Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal

I always think of that old song as I pass over the Erie Canal on my way to work. Low Bridge, Everybody Down!

The office park where I work is adjacent to the canal. In this photo we are looking toward Buffalo, with Albany at our back. The canal is mostly used for pleasure boating now but back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s it is what made cities like Rochester, the metro area in which I live.

Soon the canal will be mostly drained for the winter. It will then be refilled in the spring as it has been for well over 100 years.

This day we have dark clouds and good sun, my favorite combination. The mirror-like reflection of the canal is the bonus!

1 comment:

  1. This one is just gorgeous! I know you didn't, but it looks like you combined one of you B&W phots with a color image. Such great contrast & beauty!