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Uploaded: 04/11/05 11:49 AM GMT
City Swampland
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Before going any further I must warn you that the image quality is not my best. The original negative was destroyed from water damage, but that is a very long story. This image is for Bayoubooger the person who loves the swamp. Saturday I posted an image titled Carl and Old Tree. I thought that today I would turn around a show you what Carl was photographing, This may not be a a swamp as you know it but we, (Carl and I) discovered this place in the north/west portion of the Denver/Metro area. Now Colorado has the Rocky Mountains. The Great Sand Dunes, Vast Prairies and... A swamp? Not any more. Sadly, it was filled and homes now stand upon this place that was a sanctuary for birds and other creatures. So this is progress?


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04/11/05 12:07 AM GMT
This is beautiful.Like this places.Progress????.Well done,robert.
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Carpe diem....
04/11/05 12:43 AM GMT
another interesting b&w photograph.. it almost seems as if it was painted.. very nice Bob..

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And everytime I feel that my lifes a waste.. I just cant rid myself of your bitter taste.. - Me (Option21)
04/11/05 12:53 AM GMT
Good morning Robert
This image is very striking. The slight degradation in image quality does not detract in any way. There will be a day that the memories captured in images will encourage forward looking planners to return some of what has been lost back over to nature; but it will never be the same.
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Success is found by having the courage to let go of known shores.
04/11/05 1:03 PM GMT
good morn Mr CF and Annie, looks like a swamp to me... we don't get brown skies, but do get a lot of rain, tree with the birds almost looks like a cypress til you get to the bottom, thanks for the image...
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A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle
04/11/05 1:13 PM GMT
Nice shot... must have been a really lovely place...
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The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. --Robert Vallett
04/11/05 2:00 PM GMT
Carl did a good job. I like the inclusion of the roosting birds, they give the image a little extra life and interest. Your intro is a warning to all newbies to look after their original captures no matter what media was used. We possess little that is as precious as our memories.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
04/11/05 4:50 PM GMT
Joy and sadnessJoy that the photo still exists and you chose to share with us. Sadness because "progress" destroyed this beautiful swamp. Wonderful!! Into my favorites.
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04/11/05 5:54 PM GMT
Very lovely. I love the b&w!
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I'm walking on sunshine! AcrossTheWorld
04/11/05 8:30 PM GMT
Hello Robert...this is such an interesting photo! and yessss it looks like a swampy place..and I agree with the stump were different on the tree with the WOULD sure look like a cypress...gosh I miss those trees...the colour of your pic is so interesting...and I love the way you told the story about the picture..we have things like that here in Portland....its a shame they tear down beauty for "progress"....but at least some of us have good memories by the photos we take...thanx Robert...hugggg
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A picture is a poem without words.
04/11/05 9:49 PM GMT
Looks great to me Bob.There seems to be a touch of color in the sky which adds to this nice scene.
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04/12/05 2:47 AM GMT
Great shot just the same Bob, regardless of the damage. I think, in this case, you didn't the let water win. Glad you left out the back of Carl's head. ;)

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05/13/05 12:34 AM GMT
thats a beautiful photo..too bad about the damage but i love this one!
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07/01/05 4:14 AM GMT
The image may have sustained a little water damage but the beauty of it still shines through.
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07/11/05 12:41 AM GMT
Nice shot, Bob. The monochrome, sepia thing looks excellent, and it allows us to see the shapes of the trees better than we would otherwise.
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ж Regmar ж
09/26/05 2:20 PM GMT
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. Well Done. Sad to hear that it is no longer there.
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06/07/06 2:18 AM GMT
Now that's a nice looking swamp. I like the color tone you used-terrific lighting and water reflections. Nice foreground of grasses. Overall, a superbly exposed image. It's sad to hear it is no longer there. Thanks for this picture of the past...
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