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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:38 AM
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When is the next DU photo contest?






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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:46 AM
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1. lol. You're going to win.
And thanks for the great dispatches from the tower.


About a hundred years ago ( ok, it was in the 70s ), I had a friend who was a smoke jumper... every year he'd leave Wisconsin and head off to Bend.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:29 PM
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22. I can't really communicate my respect for Smoke Jumpers.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 11:39 PM by DemoTex
They are right there with the PJs in the Jolly Greens in Viet Nam. Intensely insane dedication!

A few days ago I listened as a "stick" of SJs jumped in to a fire on the eastern slopes of the Cascades. Safely on the ground, the IC (incident commander or fire commander) called in. She sounded exactly like my 28 year old neice. Well-educated. Softly southern. Professional. You go girl!

Then I forgot about them. Two days later I heard her again, calling for a LAT/LON of the trail-head pick up point for their ten mile hike out! They had dropped in, fought the fire, slept on the ground, eaten MREs (I do that almost every night), and then hiked out in the span of over 48 hours.
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:51 AM
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36. I lost track of him years ago, but he was a hell of a guy
and completely dedicated to his work.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:50 AM
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2. Thank You!
You've really landed in a humdinger of a fire season. Thanks for helping keep everyone safe!

Beautiful pics too, btw.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:57 AM
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3. Its over.
You win.

:)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:58 AM
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4. So pretty.
:)
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:08 AM
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5. You're in a class by yourself, Mac. Awesome. Especially Nick.
He's wonderful. :loveya:
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:38 PM
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15. That's the best pic of Nick I have.
It is very difficult to get a good photo of a black dog. Snow makes a good background, or sugar-white beach sand. But red-pink is perfect! His color, I guess.
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:17 AM
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6. Nice!
I'm still trying to figure out the 4th one!

:hi:
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:35 PM
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14. The lightning shot?
Lightning strike on Sixteen Butte during the storms of August 2, 2009. Taken through the glass because the wind was blowing so hard I couldn't open the door. Besides, a good lightning shot takes hundreds of frames to get.
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:24 PM
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21. Yeah, that one!
It looks like the lightning is hitting a big tower like thing...is that part of the reflection? Excellent shot, btw!

I love looking at lightning pics, especially when it just looks like a flash to me, but someone gets of shot of the actual "bolt!"

Is your roof ok? You thought you heard something tear off...



:hi:
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:37 PM
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23. In your eye, separate the reflections in the window from the distant picture.
No tower. Look for the soft lines of the butte. Like my brother (a radiologist) says: Nature abhors a straight line.
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:02 AM
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31. Got it!
Thanks for the help! And your brother's! Sometimes it takes me a while.

:banghead:

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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:12 AM
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34. Unfortunately, he is usually referring to a FOIR when he says that.
Foreign Object In Rectum. You would not believe what they see in the ER!
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:30 AM
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35. Oh, jeez...I just googled it.
Your brother must have some interesting tales to tell!

:)

You got a lot of smoke there or are things pretty quiet, for now?
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:31 AM
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7. Love the moon shot! k+r, n/t
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:41 AM
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8. Is that a fire in the first shot?
Yikes!
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:29 PM
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13. Sunset over the Newberry Volcano Rim through storm-splattered lookout tower glass.
The cone in the near-ground is China Hat Butte. The ridge behind China Hat where the sun is glowing is right above the Newberry Caldera. This was taken between two epic thunderstorms on August 2, 2009.

This is an intentionally ironic photo. It speaks to the beauty and violence of nature, depending on how you look at it. First is the violence of the thunderstorm that just passed over and the thunderstorm close behind. Then there is the beauty of what the storms did with the light that night (including the raindrops on the lookout windows). Finally there is the suggestion of the violence of a volcanic eruption. Could this have been similar to the night scene (or day dark-as-night scene) when Newberry last erupted a relatively short 1600 years ago?
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 04:48 AM
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37. Ok, of course. Now I see what's going on in that photo.
Thanks.

That Barney poke gif is funny!

Here's one of my shrub dissin' pics for you.



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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:51 AM
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9. k and r! nt
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:01 PM
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10. Great photos!
Hope all is well. Nick looks so calm -- my dogs would be hysterical about the lightning!
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:03 AM
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32. Actually, that photo of Nick was taken on our first night here: May 22.
But he handled the big storms of last Sunday well.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:40 PM
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11. Beautiful! nt
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subcomhd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:28 PM
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12. good question
MY question is how does one post a photo in a message? BTW - great pics!
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:59 PM
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16. There are probably several ways to post a photo in a DU message.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 11:01 PM by DemoTex
But here is the very basic Sinatra way (My Way):

1 Right click on photo

2. Click on PROPERTIES

3. Highlight ADDRESS/URL

4. Right click, select COPY

5. Go to the DU post and click PASTE where you want the photo

This does not work all the time, but you will learn how to manipulate photos into a useable form. Keep a file of useable photos and GIFs that you like to use on DU. My DU PICFILE is 8 years old and contains some classics! Some of my favorites:









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subcomhd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:11 PM
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19. thanks, I'll try that
nd I love the pics - and thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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subcomhd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:45 PM
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24. what about a photo from offline - usb memory?
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:48 PM
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25. You first need to host them online somewhere.
Then put the URL to the online pic into the message body.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:54 PM
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27. Yep. PhotoBucket .. FlickR etc.
Out here in the wilderness with my limited broadband, I'm finding FlickR far superior to the Bucket.
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subcomhd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:01 AM
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29. again thanks
I guess I need to go ahead and finally do that.
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subcomhd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:02 AM
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30. and thank you too
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:59 PM
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28. :rofl:!! poor Fergus (or whatever the hapless doggie's name is, i forget! :)

:rofl:
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:06 AM
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33. Barney? Blarmey?
How soon we erase bad memories.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:00 PM
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17. Sent this link to my daughter because she is into nature. She said to tell you to
join deviant art, so you can get prints of these photos. People will buy them.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:13 PM
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20. Thanks, MM!
I emailed a portfolio of photos from the lookout to my USFS boss. He is ecstatic about them. He wants to use them in USFS presentions and publications. I granted him permission as long as the photos are credited to me and bear copyright marks. I'll check out Deviant Art. I also think I will have a book deal or two by the time I leave here in October. But, of course, that ain't really what this is all about. I really dig the job. Really. And they all know it.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:01 PM
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18. Way cool. Love the pup, good boy.
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:49 PM
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26. Lots of good stuff here!
If you have not made it that far, please join us in the Photography forum.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 02:52 PM
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38. DemoTex: YOU WIN
especially the top two shots...
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