The new marina development is just north of this estuary; its planned completion date of the new marina is long past. However, the hole they are trying to dredge keeps filling up with water that tips over the dredges. After two prior companies have failed; a US company was brought in to complete the dredging. This company decided to use dikes to contain the water in a smaller area while dredging took place in other areas. According to the Gringo Gazette (GG), the trucks are running night and day in an attempt to stay ahead of the water. The recent unseasonable rainfall hasnt helped much. Ill post a picture of the San Lucas River that forms this estuary. The GG says that prior to the marina development, this was a very dry area; however the dredging seems to opened up an underground water source. Although the jetties to protect the planned marina entrance have long been in place; it will be interesting to see what happens when the wall between the new marina and the Sea of Cortez is opened.
Up until the last minute, I was going to use the dredging photo as the primary photo. I'm still undecided; what do you think?
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izmirli (3864) 2007-02-06 17:42
merhaba dear patricia
beautiful nature and landscape.very good blue sky.best regards.
sothy81 (9538) 2007-02-06 17:59
Hi Patricia, this is lovely photo. Nice colors and great place. the cloud is also special. Well done. Sothy
gunbud (34066) 2007-02-06 19:16
Beautiful look at this sub tropical river linned with the tall grass leading to the beautiful mountains and stunning blue sky above. There is much we Americans take for granted such as these engineering problems so close to our borders.
singuanti (15250) 2007-02-06 22:22
Hi Pat. I think I like main post the most for it's simple but pleasing beauty. I like everything you did here. The only thing that might help is the addition of some people. Very nice one Pat!
DownUnder (1177) 2007-02-06 23:59
Beautiful place, it is good to know that the nature is fighting back.. tfs Pat
leo61 (0) 2007-02-07 0:47
Good shot of this nice landscape and great note.Good composition with the sandy road paralel to the water and the mountans in the distance.Brown,green and blue contrast very well.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-02-07 1:49
Nice landscape and the cloud in the sky is one of the intresrting point of the composition
Have a nice day
ALIRIZA (16419) 2007-02-07 3:34
Excellent landscape with cloudy blue sky. Good composition with the sandy road, too. I like the blue, brown and green colours tone a lot. Well done my friend...
Have a nice day...
nels (2619) 2007-02-07 4:17
hi pat,, i like this as the main posting you have captuired the landscape well , i can see why you were undecided about using the dredging picture it is another good picture with maybe a little more going on in it
Gerrit (43763) 2007-02-07 6:18
beautiful shot. The layering and colours are perfect.
The sky is a good finisher.
john_c (24662) 2007-02-07 10:12
You managed the lighting here very well and obtained good clarity of detail, which I always find difficult with grasses and trees - as there is in digital a delicate balance in landscape photography between oversharpening and oversoftening of these images. The WS photo is most interesting, but I am irritated by the telephone line. (Not to mention the industrial activity...) I prefer the way you have presented, with a fine explanatory note and the WS version to complement. The mountains here provide an excellent backdrop and further perspective. Well captured, Pat.
Davidwh (3662) 2007-02-07 10:15
I found it interesting to read about the development being carried out in this beautiful nature spot.I do hope the marina will be beneficial to it.I like all of the images you included and this one has especially good texture and colours.Your selection of images from mexico are very good....take care.
lisadang (504) 2007-02-07 23:58
Beautiful landscape, nice sky and colors.
sabyasachi1212 (19769) 2007-02-08 0:43
This is as good as a post card can get. Wonderful soft light, nice natural colours and a perfect setting. I prefer this one over the dredging photo.
With Greetings from India
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-08 13:23
Hi Pat - surprising amount of vegetation for Cabo, it almost looks like SoCal, I guess the available water mentioned in tyhe note is responsible for the greenery, I think this was the corect choice for a primary.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-02-08 16:00
This one I like best. Lovely landscape with mountauins on the horizon. Beautiful colours and place for relax :).
Angshu (52994) 2007-02-08 23:06
I think I'll go with your decision to post this. The one in the WS though good, lacks the pleasant beauty of this one. The road directly leads us into the frame, parallel to the waterway with mountains in the BG. A good nature post from you
robertosalguero (196) 2007-02-09 3:09
Such a nice area soon to be turned into a concrete park. Its sad sometimes when I think of the amount of natural spaces being developed to cater to the rich and powerful. The picture is very informative. It gives a sense of remoteness, though I see a church spire in the background. Nice work Pat.
xuaxo (6830) 2007-02-13 7:18
Bons dias Pat,
The primary post is very beautiful, with those colors and warm light.
The dikes picture is much better to show what's going on.
Perhaps I would do two separated posts.
The story of the dredging failure sounds like a dredging failure to built a tunnel for the subway train (metro) in Lisbon, right on the downtown river edge. Here they didn't call a US company; the Dutch are the European experts in that business.
feather (51128) 2007-03-07 10:58
I think you made absolutely the right choice to make this your main post. However the ones in the WS are good extras to give a full view of the circumstances. There's a very pleasant light on this scene that gives the colours a natural saturation. Nice work.
- Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) (21344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70 DSLR, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 1:3.5-4.5G, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Baja Sur
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-06 17:35