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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 10:53 PM

My Past Life; My Current Life



I have pulled a contrail across the sky, westbound into the setting sun flying a Boeing jet; and now I sit and watch it all in a wilderness fire lookout post. There is something poetic about that.

Pinyon Peak Fire Lookout
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
Salmon-Challis National Forest, Idaho

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Reply My Past Life; My Current Life (Original post)
DemoTex Jul 29 OP
Skittles Jul 29 #1
DemoTex Jul 29 #3
Skittles Jul 29 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 30 #11
Skittles Jul 30 #14
Chin music Jul 29 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 29 #4
Dem2theMax Jul 29 #5
Nevilledog Jul 29 #6
wysimdnwyg Jul 30 #17
calikid Jul 30 #22
greatauntoftriplets Jul 29 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 30 #9
mountain grammy Jul 30 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 30 #12
DemoTex Jul 30 #15
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 30 #18
lunatica Jul 30 #13
trof Jul 30 #16
grantcart Jul 30 #19
we can do it Jul 30 #20
Kali Jul 30 #21
Dem2theMax Jul 30 #23
jaxexpat Jul 31 #24

Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 10:59 PM

1. you seem to love the wide open skies

in the air and from the ground

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:03 PM

3. Yep, Skitt.

Don't fence me in!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:25 PM

7. I am.....fenced in WFH

I used to work pretty much alone at night in a room the size of NASA

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:27 AM

11. What's WFH?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 01:31 AM

14. working from home

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:04 PM

4. Beautiful photo!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:13 PM

5. Dare I say it?

To me, that is 'Ansel Adams quality' photography.

Simply stunning!

For those who wander in here, enlarge the photo and really look at it. Breathtaking.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:16 PM

6. You're right! Glorious.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:36 PM

17. With a light touch of Thoreau

One of my favorite things about DU are these posts from DemoTex.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:48 PM

22. That's a decent dare,

I followed Adams in the darkroom for many years, always loved his work. I get the same feeling when I see that Demo has posted as when I would see something of Adams'
Thank you DemoTex for all of your posts

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:35 PM

8. That's one of your best images. Ever.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:04 AM

9. That is stunning!

Do you ever sell your pictures? Have you thought about maybe making a calendar? I would absolutely buy your calendars.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:05 AM

10. Excellent!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:29 AM

12. Do you work for USDA Forest Service?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:28 AM

15. Yes .. USFS-FIRE.

I am a seasonal USFS employee (fire season).

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:39 PM

18. I worked for them for 15 mos. In DC

Great people! I know they can't talk. But would give anything to be around them and talk about trump.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:52 AM

13. That is a breathtaking photograph.

This is your lookout? It looks amazing. Very mysterious, like looking at a death scene. apocalyptic. What a perfect shot!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:30 PM

16. 'I've looked at life from both sides now...'

Great composition.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:49 PM

19. Looking forward to posts from Frank Church River, a poetic connection

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 05:19 PM

20. Your work makes me happy.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:00 PM

21. what a fantastic image!

really perfect for this year

2020 illustrated in one photo

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Response to Kali (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 11:55 PM

23. It really is perfect for this year.

When I first saw the photo, the words Buzz Aldrin used when he first stepped on the moon came to mind.

'Magnificent desolation.'

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 10:27 AM

24. PC got new desktop background.

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