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    KATRINA Aftermath Pics

    I shot some pics of the mess Katrina made of areas outside of New Orleans, which Jefferson & St. Charles Parishes, where I used to and currently live.

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/cvbjr/katrinajefferson/

    Captions are included with some of the images for clarity.

    Not looking for a critique, but rather sharing a personal experience through images.

    Peace,

    Curtis

    The Evacuation (that's my wife's LGT on the left)




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    crazy man .. Sorry that it hit so close to home for you ... My apologies for any grief it caused you ... That was one amazing storm
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    Thanks for the kind words. We are very fortunate in our area; little more than downed trees and roof damage. My sister, on the other hand, lives on Belair Drive in Lakeview and her backyard is the 17th Street Canal levee, which broke and subsequently flooded New Orleans. A friend of theirs pulled up to one of her second floor bed room windows in a boat to enter the house last week. Naturally, they are devastated.

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    Sorry again Curtis. I really like this image, kinda gives a good feeling of what is going on.

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    Thanks again. Even though it's been over two weeks since the storm blew through it's still hard to believe. The media coverage concentrated on New Orleans and the more heavily populated areas of the surrounding suburbs for the first 7 - 10 days. There is so much more to the story.

    The stories that are just now beginning to be told are just as, if not more, devastating. The communities to the east of N.O. in St. Bernard, where the brunt of the actual storm surge and wind was felt is a near total-loss. These are less-affluent areas, fishing communities and the like. These people were told by their public officials yesterday that will likely not be allowed back into the area for as much as 6 months to a year. Imagine, everything you own is in total disarray, or gone, and you can't return to find that one little piece of your past life; a photo of a loved one that can't be replaced, a momento of your child's early years, whatever. It just sucks. I wish that I could take everyone in, but, of course, I can't.

    Again, I feel very blessed. Our home is sound. Our community is up & running and I know where all of my family is and the condition they are in. That's as good as it gets for us right now.

    Ben: Thanks. I also liked this image. It's simple, but says alot. It's not as apparent in the image, since I left it (the final crop) wide to encompass the serenity of the trees & evening shade, but these guys just looked beat, which you get a sense of from their posture. Also, there wasn't any time to compose the shot as I took while driving by in the left turn lane heading onto Hwy 306 which leads down the bayou to my nieghborhood. Gotta love active auto-focus.

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    Wow Curtis...really powerful photos. I'm really glad you and your family is safe.
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    Very good pics. I don't know why, but the evacuation highway pic really struck me.

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    Amazing pics Curtis. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Again, glad to hear that your home and family is safe.
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