This photo shows a portion of approximately 9.25 miles (15 kilometers) of water passing through and old conveyance system. This human made tunnel (pipeline) of wood, was constructed between 1911 and 1957 - partly a Hydroelectric Project and partly for crop irrigation, and flood control projects. It winds onwards for miles beyond this photo. As I walk along its edge I see water dripping, flowing and shooting straight up, dripping through warn holes in the wood. It is a 60 year old wood-made water conduit ... weakened by time and continuous use. At any point, with the right pressure or breakage, water could be massively released -- and a mass flood would ensue.
Quite a feet of engineering to construct and maintain along the Umpqua River.
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subhendu_bagchi (25495) 2013-08-21 1:56
beauty in simplicity. The view is nice with the rustic path which acted as a nice leading lines. Great composition with a very good colour tone. Tfs.
williewhistler (13503) 2013-08-21 4:04
Hello David,with the very unusual curving pipeline and track converging nicely in the distance you have given the shot a nice depth with very good clarity.
From your note it would seem that the pipe line must have been extremely well constructed to last this long.
Nice photo,nice note.
Kind regards Les.
Kugart (1778) 2013-08-21 6:56
Lovely clear shot of this old wooden pipeline. Good POV using the path and the curve of the pipeline to give good depth to the photograph . Wonder what prompted them to construct this from wood. Would it be the readily available source of timber in the area?
photoray (11351) 2013-08-21 12:02
Good positioning to display the redwood aqueduct snaking along, and very impressive in size.
Perhaps the same wood tunnel I visited when hiking to Tokatee Falls?
Nicely composed and created,
bukitgolfb301 (35182) 2013-08-21 18:17
Hi dear David
Well considered framework image as usual. This attractive big and wide Pipes is so nicely presnetned with great impact. Nice panfocus appraoch.
Thanks for you sharing and giving sincere message to me. I hope that you can come to Japan again, Takero
annjackman (18933) 2013-08-21 23:28
This is a fascinating structure worming its way through the forest, and interesting that it is still used today despite the leakage. I like the way that you anchored it in the corner of the picture giving a diagonal composition and a sense of it winding into the distance. Beautifully sharp and well expsoed image.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: David Reed Thomas (drt100) (2053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-16
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus 14 - 42 mm Digital
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dams and reservoirs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-21 0:48