome. All nice but the third shot channels the look of JMW Turner landscapes--worth a glance if you're unfamiliar with him.
 
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Welcome. Some very nices images. Looking forward to more.
 
Howdy and welcome! Some wonderful images! Now we want to see more bayou shots! A lot of folks here haven't seen the lovely bayous of Louisiana. Also, since you are into astronomy, you need to see some of the images captured by @crimbfighter, just search the forum for some awesome astrophotography.
 
Welcome. All nice but the third shot channels the look of JMW Turner landscapes--worth a glance if you're unfamiliar with him.

Yes... It's been a long time since my college days but I remember JMW Turner, specifically "The Burning of the Houses of Parliament." My degree was in art all those decades ago, specializing in graphic design. Of course, 16 years into my career I took left turn and changed to IT. Oh well! :)

And thanks! Someone on another forum once said the first photo evoked Constable. All I can say is, Turner, Constable, whoever -- If so I can't take credit. LOL

Howdy and welcome! Some wonderful images! Now we want to see more bayou shots! A lot of folks here haven't seen the lovely bayous of Louisiana. Also, since you are into astronomy, you need to see some of the images captured by @crimbfighter, just search the forum for some awesome astrophotography.

Aside from corporate-scale farmland, pine forest and populated areas, swamps and bayous are about all Louisiana has to offer. That is other than mosquitoes, heat and humidity! My ever-increasing challenge (frustration?) is trying to find landscapes that aren't so intrinsically "Louisiana".

I see you're from the DFW area (right?). I spent several weeks (over a span of several years) in training at what was then the Sun Microsystems complex in Addison (...I think it was?). Just off the North Dallas Parkway, a bit north of Beltline. Many years ago...

Thanks.
 
G'day there, you got the Egert in the 1st autumn colour shot🤘.
 
G'day there, you got the Egert in the 1st autumn colour shot🤘.
Yep, and despite having 200mm to work with I pulled back to 70. I would've liked to have made him (?) larger but I wanted to get that distant light in the frame. Unfortunately the lay of the land prevented me from getting around farther to the left, zoom and keep the light. But I think it's (barely) large enough in the image to do the job.

Egrets (snowy and great) and blue herons aren't too uncommon around here.

Thanks!
 
I see you're from the DFW area (right?). I spent several weeks (over a span of several years) in training at what was then the Sun Microsystems complex in Addison (...I think it was?). Just off the North Dallas Parkway, a bit north of Beltline. Many years ago...
Yes, on the north side of Dallas. I think I did some training there in the last Century when I was a Sys Admin on a Sun Sparc network. :)
 
Welcome, cousin!
 
Nice shots ! Welcome, look forward to seeing more 👍
 
Nice ones and welcome.
 

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