Side Channel at Great Falls
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|This is a side channel at Great Falls, Potomac, Maryland. The falls are not navigable, so a canal runs alongside the river (the C&O - i.e. Chesapeake and Ohio - canal). Various man-made efforts like you see exist, and I believe this was an attempt to provide a way for fish to reach the upper reaches of the river. Till recently, it was known for bass fishing, but a Chinese fish known as a snakehead was released by accident or to get rid of it in a river in the area, and this has spread to the Potomac, where it is apparantly crowding out the bass and other varieties by eating th fish fry.|
The Potomac in this area is very dangerous for swimming in due to the currents, rocks, and rapid passage of the river through the falls. See Rapids at Great Falls for a view of the actual falls.
This is a composite of two sequential shots - one exposed for the sky, and the other for the river, then merged by eliminating the foreground in one and the sky in the other. The contrast was too great for one image to manage. It was taken with my new Sigma 10-20 mm lens, and unfortunately I do not have a graded filter for its massive 77mm aperture!!
RAW, ISO 200
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good note good job
sometimes i don't know why this kind of picture don't have point
see you soon for other picture
( but just one point because it's a workshop picture)
- [2007-07-28 13:47]
Alan, I like composition a lot.
Very nice colors and pov.
Great clouds pattern.
rally great photo. Excellent sharpness, composition and ... everything,
thanks for sharing,