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Might be time to build an ark

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to…well, I guess you could drink this if you really had to (apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge).  If you’re anywhere along the eastern US coast, you’ve been subjected to days and days of rain.  Well, all that rain, along with melting snow up north, is causing us some flooding problems down here in the Nutmeg State.  Just seems to be water everywhere it shouldn’t be.

But like yesterday, the water falling from the skies didn’t stop me from getting out and shooting a bit.  Actually, it all started on my way into work, when as I was crossing over the tracks on Route 87 in Franklin, I noticed the Susquetonscut Brook was more like raging rapids.  So I had to stop & get a couple shots.

A swollen Susquetonscut Brook rushes under the NECR main in Franklin
A swollen Susquetonscut Brook rushes under the NECR main in Franklin
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:30 07:27:51
Aperturef/4.5
Exposure Time 0.006 s (1/160)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO800
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A swollen Susquetonscut Brook rushes under the NECR main in Franklin
A swollen Susquetonscut Brook rushes under the NECR main in Franklin
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:30 07:27:56
Aperturef/4.5
Exposure Time 0.006 s (1/160)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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A swollen Susquetonscut Brook rushes under Route 87 in Franklin
A swollen Susquetonscut Brook rushes under Route 87 in Franklin
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:30 07:28:17
Aperturef/4.5
Exposure Time 0.013 s (1/80)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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As a comparison, here’s what the brook looks like normally (and at about the same time of year too)

NECR train 610 crosses a small river on it's way south out of Franklin
NECR train 610 crosses a small river on it's way south out of Franklin
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Now that’s a ton of water!

A little later on I was able to get out for a bit – but I missed P&W NR-2 – by the time I got around to getting out, they were already in East Lyme.  But NR-3 was in the picture.  So I headed up to Stoddard Cove to get a few broadside shots of them passing by in the pouring rain.  And while waiting, I got a few swan pictures – they didn’t seem to mind the rain much at all.

Don't think I'm gonna fit - a pair of swans contemplate ducking under the P&W bridge at Stoddard Cove
Don't think I'm gonna fit - a pair of swans contemplate ducking under the P&W bridge at Stoddard Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:30 09:35:18
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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A swan not bothered by the pouring rain in Stoddard Cove
A swan not bothered by the pouring rain in Stoddard Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:30 09:48:29
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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A swan not bothered by the pouring rain in Stoddard Cove
A swan not bothered by the pouring rain in Stoddard Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:30 09:51:22
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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A swan not bothered by the pouring rain in Stoddard Cove
A swan not bothered by the pouring rain in Stoddard Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:30 09:51:46
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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Providence & Worcester train NR-3 makes their appearance at a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-3 makes their appearance at a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:30 10:23:46
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)33.00 (33/1)
ISO800
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P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:30 10:23:51
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:30 10:23:58
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)24.00 (24/1)
ISO800
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P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:30 10:24:18
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
ISO800
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P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-3 rolls along a flooded Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:30 10:24:22
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO800
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Not a bad morning playing in the precipitation.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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