The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Photo #6

Rainwater Being Drained Out of the Lake
During Sewer Replacement

Besides rain water constantly trying to
fill the lake, there is runoff coming from all
the little creeks that run down the hills to the lake.
That means that there had
to be large pipes set up to enable
constant draining of the lake so that the
workers could continue to work.
You can see two of the workers in the middle
of the photo working on the rebuilding of the dam
that normally holds the water back so
that there is a lake. Far off in the distance
you can see what little of the lake is still there
during this enormous sewer project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego_Lake

1 comment:

Eric Alder said...

The twin waterfalls coming from those pipes look pretty cool!

(Too bad you couldn't get closer and take pics UNDERNEATH them!)

Also, I have to compliment the arrangement of elements here - which is something I rarely fuss over.

The water leads into the shot as do the railings on the left, and the treelines make a soft "V" effect. Very nice!