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Old Jul 9, 2011, 2:42 PM   #1
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Default ....another day, another park

The largest city park in Arlington is a 1300-acre area http://www.riverlegacy.org/ that I'd never been to.

I suppose it was enough to know it was there if I ever decided to visit and ended up putting it off until yesterday, now I am hooked to go there often.

This fall I am determined to find and photograph a Devil's Cigar http://www.riverlegacy.org/index.php...article&id=141

For my first trip I took along the E-3, 14-54 and 50-200 and made a 3-mile hike through the bush along the hike trail which totals 5+ miles, then stopped by the Living Science Center for a look around.

FUN morning for sure, in @ 0600 and out by 0930 ... then it got hot (105 F all afternoon until 1900 hrs when the Rangers baseball game started, I was on the couch at 77F)

...... 50-200 @ 50mm f/11 ISO-1600




...... 14-54 @ 14mm f/7.1 ISO-400


...... 14-54 @ 19mm f/11 ISO-400


...... 14-54 @ 54mm f/8 ISO-100


...... 50-200 @ 200mm f/5.6 ISO-800


...... 50-200 @ 158mm f/3.2 ISO-800
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 6:22 PM   #2
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Nice shots Bob. This Devils cigar is really interesting. A fungus that hisses ?? Nice shots and interesting story
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Very nice! For about 5 years I lived off Green Oaks Blvd in an apartment complex that had a back entrance into River Legacy Park, just up the street from that little complex where you were. My daughter loved going there and I used to ride my bike in there every evening.

Right now it's too miserable hot to stay anywhere outdoors too long.
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Really good to see you posting again; interesting shots, well done.

(105 F is kinda warm. Stay by the air conditioner. Most folks don't realize that Florida is cooler than the Midwest in the summertime. I remember when I was traveling extensively in my work that I would routinely be in triple digits out there. It made coming home to 90 degrees with an ocean breeze seem practically cool.)
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....thanks for the comments

When I tell people that I grew up farming and working the corn & hay fields 12-14 hrs in SW Iowa at 100+ some who've never been there during the heat of summer seem to doubt how hot upper midwest US can be.

When I recall that the humidity in the corn fields sometimes was near 100% with 100+ temp those sun up to sun down days are best remembered that dinner (noon) everyday rivaled our now holiday only meals and mid-afternoon break was leftover fried chicken, biscuits & cornbread, ace'tea and FRESH crullers.

So, it is really hot here this summer but still 'a walk in the park' compared to hot summers memories.

Tomorrow morning I am going to the lake for a couple hours, I think the yacht club has something going on.
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I grew up on a farm as well Bob but in NY you didn't worry about the heat as much as it not raining when you were trying to hay it. When I was real young we had wire bailers and you had to tie the wire. They were still using dump rakes in some areas.
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Eric, I done did all that...... I left home in 1956, haven't punched a bale since.
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Bob, I really, really like #2. It combines beauty and contrast in materials and colors, with a bit of an air of mystery - you want to see where that path is going. It's also a great example that the rule of thirds exists to be broken.

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Thanks Ted, I am going to remake the bridge shot & print it @ 11x14 or larger, I like this best of the ones I made but the signage has to go and I think I can do it with the camera and angle change, otherwise the shot from in tighter that avoids the sign is pretty nice too.
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I would keep everything the same, just swing that gate in a bit so the sign disappears.
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