DUTCHIE NO LONGER QUEEN

By: joealaska , 9:04 AM GMT on January 15, 2012

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Weather is still an issue, just not critical.

That ice storm of last Tuesday is finally over, at least the effects. I now have a view, as the ice on my window has finally melted. The bad news is, the view of my Captains Bay window is TRUBBA. My dual pane window has become unsealed. Condensation has formed inside the dual panes. Never to leave. Like looking through wax paper. My landlord agrees, but it is winter in Dutch. Hopefully I will have a view for next Summer.

That ice storm was unique, even for here. I parked my vehicle in the WRONG direction. The windshield was covered in a quarter inch of ice PLATE. Clear and hard. It LAUGHED at my scraper. No effect. Needed a hammer. I sat in the car for an hour and used the phone, until it loosened up. Then I used the sharp tip of the scraper to pick at the ice. I was worried I would crack the window, but it was all OK. I cracked off most of it and drove to work. I removed the rest of it almost two days later.

Walking was treacherous, even on flat ground. Baby steps was the requirement. Still no guarantees.

My stairs had 4 inches of forward sloping ice the last couple days. The door in front is still blocked by a 6 inch slap of solid ice. But now it is melting.

The last day we have been around 40 degrees as the bananas come to bloom. Suddenly we go from ice to water and slush. I was paying 300 bucks an hour for snow removal the last few days, now it is a lake. My porch was deep in snow, covering my Smokey Joe (easy UK). Now it is almost bare.

I finally dragged out the CHOW PORCH a couple days ago. Just to get rid of the cobwebs. It was for a fat friendly cat that was more than happy to chow on stale kibble. Wonder if THAT is illegal?

Later that evening I walked out there and was surprised to see a nice healthy golden fox which was just as surprised. Gone in a few seconds, not interested in chow. The recent deep snow has shown signs of fox activity. Tracks in the morning snow.

The bad weather has even shut down DUTCHIE, Queen of The Temperat Tundra. Wind and rain, she screams for egress. Snow and ice, she finds refuge in the 56 gallon trash liner I have provided for her pleasure. To each her own. She just went out during the MELT for the first time in about two weeks.

Vacation seems to be in the distant past. I have come back to a few unique projects, stuff I am not used to. But MANAGER means TAKE CARE OF IT. Feeling the pressure pretty early in the season. It still has not really kicked in, probably in two weeks or so. Today our replenishment vessel was very late. Instead of 7AM Friday it was 9 PM. One good customer was waiting for their cargo, so we did our thing. The boat wanted their stuff ASAP. They were ready to leave. It took a lot of coordination with the freight company to get it all straight. I volunteered 2 guys to be in at 5 AM, to deliver it by 6AM.

I was up at 4am working the phones and arranging. Not a lot of sleep before then thinking about it.
Got home at 7 PM.. It was a sleet storm for the early guys. We got it done. That boat was still here at 6 PM, I guess we could have gotten a bit more sleep.


All those flat tires a couple months ago? We got a new set of tires for my vehicle. Today one of the new tires broke a steel belt.

I will email my buddy on Healy and ask what the latest is. The updates everyone has provided has helped me. I wanted to wait until they start off-loading fuel.

Baranof is at Magone dock getting repairs. I have talked with the boat, but the people I know are not there. Still no word on the accident and cause.

So I posted some photos with Shutterstock. They want 10 photos submitted so they can approve the photographer. It took a few hours in our HIGH SPEED DUTCH INTERNET to do so. There is a requirement that all photos must be posted within 21 days. So I really only had a limited supply of photos. And I jumped in, just to test the waters. The results of the photos submitted was NEGATIVE. I needed 7 out of 10 to move on.

Let’s see, out of 10 photos I had ZERO approved. I suck.

It was a lot of the snow photos of recent, as well as an eagle photo and others. They said my WHITE BALANCE was off. As well as other stuff. It made me realize I am just Joe Point and Shoot. And that was it. They are looking for commercial quality. I have submitted nothing re-touched. I guess that is the way to go, whenever I do that.

No big deal. I just do not feel there is enough time right now.

Moving on.

Watching Saturday Night Live. The host came on and I had no idea who he was. Took a half hour to learn he was the Harry Potter guy. Still do not know his name.

I am getting old.

TEBOW!!!??? WO BE (I)T. Maybe BRADY!

WE ALL LOVE FOOTBALL, so you gotta like San Francisco.

I am outta here...

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36. Rotty3
9:29 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
oh the radio conversation between Schettino and the Italian Coast Guard guy is... um... delicious. Italian at its best. I about fell out of my chair laughing when I heard the CG guy sarcastically ask Schettino if he wanted to go home b/c it was dark on the boat (more the way it was said - being part Italian and having spent plenty time in Italy, I could just visualize the gestures going along w/ that which probably made it so delicious to listen to.)
Schettino probably ain't laughing. Esp. if they bring back the ol' punishment of... gasp... keel hauling. Hope they use the next biggest boat (since the Costa Concordia was THE biggest under Italian flag).
In any case, ship abandonment carries a mandatory 12 year sentence in jail. He better carry some Boccaccio in there with him. And maybe some Dante... the bolgias await Signore Capitano!

Waiting for Dave's rain to hit here. Weird winter weather... almost 75F on weekend, tomorrow night freezing, weekend up to 82F again. Can someone give the weather gods some of that Scotch that UK is downing right now? Maybe that will right the weather again?
Oh yea, Joe, please leave the freezer door tightly shut.

Dotmom, yikes, glad you're okay. Hope no serious damage. I saw the Tornada Watch #1 for 2012 pop up.

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35. DHaupt
8:53 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
A tune has been running through my head ever since I thought of Captain Tuna. I've traced it down. I knew it was a song lyric that I'd heard in the far past. Here is the origin:

Johnny Horton
The lyrics for “Sink the Bismark” begin with:
In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun,
The Germans had the biggest ship,
They had the biggest guns.
The Bismarck was the fastest ship,
That ever sailed the seas,

Homer and Jethro
The lyrics for “We Didn’t Sink the Bismark” begin with:
Way back in nineteen-forty-two or maybe forty-three,
I sailed with Captain Tuna, the chicken of the sea.
We didn’t sink the Bismarck , no matter what they say,
For when we seen the German ships, we sailed the other way.

Here's the link to the story: We Didn't Sink the Bismark. There's also a link to the original songs on that site. They both date from 1960. My God, I was almost a kid then.
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34. DHaupt
7:19 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
I have just wakened my computer for the day and find that I've missed a lot. They don't call it "Wunderground" for no reason. I simply cannot fathom how they would manage to patch my avatar on to anyone else's account. There has to be some connection to Joe's blog. Maybe we are under surveillance by bungling government operatives, possibly Italians.

Speaking of which, brave Captain Schettino should henceforth be renamed Captain Tuna -- The Chicken of the Sea! I can hardly wait for the movie to come out to see who plays his role. Alas, Peter Sellers is no longer available.

After a dry six weeks, it looks like wet weather is finally on its way to us. It has certainly gotten suddenly cold. Even with bright sunshine , for now, it is staying in the 50s. Last night we got down to 25F which is very low for us. Starting tomorrow through Friday we are predicted to get rain (90% POP on Thursday). I haven't heard much about amounts yet. There's a lot of really brown grass in Livermore.
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33. dotmom
6:15 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Louisville: We have had some real weather pass through here this morning/afternoon. Tornado warnings/watches the whole nine yards. We went to the basement for about a half hour. Nothing in our neighborhood, but within 5 miles, lots of wind damage with trees going down, power lines down. Roads are closed. Sun is coming out and the TV shows the start of cleanup. I guess we dodged a bullet.

Ylee Did you send that stuff on to us? :)
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32. Ylee
3:48 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
UK, maybe your iphone was possesed by Steve Jobs' ghost.... :)
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31. insideuk
3:46 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Me & Haupty got it too!!!

I think it must be him thats got the dirty laugh...
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30. dotmom
3:42 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Shore: Even old Dotmom got it!
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29. shoreacres
3:34 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Rotty, of course I understood that. I was making a joke.
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28. Rotty3
3:27 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
shores: I believe this note was in reference to the cruise ship that ran aground in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy. 6 confirmed dead, 29 still missing. Captain in jail for abandoning ship, wrecking the luxury liner and manslaughter.
The cruise ship ran aground on a reef in a very sensitive area that's a whale, porpoise and dolphin marine sanctuary.
This morning, they're talking about one of the black boxes having been found and that it contains some confusing conversation about the captain saying he abandoned ship, then claiming he didn't.


And then there is the case of the Baranof in Dutch Harbor...
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27. shoreacres
2:57 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting MissNadia:
In any case, he shouldn't be that close to shore.



What? Who? I've looked all around and I don't see anyone but the cat...
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26. dotmom
2:49 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Inside:This might be one of those out of body experiences I hear tell about. Has your voice deepened?
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25. insideuk
1:47 PM GMT on January 17, 2012



This is my phone screenshot!

He is still there!!!


He's not on my microsoft computer screen - just my iphone, but his image is correctly within his own avatar, as well as ALL of mine!

I may need several strong drinks if this continues...





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24. MissNadia
12:54 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting insideuk:
For a few brief minutes just now, I had somehow got a photo of Haupty as my avatar across WU WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING TO ACHIEVE IT!!!!!

I have never been more confused about my identity.

I may have to lie down awhile...

I think a short walk outside in your P.J.s may be in order !!! LOL
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23. Dodabear
12:26 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting insideuk:
For a few brief minutes just now, I had somehow got a photo of Haupty as my avatar across WU WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING TO ACHIEVE IT!!!!!

I have never been more confused about my identity.

I may have to lie down awhile...


A couple of stiff shots of Scotch may be in order here.
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22. insideuk
11:15 AM GMT on January 17, 2012
For a few brief minutes just now, I had somehow got a photo of Haupty as my avatar across WU WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING TO ACHIEVE IT!!!!!

I have never been more confused about my identity.

I may have to lie down awhile...
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21. Arbie
5:58 AM GMT on January 17, 2012
Dotmom - OK, hair dryer for Joe, BAD idea LOL! Maybe he could buy a gas starter for his grill and use that (okay, I'm probably being silly - just throwing things out there).

I googled super ice scraper, and this is what autogeek.net has to offer Link to ice scraper on autogeek


There are more...
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20. MissNadia
12:42 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
Quoting DHaupt:
Dear MissNadia, no offense intended, but I will not take a cruise on a ship under your command. You might consider tweeting Capt. Schettino. I think he is looking for plausible defenses. "The rock wasn't on my charts" probably isn't going to cut it. :D
It just may be true Dave, I am sure the ship was using electronic charts and the company that transfered the seafloor contours from the paper nautical charts to the software in use ,may have made a mistake and omitted the rock.
In any case, he shouldn't be that close to shore.
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19. MissNadia
1:40 AM GMT on January 16, 2012
Quoting DHaupt:
Dear MissNadia, no offense intended, but I will not take a cruise on a ship under your command. You might consider tweeting Capt. Schettino. I think he is looking for plausible defenses. "The rock wasn't on my charts" probably isn't going to cut it. :D


Ha,Ha, .. no worries about going on a cruise with me Dave...I GET SEASICK !!!
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18. DHaupt
1:06 AM GMT on January 16, 2012
Dear MissNadia, no offense intended, but I will not take a cruise on a ship under your command. You might consider tweeting Capt. Schettino. I think he is looking for plausible defenses. "The rock wasn't on my charts" probably isn't going to cut it. :D
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17. MissNadia
11:09 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Afternoon All,
I would like to apologize for posting misleading information on Healy's distance from Nome over the last few days. I had taken the position of Nome from WU's weather page on Nome. It is incorrect. I went over to the FAA charts of the airport and retrieved the correct position. It is in agreement with Healey..... sorry again.
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16. dotmom
8:38 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
But Arbie - have you seen Joe's hair?
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15. palmettobug53
8:25 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Watching Saturday Night Live. The host came on and I had no idea who he was. Took a half hour to learn he was the Harry Potter guy. Still do not know his name.

I am getting old.


LOL

Join the club, Joe.

Those "Today's Birthdays" in our Daily Blab delivered thrown into our front yard just before daybreak? They go from the oldest to the youngest; maybe 6-8 names each day. Not too long ago it dawned on me that I'm lucky if I recognize anyone after the first one or two.

"Who the heck ARE these people, anyway?"

I'm thinking that the Harry Potter guy is probably Daniel Radcliffe (sp). If it is, there might just be some hope left for me!
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14. Arbie
8:21 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
shoreacres - I know you are sort of joking, but the coast guard pictures from Nome are from Flickr.com, if you didn't know. Always free, and lots of room for text! :) Actually, I know you already know about that because you have used Luis whats-his-name's (the Houston ship pilot who posts there) pics.

Dotmom - lots of guys use hairdryers, don't they? :) My sons tried mine a couple of years ago, but decided they didn't really care that much.
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13. dotmom
8:12 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
I love Joe's photos and appreciate the time he takes posting them so that people like me can appreciate Dutch Harbor at various times of the year. The heck with Shutterstock.

Ylee, JoeKY and I are doing pretty well, thank you. Trying to stay warm here in big Lou. We had a dusting of snow the last couple of days, but today it is above freezing, so it is going rather quickly.

Love hearing the travels of the Renda. God bless those people.

Hey, don't knock the hairdryer. It is an essential piece of equipment and not just for the hair. Just Friday, I was all dressed to go to an early mass; went out to the garage and guess what - the door wouldn't open - frozen shut. That put a halt to my idea of going to church and so I was waiting for the sun to come around to that part of the house. But, JoeKY to the rescue. He spent some time out there with the hair dryer and voila' - the door opened. Now he sprinkled some salt there, so any meltage doesn't freeze. We need to have the garage seal replaced. One more thing. But thank goodness for the hairdryer. Think Joe would like one for his workshop or would he be embarrassed?
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12. ladyhomer
5:15 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Yes a hairdryer works very well to melt ice on your windshield!!! Also windshield washer fluid for ice works very well also they do make some in a spray bottle especially for that purpose. Temps here are single digits for all week but we do have sunny skys while it is cold out the temp here is 6* out this am. not going to get much warmer. our boat harbor is froze in again. I too thinke your pics are very good --keep up the good work !!!!
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11. shoreacres
3:43 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Arbie - That photo is fabulous! Not such a good situation, but great pic. And look at all that room for text! ROFL
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10. shoreacres
3:42 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Re: the ShutterStock business...

I do use commercial images for my blog from time to time, when I need something that I couldn't even find to photograph within 300 miles.

I don't use ShutterStock because their prices are too high for me - they're not quite up there with Getty Images, but close. I use iStock, instead. Their photos are more varied, and they provide a nice balance of "arty" and natural.

Another factor with photos chosen for these sites is the possibility of adding text. I'm working on a new wordpress entry, and I'm using three photos of Louisiana bridges. Two are great, because I can add text to them - there's enough empty space. On the other, I had the very devil of a time finding a way for text to show up - had to really work to find both a color and placement.

So, "composition" has added meaning on a site where so many pics are being used for advertising, blog enhancement, and so on. You might want to at least take a look at iStock - and SmugMug, too. I think SunsetSailor sells her photos through SmugMug, and it certainly has a fine reputation.

InsideUK ~ Never count out the hairdryer! Back in the winter of 1990 (or '91), we had a heck of an ice storm in December. I was living aboard in a marina at the time, and had the good sense to turn the boat so that the companionway faced south, not north. By the time it was over, a friend on the next dock was completely iced into her boat. Hatches, everything, had about 2" of ice. She pulled out the hairdryer and went to work. By the time someone came along and finished chipping her out, she'd made pretty good progress. ;)
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9. Arbie
3:37 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Woohoo, Renda has arrived! I think somebody else already said that. Newspaper article I liked below.

Tanker carrying fuel nears iced-in Alaska town


This image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the Coast Guard Ice Breaker Healy breaking ice near the city of Nome Alaska Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/US Coast Guard, Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow)

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The ice that has cut off a remote Alaska town for months will connect it to the world again when crews build a path over it to carry fuel from a Russian tanker that was moored a half-mile from the town's harbor Sunday morning.

Workers were waiting for disturbed ice to freeze again so they could create some sort of roadway across the 2,100 feet from tanker to the harbor in Nome, upon which they'll rest a hose that will transfer 1.3 million gallons of fuel.

A storm prevented Nome's 3,500 residents from getting a fuel delivery by barge in November. Without the tanker delivery, supplies of diesel fuel, gasoline and home heating fuel Nome are expected to run out in March and April, well before a barge delivery again in late May or June.

The tanker began its journey from Russia in mid-December and has slowly made its way toward Nome, stalled by thick ice, strong ocean currents and one Alaska's snowiest winters in memory. It picked up diesel fuel in South Korea, then headed to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where it took on unleaded gasoline. Late Thursday, the vessels stopped offshore and began planning the transfer to Nome, more than 500 miles from Anchorage on Alaska's west coast.

A Coast Guard cutter cleared a path through hundreds of miles of Bering Sea ice for the tanker.

Now, residents await the journey's final leg, which comes with its own hurdles: In addition to waiting for the ice to freeze, crews must begin the transfer in daylight, a state mandate. But Nome has just five hours of daylight this time of year.

"It's kind of like a football game. We're on the 5- yard line and we just want to work into the goal line," said Sitnasuak Native Corp. board chairman Jason Evans, whose hometown is Nome. Sitnasuak provides fuel and other services to the region.

Despite the complicated logistics of delivering fuel by sea in winter, Sitnasuak opted for the extra delivery after determining that it would be much less costly and more practical than flying fuel to Nome.

A Coast Guard spokesman didn't know how long it will be before fuel flows as crews must wait 12 hours, or until about 5 a.m. local time Sunday (6 a.m. Pacific), to ensure that the disturbed ice has refrozen.

"We were able to successfully navigate that last bit of ice," Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said. "We were able to get it pretty much right on the money, in the position that the industry representatives wanted to start the fuel transfer process."

The crew of the 370-foot tanker Renda was working to ensure the safe transfer of the fuel through a segmented hose that will be laid on top of the ice to the harbor, located about 2,100 feet from the ship, Wadlow said in a telephone interview from Nome on Saturday night.

Once crews create a suitable path for the hose to rest on, its segments will have to be bolted together and inspected before the fuel can begin to flow.

Though the transfer must start during daylight, it can continue in darkness, Betty Schorr of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has said. It could be finished within 36 hours if everything goes smoothly, but it could take as long as five days, she said.

Earlier Saturday, Evans gave details of the transfer process.

Once the hose is laid down, he said personnel will walk its entire length every 30 minutes to check it for leaks. Each segment of hose will have its own spill containment area, and extra absorbent boom will be on hand in case of a spill.

Evans said he hopes the crew will begin unloading Sunday.

Evans, however, cautioned that delivering the fuel is only half the mission.

"The ships need to transition back through 300 miles of ice," he said. "I say we're not done until the ships are safely back at their home ports" in Seattle and Russia.
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8. Arbie
3:32 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Joe, I think you'd be surprised how little time it takes to process your photos a little. The software does it all. You can look at the little graph to see how whatever you are balancing balances, since it is hard to tell by just looking. I was forced to learn because all I have is my camara phone, and those photos just don't work in the real world without processing since they are designed to be viewed on a phone. A lot of times, all I need to do is press the auto correct, then tweak the exposure and contrast a little. If the auto correct doesn't manage to balance your colors correctly (it is not a perfect tool), then that is when you are in for a little more work. But, at least in my case, that is only the rare photo. With a "real" camara, the color is not usually a problem anyway. Then it is usually the exposure and contrast. Most point and shoot camaras seem to overexpose, so that may be why your whites are off.

I'm sure there are people that know a lot more about this than me. On the other hand, I'm another busy amateur looking for the quickest route with a good result. :)

You definitely don't suck, and I don't think it is the composition or content that is a problem.
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7. insideuk
2:22 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
“I sat in the car for an hour and used the phone, until it loosened up….”

That’s really quite clever.

You have a phone that melts ice?

Handy when you don’t have a hairdryer to hand I suppose. Why would YOU ever have a hairdryer anyway? That’s just silly.

When your hair needs drying fast you just light the grill - right, SMOKEY JOE?


Have you not got a pair of rubber ice grippers to fit over your shoes? The type that have little metal spikes that dig into the slippery surface and keep you upright? Doesn’t sound like you do. If you want to make a killer investment just let me know – one size fits all Bambi legged dancing on ice types.

Such as yourself.



Don’t be disheartened by your Shutterstock experience. They really are looking for something quite specific for commercial photography. Looking through their current popular choices in the parks/ outdoor/ nature categories you can see the VAST majority are really quite abstract and arty pieces. Lots of extreme close up work that creates a usable background or texture. It’s very illustrative stuff, quite surreal in its use of colours too – sky becomes a very bold and vivid shade of something not very likely against high white fluffy clouds. It’s all been farted around with (to use the correct technical term) and has an air of expensive glossy magazine feature about it.


It’s left field thinking in a purple sky world for people who adore alfalfa smoothies for breakfast.


A very close up shot of a single grain of rice on a white background is what SELLS in a commercial sense. It just isn’t what immediately comes to mind in a photography sense when you are presented with an amazing mountainous landscape outside your window.


As and when you can SEE outside your window that is….
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6. Rotty3
1:49 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Joe, I don't think you suck - your photos are great. However, keep in mind, they are a place that makes money by selling your pictures. So, they are more harsh in their critique than anyone else would.
Personally, I've seen so many HDR pictures on WU that are just flat out UGLY b/c people have messed w/ the color balance so much, they look unreal.
Perhaps that's what others like ... a virtual reality that's real looking but is very unreal? I like my reality to be more real, thank you very much. And turquoise (which is a color I love, btw) is NOT a large part of land based photography. So, that turns me off right there.

As for the weather, it's been crazy everywhere. We were supposed to be overnight at +1C for Friday and Saturday nights. Ummm... Sat morning? -5C. Sun morning? -2C. By Tuesday, 24C/10C and rain, Wednesday 14C/0C. Go figure!
Hope the ice storm was just that... a mere oops.

Thank you for the Healy/Renda update. Looking forward to hearing more on the Baranof. Thankfully it's not as bad as that lil' boat in the Adriatic Sea.

Hang in there, get some needed rest while you still can.
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5. Dodabear
1:40 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
I read that the shore ice is about 5' thick. That is a lot for any boat to handle.
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4. MissNadia
1:16 PM GMT on January 15, 2012

If anyone is interested in Healy's ice trip, go here: http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/search.phtml ...... enter CGC Healy ( or any ship you are interested in ) and hit search.

Nome is at N64 30 and W164 24
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3. MissNadia
1:09 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Morning,
From her last position report today, Healy is still about 15 mile West of Nome. She hasn't moved much in the past 24 hours...seems to be having a tough time with the shore ice !
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2. Ylee
11:28 AM GMT on January 15, 2012
Yup, I got busy while I was reading this post, and figured someone would pop in here, but I didn't think it'd be you, dotmom! You doing OK?

Joe, I think Shutterstock is showing a little bit of snobbery toward you. After all, all of those ACs gotta mean something, right?

You do not suck.
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1. dotmom
11:16 AM GMT on January 15, 2012
#1?

I feel for Joe in this cold weather. Is it better with the rain or the snow? Just know we are thinking of you and are hoping the sun pops out and brightens the day. xo
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