Thursday, March 22, 2012

2012, Day 82 - Don't drink the water

This morning I awoke to find Portland covered in a blanket of snow.  We haven't had snow this late in winter for sixty years and yet this afternoon I came back from running some errands and while I was walking my dogs I started to feel a little warm.  To be fair it was only forty-six degrees but the humidity had risen a bit and the sun was out so it felt relatively warm.

After walking the dogs and running a couple early morning errands I drove up to Mount Tabor to capture the snow before it disappeared.  As you can see the trees have halos of green around their trunks but it was still a nice scene even if winter's grip wasn't absolute.  The subject of this photo is Reservoir 6, one of many on Mount Tabor that holds part of the city's drinking water.  Yes, you read that correctly, we have open water storage but the site is very carefully monitored.  Last year someone was caught throwing objects into one of the reservoirs and he was very quickly arrested and fined heavily because the reservoir had to be drained and cleaned.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
19mm, f11, masked layers of 1/2, 1, and 4 sec @ 100 ISO

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous viewpoint... some great lines and reflection below!!!