Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flooding & Kayaks

I'm hoping we won't be needing these!



We have 2 of our 3 bridges going east out of Grand Forks closed now, because of the rising Red River; because of the blizzard and ice, the airport was closed today, and Amtrak is routing around the city. The interstate to the south is closed (I29) because of snow. . . and flooding in Fargo. West of us are more snow storms. . . . I'm just feeling a little claustrophobic here!

And we really ARE being reassured that we should be protected to 60 feet (the river is projected to rise to 52 feet.)

So. What do you think my next purchase (possibly for mother's day) should be? A fisheye, monitor calibration, or a lens that zooms to at least 200 mm?

14 comments:

Mandy said...

Lens, Lens, Lends! But you are a great mom so you should really have them all {wink}. I have been watching about all of this flooding. I really hope you guys are going to be ok.

Sharon said...

Great capture!

I hope you stay dry!

Lens! Go for the big guns!

Mom2Drew said...

I say the fisheye:)

That is a great perspective!

pat said...

I really think you should invest in an ark...can't believe the flooding out your way. I've been watching the news. Hope you won't need the kayaks, either. Hate to say that we had snow this morning...it's coming your way.

HLIP said...

Fisheye!

Maria said...

You are so funny - and you have your priorities straight. I like this shot.

Gypsy Girl said...

You have been on my mind all day. Hope all stays well for you. What a cool angle you shot this at. Uhhh mmmmm uhhhh lens no calabration no kayak just in case. No sorry I shouldnt joke around I was miserable last summer during our flood.

shirley said...

Gosh, I hope you guys will be OK. The kayaks are very colorful and I love the lines.
Lens.....I would consider the Fisheye, only because of the cool pics I see from Reds! But, if your needs are for zoom, you could try the 70-300mm VR lens - It really performs well in good light. If you want low light, then you may have to shell out the $ for the 70-200mm 2.8 VR.

Shannon said...

Lens!!! Love this picture, and ya, I'm with you . . . I'd feel so claustrophobic!!

Shanna Jones said...

Pretty boats! I'd go with the fisheye...it's way fun. :)

Reds said...

Fisheye, of course!! Love all the colors of the kayaks. And hoping that you won't need them!

Jeanne said...

Oh goodness, I surely hope you don't need those kayaks! I don't blame you for feeling claustrophobic. Will think good thoughts that the flooding isn't too bad.

Thanks so much for your email...and your encouraging words...I really appreciate it. Some of it is gobbledygook, but over time, if I keep at it, it will all make sense!

Dawn said...

I just saw on the news!! BE SAFE!!!! Hugs from Boston!!!

Amy said...

Awesome shot, love the lines! :)