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    rob marshall

    I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

    At the risk of sounding preachy again. This scene from my walk on Sunday around the water-falls seems in retrospect like a self-portrait. I am a log (ageing and covered in green slimey stuff) stranded in the turbulent waters of life. The safety of shore is not far, but is out of reach. At any moment the weak bonds that tie me to the small rock of stability will break, and I will be washed over the precipice.

    Cheerful stuff, eh? My wife thinks it looks like a Cadbury Flake HERE on some cotton wool.

    30 sec exposure with a 10 stop filter. Canon 5D, and 24-105mm, rubber boots, courage!... and stupidity.

    I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

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    Re: I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

    I think your wife is right...while your other moving water pics, i like, this one just doesn't do it for me...I think I might have been washed over the precipice.

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    Re: I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

    Rob, your wife sounds like a treasure. I imagine she does a great job of helping to keep you grounded, but if you should lose your moorings, there will be an army of fans waiting downstream with peaveys to help roll you back to shore.

    I like your image, but I am partial to green slimy stuff. In fact, I cultivate it.

    Cheers,
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    Re: I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

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    Rob, your wife sounds like a treasure.
    Yep. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think 'Thank the Lord, she's Welsh"

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    with peaveys to help roll you back to shore.

    I had to look that one up - never heard of it before. And they are still making them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Peavey

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    Re: I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

    Hmmm, Not sure I'd want to be peavey'd - it looks painful

    I can see the seed of an idea with the static log and the flowing water, but I agree, this doesn't qite work, perhaps there is too much else to look at; rocks (that don't roll), moss (not Kate), grass (probably weed), ok, I gonna stop now.

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    Re: I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

    oh oh - got me thinking of that whole flake in the ice cream story again! - so in deference to your lovely wife in the interests of self preservation - I will have to say heck no looks nothing like a flake - nope - nope definitely not

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    rob marshall

    Re: I am just a log in the turbulent waters of life

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    oh oh - got me thinking of that whole flake in the ice cream story again!
    I can assure you there were no rubber gloves involved in this shot. Just rubber boots (to keep dry)

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    - so in deference to your lovely wife in the ...
    She's been called other things in the past...

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