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Ex-lakes



Nurse cedars/snags + high-water mark
Aldwell lakebed, December 2012

I’ve been coming here since they drained the lake, trying to get a handle on the project. It’s such a cumulative landscape, difficult to isolate what you are seeing in distinctly-portioned frames.  I usually end up wandering in the alluvial fan, taking a few images of miniature silt canyons that have no scale or distinction.

I went back with a 5″x12″ banquet format camera yesterday, which made it a little easier getting an overview. There’s a fugitive sense of the current (pun intended) with this wider view, as the flow lines add a sense of both duration and endurance, if not permanence outright.