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  1. #1
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    Talking Picture yourself ... in the woods

    So, there I am ... heading to the Northwoods ... in search of photographic prey, when I should happen upon ... yeah, house I have to prepare for sale. Doggone it all! Nice place, too.

    Front approach ... with its two "truck-sized" garage doors
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    Rear of House ... and yes ... that is a "boat ejection portal" on the lower left.
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    That beach view from rear of House ... man, zero neighbors across the waves.
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    Anyway ... I'll be stuck in such digs for a couple weeks. It's a tough life, but someone has to do it.
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    reminds me of a dream I often have!
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    Looks really nice.

    Don't know much about U.S politics, but I do know what it feels like when a logging company shows up close to your property and proceeds to chop down that area of relatively elderly pine and spruce. "It's ripe". Clear cut areas are so..charming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    What, of being a US citizen. LOL J/K
    that's one of the reoccurring nightmares i have.
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    Don,

    So in properly preparing the house for sale, that must include testing the boat ejection portal and confirming the house looks good from the water and all possible lake vantage points. And I suppose if you wanted to do a really great job, you would have to explore the entire lake ... just in case any would be buyer has questions about the lake. Right?
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    Red face Packing up and leaving ...

    Yes ... I suppose a canoe trip may be required. That tall tree, across the river, is a "high point" in that area and daily lookout for a local pair of bald eagles. That's where I got this, a couple years ago, with the 200-500mm ...

    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Unhappy Unexpected delay ... it figures.

    Well, I am stalling off my departure way up North, for a day ... as I am having some serious issues getting the AT&T Cell Phone Modem to work with my laptop. The driver wants MS Vista and will not install on the MS XP operating system. Without it, I am stuck with no connection to the Internet.

    This is about as short sighted as ... the "kit" lens. What lunkhead thinks everyone is on Vista? Man ... these guys bother me in ways I do not want to go into. (Thinking: "Blood pressure ... watch the blood pressure!")
    Last edited by DonSchap; 06-14-2009 at 10:41 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    " I am stuck with no connection to the Internet."

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Don looking at that house, and that lake I'm thinking the net is nice but I could force myself to do with out it, just have to stoke up a fire out back there and pop the top on a cold one, or 6! But then again it would be nice to share the trip in photos and text with your friends. How long will you be require to endure in such a hostile landscape?
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    Two to three weeks ... and I think there is some resentment about it ... errr, hi Honey!

    I may be able to sneak into a neighbor's Internet connection. Guess we shall see.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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