John & Anne Wiley

2012/06/12

Dam Good

It’s good to fly. Always relaxing and refreshing. There’s always something new to see too. Even if you’ve seen it before. Even if you’ve seen it from the air before. Especially if you take pix.

1936 Juncal Dam

1936 Juncal Dam

It’s not just this “new” angle on Juncal Dam, but the exposure setting I chose that gives it this magical floating quality. Jameson Lake completely disappears, making the dam a barrier against oblivion. Even this more “normal” pic has a charm for me, somehow evoking the witch’s castle in Wizard of Oz.

1934 Witch Dam

1934 Witch Dam

It also makes a visually tasty “damwitch” slice between pieces of water and greenery. But for a more complete return to normal, here’s the whole lake for context. Including the other two types of concrete work that impound the reservoir, one scalloped and the other a low gentle curve.

1937 Jameson Lake

1937 Jameson Lake

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