low tide on the gowanus

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© Jeffrey Shay
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UploadedFebruary 26, 2008
TakenFebruary 13, 2005
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70
Exposure1/40 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length70 mm
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This is the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn at low tide. It was once a very active waterway that was very important to the city's commerce, but it was heavily polluted by industrial dumping and sewage. The canal is slowly getting cleaner and the aquatic life has come back. There is hope for this waterway, but there is a long way to go.

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  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (1 Mar 2008):

    Wow.........Very Powerful Image......You have my Vote

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2008):

    You captured the waterway in a dramatic sense, great job and I hope they do clean it up!!!

  • Jeff Buttel

    Jeff Buttel gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    I like the silvery metallicness of it all. The color compliments the theme

  • minkaTools

    minkaTools gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    terrific capture! this is an inviting image ... to explore its contents. cool.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    Great shot for this theme

  • Cass Nicole

    Cass Nicole gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    props. great

  • C Moran

    C Moran (Deleted) said (29 Oct 2009):

    Great tones and title.

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