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Several weeks ago, I posted a photo essay of landscape abstracts where I used camera motion as an artifact in creating rather impressionistic images. Well, I’m back at it again, and this time I focused on the Gualala River and its riparian corridor. Currently the Gualala River is a river somewhat under siege by various entities wishing to extract timber from the river’s floodplain. I’ve presented many images of the Gualala over the years in the hopes of focusing greater attention to its beauty and its plight. This river is not only the life’s blood of our community here at Sea Ranch (it’s our only source of drinking water), but countless threatened and endangered species also call it home.
These images were all taken in or around the Gualala River a couple of days ago, mostly near the “Hot Spot”. What I like about these more abstract images is that they seem to catch the essence of a subject; its color, texture, brightness, and to some extent its delicateness. I hope you enjoy these impressions, and I also hope you’ll think a little about the River as a giver of life, and its very delicate nature.
Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens