Just up to the shed (Flood of 2008)

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Comments (11)

eme jota on March 30, 2008

Are you afected by the overflood? :(

Ryan Calhoun on March 30, 2008

I was trapped a short while because the road was closed at both ends. There were some houses flooded closer to the river, and in some other cities, but none of the houses in this neighborhood are ever in danger. The flood was on the 20th, and is completely gone by now. :)

Rafael (Retrocool) on March 31, 2008

WOW that is amazing... it is amazing what mother gaia can do... i could never live in such areas and i am always surprise by people who are willing to stick it out...

Rafael (Retrocool) on March 31, 2008

BTW, great photo as well..

Der SIGGY on March 31, 2008

Oh my God! I only know such flood from our Garden... but at home? Poor Peoples!

Matthew Walters on March 31, 2008

Great shot, Ryan.

Ryan Calhoun on March 31, 2008

Thanks Rafael, Der Siggy, and Matthew. The earth always does as it wants.

Rafael, I don't think there's a "perfect" place on the planet. Either from nature or from people, there is something to be put up with no matter where we choose to live. Most people around here would rather deal with the cyclic and predictable nature of seasonal flooding than the far more dangerous threat of tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and hurricanes; or the more long-lasting effects of drought or northern blizzards; or the perpetual congestion of city life. The flooding has only been this high three times in the last three decades. To me, this seems a very small price to pay to live in a place free of so many other hardships.

Greetings, Ryan

Rafael (Retrocool) on April 1, 2008

This is very true, I guess it is just a matter of upbringing. I guess I am use to my city life and then look outside the city from time to time and appreciate where other people live as well and definitly could see possibly their reasons to live in their areas.


X. Paschen on April 1, 2008

What a great photo of a sad situation! The b/w works perfectly and underlines the contrast between the dark, muddy water and the white house. The reflections of the house and the tree are fantastic! May I ask you how you managed to get such colors? Did you transform the photo into a b/w one and add a third color?

Greetings, Xenia

Marilyn Whiteley on April 1, 2008

Previously I was so engrossed in the flood reporting that I failed to look at this photographically. It's a wonderful shot, Ryan.

Greetings, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on April 1, 2008

Thanks Xenia! What I did is take only the green channel, and adjust the hue and saturation to get a very pale green with a slight yellow tint.

And thanks also Marilyn. The flood was also a very neighborly experience. Just about the whole neighborhood came down at some point to see the flood, and I talked to lots of people I had never met before.

Greetings, Ryan

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 30, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/03/20 19:05:47
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -1.33 EV
    • No flash