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RailroadingSteam from a local processing plant rises behind some railroad crossing lights. A double-exposure in post-processing gave the light streaks. I accidently hit the shutter while getting out of the car. The blurry streaks looked kind of cool so I thought I might as well use'em.
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The PlantI was going for something kind of industrial-mysterious on this one, using back-lit steam to abstract the machinery.
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My Nightmare Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe
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NOLA "freezes over"Nikon D7000, Nikkor 14-24mm/2.8G @ 24mm; manual exposure (f/5.6, 1/60s), ISO 100, matrix metering. Processed in CaptureNX2.
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"That's our future, behind us?"
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Fall portraitIt's senior picture time! We spied this beautiful back lit tree driving to the park and had fun trying several angles.
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Morning walk
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Always ProtectingThis is a roadside memorial of a fallen friend and fellow firefighter God took home too soon for any of us to understand.
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After The Catch...Was able to capture this shortly after feeding time. The sun was setting from the West and was able to catch some great backlighting. Enjoy - jack

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Arches National ParkAn afternoon hike in Arches National Park
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Rock ClimberI saw this rock climber in garden of the Gods today. Maybe he was going up to water the tree on top of the rock!
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Scrub Oak Leaf
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The wind is burningNikon D7000; Nikkor 70-200mm/2.8 VR1 at 200mm; tripod; Aperture Priority (f/8, 1/5s); matrix metering; ISO 200. 14-bit NEF processed in RawTherapee(v4.0.4.2) to JPEG then selective adjustments, resize in CaptureNX2.
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Are you serious?Nikon D700; Nikkor 50mm/1.4D; Aperture Priority (f/5.6, 1/1600s); ISO 200; matrix metering; Fill-flash (iTTL-BL-FP) with SB-900 in-camera. 14-bit NEF processed in RawTherapee (version 4.0.4.2) to JPEG then selective adjustments, resize in CNX2.
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Horse ridingThis is not a direct into the sun but slightly over.
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Colorado Mountain Grass (weeds)As the sun was setting this grass caught my eye so I grabbed the camera and this is what I ended up with. It was pretty windy so it took alot of patients to even get this shot.
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