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Wicked Dark
10-15-2010, 09:19 AM
you get a new perspective on the venerable Merrimack River, driver of mills and hydro electric turbines. As little as 35 years ago a person would practically die from merely touching the water it was so polluted. Now though, after a massive clean up effort along its hundreds of miles, it is healthy enough to support a fishery. Here's the view upriver from the trestle -

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/PA121487/1046217044_eYKZC-L.jpg

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/PA121463/1046217387_oywKE-L.jpg

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/PA121484/1046222004_gM8JS-L.jpg

Those little rocky islands have always fascinated me. And I love how the sun lit up the near trees, but the horizon was still in shade on that last shot. Anyway...all done w/the E-30 and the ZD 12-60mm with the polarizer on.

Iguanasan
10-19-2010, 10:31 PM
These are very nice and I'm sorry we missed them. My favourite is the third of this set! Just lovely.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 08:42 AM
Thanks Igman. There are a lot of threads these days and I don't see them all either. I wonder how the watershed people found them...must be a google or RSS feed or something.

Iguanasan
10-20-2010, 08:58 AM
Is this the only place you posted them? If so, they were probably found via a Google image search. This site is indexed by Google.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 09:01 AM
No, they're on my hosting sites too.

Bambi
10-20-2010, 09:06 AM
nice shots WD. I also like the story of how the river was reclaimed. :)

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 09:19 AM
thanks girl. It is pretty amazing how clean it is now. People boat and swim in it even. When I was a kid it was a joke. And I misspoke, the whole river is probably 100 miles. It starts in NH and ends on the north shore in Mass.

JAS_Photo
10-20-2010, 12:45 PM
Cool stuff! I like the second one best, even with the wires and the bridge corner in it.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 04:48 PM
Thanks JAS. I normally try to exclude stuff like that, but I thought the bridge at least framed the trees on the island. And the wires...well, they're a bane, aren't they? I think there's a road over there that way, but I'm pretty sure it's not accessible by cars anymore. I really should go over and look. Maybe tomorrow.

Mad Aussie
10-20-2010, 04:57 PM
Beautiful looking river with all that autumn.

Wicked Dark
10-20-2010, 04:58 PM
Well, you've got strawberries in season, so they all have their perks. Thanks.

Hillbillygirl
10-24-2010, 02:48 PM
Very nice set WD. Love the composition of that last shot.

MoinMoin
10-24-2010, 03:05 PM
I like the third shot especially because of the sky giving the picture some depth effect.

Peter
10-24-2010, 08:32 PM
I forgot how beautiful the east cost is this time of year.