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Meanwhile, Back At Winters' Lakes... Langford, NY by artwhiz47

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Yes, it’s now winter at Winters’, but the artefacts remain. The first shot showed the wee cupola & its reflection, but now we see The Real & Unvarnished (I suspect there is some varnish involved, actually) truth. Not only is this longer shot taken to show the totem pole frame, it also includes a thoroughly frozen egret. I risked life & limb to get this shot; I was set upon by four large Pit Bulls when I pulled over to survey the scene – one of them was so frenzied that it literally headbutted the left rear fender of my car. I yelled at it/them, its owner yelled at it/them, & they eventually left me alone to take my pictures in peace.

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lake, winter, ice, ny, langford, totem poles

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  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonalmost 5 years ago

    You are a lucky girl, worth it, i think so Shelia :))

  • Thanks, Mark – what we do for our Art…. I love dogs, I have no particular prejudice against Pit Bulls (though I have had a couple of run-ins with them & generally treat them with great respect, or avoid them altogether), & I’m not really afraid of them, but these guys were WILD. Anyway, glad to be here, glad my car’s still with me, & glad you like the pic!!

    – artwhiz47

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    A fearless foray for photographic fineness! Grand capture, Sheila! I’m very fond of dogs, but I, too, tend to steer clear of pit bulls. I do believe they’re outlawed up here in liberal Ontariario. Could be wrong, though.

  • Thank you, Mike… Appreciate the accurate & apt alliteration. I think you’re right about restrictions on these dogs up there, & by the way, it’s Ontariariario. I think they get a bum rap at times, but I don’t want to put it to the test, personally.

    – artwhiz47

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoalmost 5 years ago

    No sign of nerves after the attack. Great shot, Sheila.

  • Thanks, Steve. I refuse to quake & tremble no matter what the stimulus….

    – artwhiz47

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 5 years ago

    Superb capture and I am so glad you didn’t get hurt by them Pitbull’s. Lucky escape hey!

  • I was as annoyed at the female owner as much as I was at the dogs. She was a large part of the dogs’ problem, I suspect. Thanks for your kind comment, Gary.

    – artwhiz47

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardineralmost 5 years ago

    A fearless foray for photographic fineness!
    Appreciate the accurate & apt alliteration.
    Jings Mike and you tae Sheila!
    The hypherbossity of baith yer eloquence is too laborious fur ma capacity.
    But the story an’ yer pictur is brammer.
    The Auld Yin.

  • Ha & ha, Auld Yin, dearheart. We just canna help ourselves, I guess. And I think I see a complimentary comment somewhere in YOUR hyperbossity, near the end there. Thanks! You hold your own just splendidly, truth told. Happy almost Burns’s Birthday. I need to run over to Canada to get some real haggis for the event.

    – artwhiz47

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Many thanks, Antanas. That was yesterday – today it’s raining!

    – artwhiz47

  • Thanks for the favorite, too!

    – artwhiz47

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot Sheila.

  • Thanks, Jason – the never-ending carnival that is Winters’ Lakes.

    – artwhiz47

  • mikebov
    mikebovalmost 5 years ago

    Sheila 1 Pitbulls 0

  • Thanks, Mike – hadn’t thought of it exactly in those terms, but hey; you’re right. Maybe it should be Mazda 1, Pitbulls 0…. It was the car that got the headbutt, but the dogs didn’t have time to get at biting the tires!

    – artwhiz47

  • watercolors1
    watercolors1almost 5 years ago

    What a great photo of the totem poles. They tell a good story (as you do too) and are colorful too. You and the Madza must have been more interesting to the pitbulls than the egret.

  • Well, the egret was made of plaster, presumably didn’t smell like anything, never moved, & was always there, so they were accustomed to its frozen presence! Thanks, Peg.

    – artwhiz47

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