Good Rain Q1 2017

27 Jan 2017 03:43 #70768 by intrepid
This is the official thread for the first quarter of the Essense of the Dragon 2017 photo competition.

Theme: Good Rain

Criteria:
Anything that depicts the evidence of good rainfall in one way or the other like healthy or flooding rivers and waterfalls, marshy bogs, very wet/drippy terrain and vegetation. Try to keep the focus on the presence of water. Showing something like a green landscape without any water evident in the photo would be more along the theme of "Green" which we have had previously. General rules and criteria that govern the competition should also be noted.



Album for submissions: www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/good-rain-q1-2017.html (entries must be posted on this thread and in the gallery with a proper title and description)
Start date: 01 January 2017
Last submission date: 31 March 2017
Last voting date: 16 April 2017
Prize: Looking for sponsorship

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07 Feb 2017 09:18 #70843 by AdrianT
Ok let me kick this off.

Tranquility

The little stream in the Yellow Wood Forest at Injasuthi. No tripod was used. Just a rock and the built in timer.
4 seconds at f/22 ISO 100 EV -0.3 @ 18mm Nikon D7000 body


www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/good-rain-q1-2017/tranquility-1522.html

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15 Mar 2017 20:31 #71155 by intrepid
Just a reminder for more entries.

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15 Mar 2017 21:29 - 16 Mar 2017 11:06 #71157 by tiska
Sea the Water




There is a vast amount of water in the atmosphere - most of it invisible. We tend only to notice the tiny fraction that falls out as rain and gathers together in rivers and streams.

On days such as this, there is roughly 1.8x1011 litres of water in condensed form alone - even more as invisible water vapour above the sea of clouds - washing up against the Drakensberg escarpment. One hundred billion is a large number. It is roughly equal to the number of neurons in the brain or the number of stars in our galaxy or the number of observable galaxies in the universe. Some of the litres you can see in this photograph from Ifidi to the Mnweni cutback in January 2017 did fall out of the sky and collected in the rivers of Mnweni that others were having a hard time crossing. The good thing is that not all of it fell out.

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15 Mar 2017 21:51 #71158 by tiska
Gallery upload gives the following error message:
"Filename: IMG_4120.JPG
Upload complete...
Memory limit exceeded. No further processing of the image. Memory requirement:138 MByte (145169461) Serverlimit: 128MByte (134217728)
Rollback: Deletion of original image successful"

The file is just under 1mb.
Does anyone know what the grief is?

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21 Mar 2017 12:45 - 21 Mar 2017 12:47 #71179 by Sterkhorn
Christmas Drops

Taken in December 2014, where we were watching some heavy rain and a full river from the comfort of Lower Injesuthi Cave.
https://www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/good-rain-q1-2017/christmas-drops-1524.html

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Last Edit: 21 Mar 2017 12:47 by Sterkhorn.
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30 Mar 2017 03:13 #71206 by intrepid

tiska wrote: Gallery upload gives the following error message:
"Filename: IMG_4120.JPG
Upload complete...
Memory limit exceeded. No further processing of the image. Memory requirement:138 MByte (145169461) Serverlimit: 128MByte (134217728)
Rollback: Deletion of original image successful"

The file is just under 1mb.
Does anyone know what the grief is?


The error has to do with the virtual memory set by the code running on the server. It could be a once off issue, but if this happens more than on the odd occasion please let me know. I will have it bumped up a bit.

I've uploaded the image for you here:
www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/good-rain-q1-2017/sea-the-water-1526.html
If you email me your original image I can update the above with it.

Any more entries anyone?

www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/good-rain-q1-2017/sea-the-water-1526.html

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31 Mar 2017 14:47 #71217 by Macc
Protea's Tears


Sorry for the morbid name, but it sounded quite poetic.

Taken in the steady rain on the way up Mashai Pass. Although the proteas looked very cool, they were very annoying as the brushed past your leg and drenched you from the waist down.

www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/good-rain-q1-2017/protea-s-tears-1527.html

"The three rules of mountaineering: It’s always further, taller and harder than it looks."

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31 Mar 2017 19:50 - 31 Mar 2017 19:54 #71219 by Papa Dragon
Cave Cascades



This photo shows the amount of water over the top of Waterfall Cave, Ntonjelane valley.
Taken in February 2017

www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/good-rain-q1-2017/cave-cascades-1530.html

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04 Apr 2017 20:00 #71258 by intrepid
Entries are now closed. Last voting day is 16 April. Get those votes in!

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