Remembering some floods

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Remembering some floods.
 
Here we are on December 24, 2015, Christmas Eve, with temps in the 60s with highs projected to records for the next few days. And thank you El Nino for the rain. That is somewhat sarcastic, but not. We rely on water deep in the mountain for our drinking water so rain is always good. Here on the mountain we had 3.45 inches during this storm. It is causing some flooding below us and lots of road damage nearby in Talking Rock, Georgia. One of our Golden Retrievers has been wearing her Thundershirt during the storms. It really does help to calm her down. She thinks it is her superhero cape. It has been a deadly storm in other areas. We simply hope for the safety of everyone out there.
 
It reminds me of a time back in 2009 when we were doing a workshop in the Tetons. My in-laws had come to stay with their Granddogs while we were traveling. We thought it would be uneventful, boy were we wrong. After returning back to the hotel after the first field session, we turned on the TV to find out that in a 24 hour period our town had received 19 inches of rain! They were showing areas just outside of our subdivision on The Weather Channel! We immediately called home and everyone was okay. We were told that the water in the backyard was high but not to the house. There was widespread flooding but Evelyn’s folks had all they needed at the house. They had gone to the store and stocked up one stuff they would want during their visit so they were happy and dry.
 
It was on our minds all week but we were very grateful that everyone was safe. We had some wildfires in the park and could have used some of that rain to put them out. It made for some pretty conditions to shoot though. This was one night at Cunningham Cabin just after the sun had set.
 
Tamron SP 28-75 Di lens on a Nikon D-200, Aperture Priority, f5, -2 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/50th of a second, processed in Photoshop.
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2 Responses to “Remembering some floods”

  1. Beautiful picture. Merry Christmas from a warm and wet England. 🙂

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