And Along The Way… February 1, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Politics and Society.
Tags: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens, dams, GE and polution, General Electric, Housatonic river, Lee, PCBs, scenic rivers, Stockbridge
…Another shot from that outing, a dam on the Housatonic river in West Lee (or is it East Stockbridge? No, it’s the former:)
The Hoosie (as many locals call it) is a hard working river, powering many mills with its many dams. Pity that GE dumped so many PCBs in it that it’s not fit for recreation along much of its length, and don’t even think about eating the fish.
In the Housatonic’s case, beauty is really only skin deep. Clean-ups are under way, but GE’s lawyers are making sure that it happens neither right, nor right now.
BTW, that shot’s from Ollie, who did me well that day. That’s decent depth of field for f/10, and my Canon 5D worked magic on the ISO 800 setting I used to freeze the water at 1/800 0f a second.
Thanks, guys. You complete me! 🙂