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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lock 8 dam gate

This is taken standing under the lock 8 dam on the Mohawk River.    During the summer, the spot I'm standing on would be under at least 15 feet of water, but in the winter time, the water is lower and solid!

This large chain is connected to a large axle that is connected to a very large motor that lifts the dam gates right off the river bed.  Every autumn the gates go up to let the ice pass, and every spring they come back down to impound the river and form a pool deep enough for barges to navigate.

Honestly, I didn't have anything else green to post for St Patrick's Day!

F Number11.0
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/50
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. How can I not like a blog written by a viola player? (my son is a viola player)

    This must be one of the most unusual St Patrick's Day posts in the blogging world. We have just driven home from a school concert through Edinburgh city centre (10 pm), and the streets are thronged with people wearing all sorts of green clothes, hats and faces, celebrating.

  2. Haha, thank you; it was something of a head scratcher to find green here this time of year. Perhaps next year I'll think ahead a little better...

  3. I think it was very creative use of green for St. Patty's Day.


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