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Fell On Black Days by Corvidae65 Fell On Black Days by Corvidae65
...Just when everyday seemed to greet me with a smile
sunspots have faded
and now I'm doing time
Now I'm doing time...

Fell On Black Days by Soundgarden [link]

Hand-held, 4 shot panorama taken while waiting to unload near Wright Wyoming. I was very taken with the sunrays turning to seemingly black rays from the sun (shadows actually).

The Black Rays are over the largest open coal mine in the world--the Black Thunder Mine. If on'y they would let me in there with my camera for some pics of the Huh-yooge drag-lines and shovels they have! :plotting: Alas, they don't take kindly to (unapproved--meaning professional photographers meaning to cast the mine in the the best light) cameras around thier mine.

Anyway, I've not been shooting much. Just a few shots here and there and a few fun-filled minutes the other day chasing butterflies around the Grand Tetons :shrug: The title, inspired by the song, really kind of sums up my photography these days. I'm too busy to scratch my...left ear and when I do have some time I'd rather catch up on sleep than chase light.

I hope you're all enjoying your summer and not baking to well done or getting swept away with floods. It's those extremes this year and nothing else.

I dedicate this panorama to a good friend of mine, HarleeRider :iconharleerider: Glad you stood to remain my friend :manhug: Here's to better days ahead! :highfive:
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Goosemochin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
This is a beautiful shot of the area.
My son lives and works there, and let me tell you, there is NOTHING there. 

The mine is absolutely HUGE and even the employees are not allowed to photograph anything while there. They have the largest drag line in the world and call it Ursa Major. 
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Humbling, majestic, simplicity..
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:thanks: I like your impressions of this Dove :hrat:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow: :rose:
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...This is breathtaking.
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
THank you very much :thanks:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful sky ! :clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
THank you very much Helene :heart:
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JCapela Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very peaceful :meditate:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
VEry Zen, for sure :meditate:

Thanks Jose :thanks:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know how busy you are so I`m happy to hear you`re grabbing any chance you can to nail some beauties John...quite the sight you captured here,those rays are always so captivating :wow:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thanks Jonathan :thanks: not even getting a few minutes these days--nothing but work, work, work :phew: I happened to have a few hours on this day--the bad thing is the rays were the only thing worth pointing the camera at :lmao: Maybe another time :shrug: Thanks again brother :manhug:
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erene Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Wonderful panoramic shot!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you Erene :heart:
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
You are most welcome :)
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Beautiful!~
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
It was a very pretty morning. Thank you Sandra :rose:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
:iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconredroseplz: :iconinloveglomp-plz:wonderful dedication to Mr Lee:iconppangelplz::iconhertherapy:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you Linley :heart: :icon555plz:
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:iconaussie-blonde:
Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
with pleasure John:iconh-boogie:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Photographer
cool pana, john!!..love the song too:)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
:highfive: Thanks Doug
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Photographer
:highfive:
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frazzled-mage Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
wonderful shot, John. The shadow beams look almost solid enough to slide down. very cool
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you James :) Be an awful cool ride wouldn't it? Woohoo!
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing and beautiful shot!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you very much :thanks:
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great panorama John!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you Malcolm :)
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HarLeeRider Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
:wow: Wow John ... this is truly specatacular and I am touched that you would dedicate an image of this caliber to me!! :faint: Thank you so very much my friend and the thanks really goes to you for not deserting me when the times have been difficult lately ... really means a lot!! :nod: Take care and I'll talk to you soon ... PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!! :manhug: Lee :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I'm glad you like it, Lee :aww: It just seemed to go with the song and the song and image just seemed to fit with what you've been going through (and me too :D) I'd never desert you my friend :no: I may take forever returning comments but I'd never desert you :laughing: A friend gives a hand up ;)
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HarLeeRider Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Hi John!! :wave: Very much so my good friend!! :nod: :D I agree with you on all accounts and I really do appreciate your continued support and friendship with me ... it really means a lot!! :nod: :manhug:
Oh ...... that's the "norm" with me on commentary, so don't ever worry about that!! :giggle:
Take care and I'll talk to you soon!! :handshake: Lee :D
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
:thumbsup::nod: Great work!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you very much Andre :manhug:
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1001G Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
oh what a site! and ty for the favs john. Lee will love the dedication!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you edie :aww:
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
my pleasure john
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gallindz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
oh my!! gorgeous John. I could stare at this forever..... :awestruck:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you Linda :hug:

:whisper: don't stare too long, dear...it's not good for your eyes :giggle:
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gallindz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:giggle:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Love that song, great photo and dedication :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you Kris :ahoy: Gotta love some old school Soundgarden :headbang:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Aye :ahoy:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wonderful large view ! :love:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
As my good friend Jonathan :iconjonnygoodboy: says: Eveything is better in W-I-D-E-V-I-E-W! :nod:

Thank you very much Renard :thanks:
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
:tighthug:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen pics on TV of mines like that.. ....bah.. be well John
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Well, in their defense (and not because we do happen to haul for the Black Thunder Mine on occasion :innocent:) they do an excellent job of reclaimation. If you hadn't seen the topography before you wouldn't know it was ever mined. At least on the surface. What's going on under that fantastic reclaimation nobody knows and won't know for generations.

Thanks David and i wish you to be well also my friend :aww:
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