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This session involved a hike along the north levee of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel out to the southern edge of what is now Phase II at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve. My idea for the day was to find the bush in Salt Pond E2C that I had photographed a decade earlier and photograph it again.

I found the bush and was able to get a nice comparison shot with my earlier “Bush Past Prime” photograph. The session also afforded views of the ExC Ponds near Alameda Creek, the flood control channel itself, and the adjacent hills.

I am taking these documentary photographs under a Special Use Permit from the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. Kite flying is prohibited over the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge without a Special Use Permit.

Tags:   E2C Dead Bush Pond SALT PONDS SBSPRP South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project salt pond Hayward California United States KAP kite aerial photography Hidden Ecologies Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge South San Francisco Bay Bay Trail Eden Landing Ecological Reserve ELER E1C E2C E3C Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel Coyote Hills Cal Hill Turk Island

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The Coquille River Lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon.

This lighthouse marks the Coquille River bar, where the river meets the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1896, it was abandoned in 1939 and replaced by an automated beacon on the south jetty.

When this lighthouse was in operation, Bandon was the busiest port between Portland and San Francisco. All that came to a halt in 1936 after a fire swept through Bandon, destroying the port and bankrupting the town.

This lantern room originally housed a Fourth Order Fresnel lens, the whereabouts of which are unknown, although word on the street says it's now at the bottom of the Coquille River.

I used a KITE to fly the camera.

Tags:   lantern room KAP kite aerial lighthouse Bandon Oregon USA

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Honey we have a visitor...

Tags:   Maarssen Angstel Stork CFFAA

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Tags:   Planet-Texel Abstract-digital-collage Abstracte-digitale-collage

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Bayfront Park is one few places accessible to the public that exhibits the more exuberant salt pond colors. While the ponds to the south of the park have been out of salt production for years there is sufficient residual salt to allow standing water to support the high salinity halophiles. This makes this former garbage dump and its surrounding ponds a fun place to photograph. We should enjoy it while we can as Phase II of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project will be returning the large R4 pond to tidal flow and thus a transition to more muted colors.

Having photographed this area in August 2014 I returned in September 2014 for another session that worked the southern edge of Bayfront Park with a small excursion along the levees separating Salt Pond R4 from R3 and R5. This session was interesting for the low clouds that swept the salt flats with shadows. I have been asked recently to photograph the area again. It will be interesting to see how it stands in the current day.

I am taking these documentary photographs under a Special Use Permit from the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.

Tags:   Menlo Park California United States KAP kite aerial photography Hidden Ecologies Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge salt ponds South San Francisco Bay Bay Trail levee Bayfront Park Menlo Park R3 R4 R5 Ravenswood SBSPRP


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