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February 11, 2010
Powerline reflected by canoe

A high-tension power tower is reflecting in still water, on Columbia River downstream from The Dalles. Electrical power, drawn from wind and water, are prominent in the modern river landscape.

The February river is still relatively wind free, with plenty of opportunity for reflection. Taken downstream from The Dalles, where huge high-tension towers leapfrog the river on rocky islands.

The sun shone only briefly, the first time in weeks, but in places leaves along the bank are beginning to emerge. The Grass Widow flowers are also up, and will soon be blooming purple. Geese and other waterfowl float mid river in small flocks, noisily protesting my passage.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Mint permalink
    February 17, 2010 01:50

    Very good, very cool and great pics!!!

  2. March 6, 2010 20:35

    I think I was leaving comments for the wrong pictures! I love this photo–as you know, I’m partial to clouds…and this is lovely.

  3. April 10, 2010 21:43

    beautifully composed photo and the light is just perfect

  4. April 11, 2010 06:37

    This is beautiful!

  5. April 11, 2010 07:38

    Fantastic shot. I like the contrast of the old world (canoe) and the “modern” with the transmission tower. Nicely done and it says a lot.

    • April 11, 2010 07:58

      I appreciate all the nice comments. I love working with juxtapositions, two normal things can suddenly have meaning when you frame them together.

  6. April 11, 2010 22:32

    Fabulous..just love the reflections of those clouds (the brief discription) and your canoe-

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