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It's The End of The World As We Know It. by catch---22 It's The End of The World As We Know It. by catch---22
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early may of 2010 brought destruction as several tornadoes churned over this lake and surrounds. this is debris from a marina about 1/3 - 1/2 of a mile down the beach to the right and around a bend. it comes to light now because mother nature has been showing us her power in another way... 2 years of drought and even the possibility of winter water rationing. I don't remember ever having that before. this was missed in the cleanup because at the time it was 15 feet under water.

as a youth I often admired some iconic images taken during the "dust bowl" times. My Grandmother told stories of stuffing cheese cloth around every window sill as a girl. I never dreamed I might have the chance to take some of the same subject. I think I will make an effort to start documenting more of this drought. unfortunately it approaches historical proportions.
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moreMDM Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You might have quite a bit more than drought to document... and I' a lot closer to that period than you...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
yeah maybe so... well each day does tend to be interesting.
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martintinaz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Perfect title for this image..:clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you much Tina :bow:
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A natural disaster, and you photographed it very well. This is a haunting image, the sense of loss permeates it. Excellent photography!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Jim :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Incredibly poetic and powerful.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you LeeAnne :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
wow wonderful shot that documents a time in your grand mothers era,
i still don't understand mother natures weather and i will never understand
why even we, with all the rain we have we also have hoes pipe band....:confused:
even so.....
these are the type of pictures that will go down in history...keep looking for that one shot....
i think this one could be one of them, it looks remarkable dennis....:clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so very much Donna :)
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
:D :heart:
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Michaeldavitt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Writer
Letter to a Lost Friend

There must be a Russian word to describe what has happened
between us, like ostyt, which can be used
for a cup of  tea that is too hot, but after you walk to the next room,
and return, it is too cool; or perekhotet,
which is to want something so much over months
and even years that when you get it, you have lost
the desire. Pushkin said, when he saw his portrait by Kiprensky,
“It is like looking into a mirror, but one that flatters me.”
What is the word for someone who looks into her friend’s face
and sees once smooth skin gone like a train that has left
the station in Petersburg with its wide avenues and nights
at the Stray Dog Cafe, sex with the wrong men,
who looked so right by candlelight, when everyone was young
and smoked hand-rolled cigarettes, painted or wrote
all night but nothing good, drank too much vodka, and woke
in the painful daylight with skin like fresh cream, books
everywhere, Lorca on Gogol, Tolstoy under Madame de Sévigné,
so that now, on a train in the taiga of  Siberia,
I see what she sees — all my books alphabetized and on shelves,
feet misshapen, hands ribbed with raised veins,
neck crumpled like last week’s newspaper, while her friends
are young, their skin pimply and eyes bright as puppies’,
and who can blame her, for how lucky we are to be loved
for even a moment, though I can’t help but feel like Pushkin,
a rough ball of  lead lodged in his gut, looking at his books
and saying, “Goodbye, my dear friends,” as those volumes
close and turn back into oblong blocks, dust clouding
the gold leaf that once shimmered on their spines.

~ Barbara Hamby
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
most perfect... thank you Michael :)
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Raghnall Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Photographer
Desolate.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
it is looking that way in spots.
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Yes, well established!
Nature always taking back from those who wish to have more.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
true that... thank you Rezzan :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Yes, it do approach those proportions :nod: There are stock ponds here in SD that are bone dry that I've never even seen low before. The dry grass on the prairie doesn't just bend and snap if you walk on it--it just turns to powder. Scary as hell like your picture here. Definately document everything you see, Dennis. It all relates and who knows, maybe someone will be talking about and admiring your photographs of this 21st century dust bowl. Well done sir :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
well thank you much John!

I'm hoping I don't get the chance ;)

but if I do...
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
A wonderful eerie scene...grand shot and work Dennis...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Steven :)
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Always welcome Dennis...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dennis I think that is a great idea, who knows it may be of some use in the future. Great capture !!
Cindy
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Cindy :)
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome!!
Cindy
:heart: :hug:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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Zakily Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Writer
great photo....but the end of the world will definitely look differently, because scenes like this are just overture in the final scenario...and this scene unfortunately has nothing in common with "mother nature" but it has a lot with monstrous evil minds of NWO globalization government and with their deadly weapon HAARP about you can be clearly assured if you want [link] and on many other videos on this page [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Zakily :)
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figueline Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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honda-vfr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
it is amazing what you will find on the shore. i've been on the Gulf coast and found everything from fishing hardware, oil rig detritus, and worst of all, medical waste. nice shot!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Matt.

lol, the medical waste would be a deal breaker for me.
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
much respect for capturing such destruction so delicately and meaningful..outstanding work, dennis :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Addam :bow:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
most welcome :)
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lucia45 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This probably seems like an odd comment, but - this so well balanced and so good abstractly, kind of like a painting by Yves Tanguy, that it feels outside of (this particular) time. These things on the beach seem like a natural occurrence, created inevitably, and tragically by the hands of man, contributing our own mess to Nature's cycles of growth and destruction. It seems to me a very powerful and chilling image because the composition is so simple and so perfect.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
well I am more than flattered by your kinds words. I suppose they are a natural occurrence. it's generally what happens when man faces nature's extremes. thank you.
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
A true apocalyptic atmosphere indeed ! :omfg:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Renard.
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erene Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
A very fitting title to this wonderful capture!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Erene!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What is this place?
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
this is lake thunderbird... a water supply for my city.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
so you have a fresh and clear water for drink :D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
so to speak :laughing:

makes ya wonder.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:ahoy:
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gallindz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
wow Dennis, this is kinda scary looking. Cool shot!!


u r amazing!!! :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
aww you are sweet!

thank you Linda :)
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