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River Electric
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River Electric
River Electric
The oddly colored stone and water of the Uncompahgre River near Ouray, Colorado caught my attention and I knew I had to capture one of nature's unique sites. The funcky colors are the result of the ore rich soils, which initially brought mining to the area. While the surface soil looks pretty normal, the eroded rock on the river bed exposed the interesting colors. I scouted around until I found some Silver Lupine in their prime to add another splash of color. Canon 24mm T/S lens, f11, polarizing filter, Kodak 100GX.
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Roxanne M. Bubar
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    What a beautiful image you have captured. I love the unique colors in the water to the beautiful flowers along the side. Well done

9/1/2005 4:35:32 AM

 
Harry Lichtman
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member since: 7/23/2004
 

Thanks Roxanne - It was a very unique river. A rain storm had just passed through and provided some even lighting. I especially liked the way lupine leaves capture and hold rain drops on their leaves, so I wanted to try and capture that aspect if I could.

Harry

9/1/2005 4:40:40 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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member since: 10/8/2003
 

Beautiful capture Harry. If I had a stream near me I would not want it to be that color! But it is pretty in the picture.

9/1/2005 5:01:44 AM

 
Shawn E. Malone

member since: 8/22/2005
 

you are right, the color of the water is strange here. Comparable to how the tanic acid turns water a tea color in my part of the country.

9/1/2005 5:30:22 AM

 
Chris Macer

member since: 5/16/2005
 

Interesting colors in this one, Harry.

9/1/2005 6:01:01 AM

 
Doug Caldwell

member since: 8/31/2005
 

Very striking. Fascinating that the ores wouldn't have leached out over the eons. I guess there are times that one has to explain, "No, really! It's not mine tailings pollution!"

9/1/2005 12:45:23 PM

 
Harry Lichtman
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member since: 7/23/2004
 

I don't know - maybe it is! Not if you ask the mining companies.

HArry

9/2/2005 3:33:15 AM

 
Harry Lichtman
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member since: 7/23/2004
 

I don't know - maybe it is! Not if you ask the mining companies.

HArry

9/2/2005 3:33:17 AM

 
Harry Lichtman
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member since: 7/23/2004
 

I don't know - maybe it is! Not if you ask the mining companies.

HArry

9/2/2005 3:33:19 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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member since: 10/8/2003
 

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next
round Harry

10/21/2005 7:48:26 AM

 
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