Swamped

Posted on November 24th, 2010 by solocrow.
Categories: Generic Blatherings, Travel.

Things NOT related to work. (Well, not overtly, anyway). This was a much better way to be ass deep in alligators. :)


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Non-working weekend

Posted on May 25th, 2009 by solocrow.
Categories: Generic Blatherings, Images, Travel.

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Eventually last night’s sky and fire became inseparable to me.

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Red Sky at Morning…Red sky at Night

Posted on September 12th, 2008 by solocrow.
Categories: Generic Blatherings, Images, Travel.

Today’s dawn pictured above. Things are getting breezy as of this afternoon [pictured below], but nothing too crazy yet. The sky was sunny and clear for most of the morning, however things have started to cloud over now. Suprisingly, there’s been very little rain so far — I suspect that’ll change though. And soon. 😀

I’ll edit this entry when I’ve got some pictures of stuff really blowin’ around.

Friday 7:50pm edit: Ike has produced some glorious evening skies:

Saturday 8:30am edit: Finally the flickering power has settled enough for an entry. It seems we’re some of the lucky few to have it — over 2.5 million do not at the moment. Ike really got rolling here around 3am, and I attempted some long exposure shots in the dark, hoping to catch the whipping trees and rain. Between transformers blowing, flashes of lightning, and the sulphurous glow of the then-remaining streetlamps, the image is eerie.

The last of the eyewall eventually came sluggishly screaming past shortly after sunrise. One hundred mile per hour wind gusts made outdoor photography unwise, but I did risk a bit by pressing myself to a rattling upper storey window for a shot of the outside world. I would’ve tried for a more dramatic shot, since this one doesn’t really capture the awesome sideways-ness of the trees [being between gusts it seems], but an ominous cracking sound prompted me to rethink the merits of being downstairs. 😀

Saturday 10:26am edit — Well for me it’s a harsh loss, but it certainly pales in comparison to some — my laptop is apparently dead. :( For now, I’m left working on mom’s dinosaur of a machine. It’s not optimal, but it’ll do.

Saturday 10:05pm edit: Through determined fussing with the computer, and with an epiphany brought on by a rejuvenating catnap, I managed to bring the laptop back to life by ripping the battery out of the back of it and blistering it with a creative string of profanity. I highly recommend this procedure for all recalcitrant bits of technology. That being said, I’m awfully tired after some intensive post-Ike cleaning up. I didn’t have much time to snap new shots of the destruction, and even if I had, the atmosphere was so sodden I would’ve probably had to’ve resorted to blistering the camera with profanity to bring it back to life.

And now I’m off to sleep in the silence, which seems so strange.

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I like Ike

Posted on September 12th, 2008 by solocrow.
Categories: Generic Blatherings, Images, Travel.

So I decided to go poke Ike in the eye. Luckily enough, Mom lives in prime storm country. :)

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West Virginia edits

Posted on November 30th, 2007 by solocrow.
Categories: Generic Blatherings, Images, Travel.

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I know I’m beyond tardy in posting these, but better late than never, eh? These are a selection of photographs I took during the trip home from West Virginia. Yes, many of them are heavily photoshopped — some are not. Why? Because I found the originals to be exceptionally boring.

That, and it rained almost the entire time.

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