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Old Mar 27, 2010, 8:39 PM   #1
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Default Where did the rocks come from?

Croton Dam was once the largest dam in the world. Construction was completed in 1906. It's been a long time since anyone could say it was the largest dam in the world, although it's still in the top thirty.

But where did the rocks come from? Well they came from here, a now long abandoned rock quarry, filled with water - both a delightful place and a sinister place. Since the thirties over 40 people have drowned in this quarry.

It's been fenced off now for over twenty years, but when I was a kid I used to swim here every day in the Summer. Each rock which projected over the water was measured and numbered by we fanatical kids. The highest being the "32." And it's no wonder that so many drowned; I remember riding a bycycle off the "thirty" with another kid on my shoulders.

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Old Mar 28, 2010, 2:36 PM   #2
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No one wants to comment on these pictures?

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Old Mar 28, 2010, 5:24 PM   #3
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where's the dam? it looks like a flooded quarry to me... i can see why it'd be fun to "jump" off the edges, but i'm not sure i'd do it on a bicycle!
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I like #3 Chato, but you persisting challenging to HDR is getting boring. Can you forget it and just post nice picks? Please.
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 7:26 PM   #5
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I like #3 Chato, but you persisting challenging to HDR is getting boring. Can you forget it and just post nice picks? Please.
These were taken in 2001 if I recall with my D1x and Tamron 28-105 lens. I was hunting through my archives and came upon these shots.

I was just kidding about HDR, all one has to do is look at the EXIF data, and it kind of blows the "poll."

But I like these shots, taken on a flat overcast day. The Tamron, 2.8 throughout, is my favorite lens - And I was very lucky, Tamron had quality control problems and the quality varies from lens to lens, and mine is way up there.

I'm going to dig up a picture of the dam, but THAT means I have to go though my film shots, and then scan it in...

The dam is VERY impressive, must have a 100 or more pictures of it (somewhere).

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None of the 3 managed to grab my attention.
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