52/2013 Week 49


52/2013 Week 49

Bit late with this one which is from last week. Due to the storm I was unable to post as we were without broadband and telephone for two to three days.

The outage made me realise how much I use the internet to research information for my photographs, to maintain my blog and keep in touch with other photographers via Facebook and Google+.

If it came to it I could probably do with out it, but could you?

8 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 49

  1. Patti Kuche December 10, 2013 / 03:11

    Wow Mike, that is one angry sea. Great shot! As for doing without the internet, as you say, if it came to it, probably yes!

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    • Mike Hardisty December 10, 2013 / 19:59

      Sure was angry, Patti. Last time it was like that was twenty years ago. Here’s hoping it’s another twenty at least before we see seas like that again

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  2. Photos With Finesse December 10, 2013 / 04:35

    ‘fraid not – my sanity would be sorely tested. I could handle it for a day or so, but so much of everything I do is tied to it!

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    • Mike Hardisty December 10, 2013 / 09:37

      Must admit, first day I was fine Susan, until I found out my neighbours were all working with a different telco. Being an ex telecom engineer I couldn’t work out why only our telco was out and for so long. We share same infrastructure as other telco suppliers and they should have put in alternative routing to get round the problem. That’s what was frustrating for me.

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  3. petspeopleandlife December 10, 2013 / 04:57

    The sea looks very angry and I’m sure that you kept a safe distance to get this capture. I remember you writing that the beach can give way while standing there and then you’d be gone in a flash- or at least that’s what I’m thinking.

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    • Mike Hardisty December 10, 2013 / 09:34

      For those photographs, Yvonne I was standing on concrete. Further up the coast I was going to stand on the sand dunes but thought better of it for the very reason you mentioned. But even concrete is not safe. It now looks like the force of the waves broke through a wall which caused the flooding.

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  4. sukiesoriginal December 10, 2013 / 05:25

    Ours was out of action for under a day, but I thought it was pretty bad/frustrating. How did we ever do without it! Grannies must have waited weeks for the latest pictures of grandbabies…

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    • Mike Hardisty December 10, 2013 / 09:31

      I know I was really frustrated because call the information we were getting from our telco was “we are aware of a problem”. Yet our neighbour who uses a different telco was perfectly ok. The big thing that was reall frustrating is the both use the same infrastructure, so why did one work and one didn’t .

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