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Erie Canal Floodgates

The Erie Canal was an important part in the history of Upstate NY
and helped further development further west as it connects the
Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

These floodgates are found in Pittsford, NY, not far from my house.
The canal is closed for the winter and the water is much lower than
in summer to allow for inspection and repairs. Note that the water
has a skim coat of ice due to the recent cold weather
(we also have had little snow this year.)

Canon Powershot G11
1/160s f/8.0 at 8.1mm iso80 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Frank Brault13-Jan-2012 23:08
A fine photo with beautiful lines. V
Janet Donnelly11-Jan-2012 21:34
Of great historical significance ..... thanks for sharing this wonderful picture of the Erie Canal.
Guest 09-Jan-2012 17:42
Very beautiful shapes and reflections, great capture of the ice! Good job Brenda!
Astrid Taen08-Jan-2012 17:47
I like the shapes and patterns.
Stephanie08-Jan-2012 12:07
The icy reflections are lovely! How neat to live near these floodgates! :)
Sheila08-Jan-2012 10:05
Nice and sunny when you took this. I like the soft reflections in the icy water.
Mieke WA Minkjan08-Jan-2012 07:17
looks very inviting for some ice skating... a Dutch heart would beat rapidly seeing all this ice on the water
Cindi Smith08-Jan-2012 05:16
The ice doesn't look too thick. Love the gates...great patterns.
Laryl08-Jan-2012 04:35
good job .. lol @Janice, good thing they have arrows huh! ;)
Fred Gary08-Jan-2012 03:27
Like your composition, good job.
Guest 08-Jan-2012 02:35
Wonderful shot. V.
Bill Ewart Jr08-Jan-2012 01:43
I like the icy reflections!
Yvonne08-Jan-2012 00:39
A lovely image, so calming! Great to see such an icon, have only heard about the
Erie Canal in songs or crossword puzzles.
Janice Dunn07-Jan-2012 23:06
Are the arrows there to tell the water to "Go that way"?
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