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Don't let it ever be said that taking photographs is without its perils. I spoke about the City of Emeryville and the presence there of a world renowned biotech company named Chiron. They have a large complex of new and converted older buildings covering perhaps three city blocks. The newer buildings are quite dramatic in form and in the use of bold colors. I drove around the complex, stopping to take photos from different angles. Shortly after I took this photo of an open courtyard at the entrance of one building I wandered toward a very interesting metal sculpture next to a green lawn and nicely formed bench. I took a couple of images when I noticed three uniformed men approaching me rapidly on foot. Granted, there is some anxiety in this country about terrorism. I guess they were concerned about this casually dressed person wandering around their campus on a Sunday afternoon. I was told in no uncertain terms that this was private property and I was escorted, not unkindly, out of the area. No arrests were made, no tickets issued. What a relief.

This type of waterfall has become quite popular and can be found in different forms. Occasionally it will be a large wall, or as in this instance, a long shorter wall. Since there is little sound associated with the running water, it is possible to overlook the fact it is water rather than a piece of black marble.

The image required slight rotation in addition to sharpening and adjusting levels before cropping for upload.

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