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After the Rain

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 6 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The fall rains have finally arrived. Goodbye dust. Hello clear skies, great light and good shooting.

For all those non-aggie types, this is an irrigation system used to water the fertile fields in this area that has no rain six months of the year. Below the Salinas Valley lies one of the largest aquifers in North America. It is replenished by the fall and winter rains and snows in the nearby mountains. The water is pumped to the surface and spread through these devices.

Today the light was just right to capture this modern marvel.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/1000 second F/5.0 ISO 800 65 mm

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Marie from Isère, France

excellent composition !

6 Nov 2008 8:48am

Mariska from Stellenbosch, South Africa

love the composition and the contrast of lines!

6 Nov 2008 12:10pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic graphics John, and the textures are unbelievable!

6 Nov 2008 12:19pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Very interesting image. Excellent exposure and composition. (It never ceases to amaze me, the ideas we 'humans' keep coming up with.)

6 Nov 2008 12:53pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very beautiful. Wonderful composition. This is a really great shot John.

This is not an uncommon sight here in NJ either, especially in Southwestern NJ.

6 Nov 2008 1:56pm

Mário Silva from Lisbon, Portugal

Excelente composition, and the sky helps.

6 Nov 2008 1:57pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic composition and a great agriculture image...

6 Nov 2008 3:26pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I like the layers of lines - the furrows, the irrigation equipment, the mountains and the clouds. There's a great unity to this image.

6 Nov 2008 4:49pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great lines, light and composition!

7 Nov 2008 1:06am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Great light and line here - a powerful composition.

7 Nov 2008 4:12am

Canon EOS REBEL XT
1/1000 second
F/5.0
ISO 800
65 mm

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