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Color and Texture – Salt Ponds E12 & E13

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Last Sunday I headed out to ELER with the idea of taking some follow up color and texture shots of the shallow waters in the newly reconfigured Salt Pond E12 complex. On arriving I found these ponds largely dry with huge bags of pea gravel placed on several of the “bird islands” dotting the landscape. I then spent most of the afternoon shooting the new viewing platform construction project at the Oliver Salt Works ruins (see previous album).

Color and texture near the Oliver Salt Works site
 

The c. 1920 Oliver Salt Works ruins (top) and 2013 levee construction (middle) combine to provide interesting textures in this plan view.

At one point Claudia and I walked down to the E12 sub-divided ponds and while they were relatively dry there was interesting color in the flanking ditches. We also walked westward from the Oliver Salt site to the construction project building a new flow control structure at the west end of Salt Pond E13. Between these two side trips and photographs at the Oliver Salt site the afternoon produced a nice set of color and texture images. This post shares a few samples.

Color and texture near the Oliver Salt Works site Color and texture near the Oliver Salt Works site
 

The ditches flanking Salt Pond E12’s new dividing levees have taken on various colors (residual halophiles?).

Color and texture near the Oliver Salt Works site
Claudia and I appear as tiny figures approaching one of the intersections that divide Salt Pond E12 into small managed ponds.

Here is a set of images from the sessions that I have posted to Flickr:

 

 

 

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