If the Levee Breaks . . .

© Robert Brown

If the Levee Breaks . . .

Uploaded: December 29, 2003


Canon 20mm lens, ISO 400, f8@1/60, no filters. Desaturated and toned lightly in PS. I was out shooting and drove over a bridge to one of my favorite place to photograph, Svenson Island, and it was completely flooded. The levee had broken and the road to it was washing away. The field here is about 10 feet deep in water. The four houses on the island are all badly flooded.


Erland Pillegaard December 29, 2003

Wonderful pictures #83186

Ellen Peach level-classic December 29, 2003

Excellent shot, Robert, and great job with the tone! #310981

Kasia Elser December 29, 2003

Great shot! #310996

Murry Grigsby December 29, 2003

You sure mad a beautiful image of this sad situation, Robert! #311036

December 29, 2003

Very beautiful!!! #311067

Ann Texter December 29, 2003

Very beautiful photo! #311087

Robert Brown December 29, 2003

Erland, Ellen, Kasia, Murry, Sharon and Ann--thanks for all of your nice comments. I'm going to be posting more from the flood. Some people who live across from the island said a "flood" of small animals (mice, rabbits, rats, musk rats, nutria, etc) swarmed across the island's pastures toward the levee wall and over the bridge. Many didn't make it. #311096

Jill Battaglia January 15, 2004

Excellent! Congrats Robert! #332044

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 15, 2004

Congrats Robert - well deserved!! Taking any classes this term? #332116

Donna R. Moratelli January 15, 2004

Congratulations Robert on this wonderful piece of fine art. Good luck in future endeavors. I'll touch base with you occasionally. I wish you the best in the publishing field too! It was so nice getting to know you. #332138

Ann Texter January 15, 2004

Congratulations Robert! This is such a wonderful photograph! #332166

Hasmik Hatamian level-deluxe January 15, 2004

Congratulations Robert. This is one of my favorits. Well deserved. #333027

Jean Papo January 15, 2004

Congratulations, Robert! Well done! #333230

Evy Johansen level-classic January 15, 2004

Beautiful image, Robert! Many congratulations - Well derserved! #333382

Ellen Peach level-classic January 15, 2004

Congratulations, Robert! #333994

Cathy Barrows January 15, 2004

Congrats! sad story but a great shot #334377

Patricia A. Cale January 15, 2004

Sorry to hear about the flood, Bob, but it made a great shot! Congratulations! #334521

Patrick Campbell January 15, 2004

Congrats on your fine image making the finals, Bob. Hope to see you in person one of these days! #334625

Susie Peek-Swint January 16, 2004

Sad for the people in the floods but it sure made for a beautiful image -- well done and congrats on the finals!! #334935

Susana Matos February 01, 2004

wow, this is a favorite in my book!!! Congratulations,
Cheers from Portugal, Su #356422

Robert Brown February 04, 2004

Su, thanks for your comment! #361524

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