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Animas River Durango II

Animas River Durango II
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer °28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-16 2:21
Viewed: 1582
Points: 16
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From Wikipedia:

"The Animas River is a river in the western United States, a tributary of the San Juan River, part of the Colorado River System. The Spanish named the river "Rio de las Animas Perdidas", "River of the Lost Souls". It is also the last free-flowing river (un-diverted) in Colorado. The river's free-flowing status will soon end if water is permitted to be diverted from it for the so-called Animas-LaPlata Project. However, although taxpayers have spent $1 billion to dig a hole in the ground for this "project," no use for the water has ever been identified. The free-flowing river will be sacrificed even though there is no use for the water, therefore.

The Animas River rises high in San Juan Mountains of Colorado at the confluence of the West and North forks at the ghost town of Animas Forks and flows south past the ghost towns of Eureka and Howardsville. At Silverton, the river flows into the Animas Canyon. The Durango and Silverton Narrow gauge railroad follows the river through the canyon to Durango. From Durango the river flows south into New Mexico through the town of Aztec to its confluence with the San Juan River at Farmington.

The only major tributary of the Animas River is the Florida River which confluences just north of the Colorado - New Mexico border."

'Colorado' is Spanish for 'color red' & the central rock along the river bank sure fits this title.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-16 5:12]

HI Chris

You show the colours of this terrain as such a dry place, a place in deed of regular water, parched is a good term to use I reckon. You chose well with the bend in this river to take this, the far slopes at least show some vegetation. The name of 'Lost Souls' conjures up a mindful of folklore and mystery.

stv ;o))

Bom dia Chris,
For those who lived in childhood the time of cowboy and farwest films this photo has special sentimental resonances.
The photo you present illustrates well these feelings.
Excellent image.

The reality of lack of water sources for the exploding population in the western U.S. will continue to be a problem for the future generation. I like the capture of this river at the beginning of winter when the trees and grass turns brown. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Hello Chris, I am so pleased that I opened this, it is so much better full screen!
The composition works really well using the river to take us into the scene.It is the colours that I really like! Very good DoF.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Ciao Chris, great view of lovely river, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ola Chris
Good compoistion with beautiful details. The river run is very well placed . good sharpness and I like the warm soft tones you achieve
um abrašo

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-01-16 19:32]

Hi Chris,
A lovely scene, may be a bit of saturation and some play with contrast and brightness would have made this one a bit more colourful.

Hi Chris,

Yhe length of the river is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the river and of the mountain. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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