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RMW

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Dying, But Lovely
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:04:26 am »

Hello All.
From the Southern Marsh of Louisiana where one acre vanishes each hour. An example I think of how a photograph may confuse or mis-represent it's subject. What appear to be 3 coves are actually 3 gaps in the marsh grass. As a photographer making a record of an ecosystem in trouble, I'm almost always dealing with the tension between what's actually going on and how it can look like thru a camera.
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Richard
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Otto Phocus

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Re: Dying, But Lovely
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 02:56:54 pm »

Why is one acre vanishing per hour?  Is this seasonal?
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I shoot with a Camera Obscura with an optical device attached that refracts and transmits light.

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Re: Dying, But Lovely
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 03:36:20 pm »

Hi Otto.
This has been going on for many decades. It's caused by 2 main problems: !#-the stopping of water bringing fresh mud and 2#- allowing salt water to intrude into interior ares that cannot tolerate high salinity.
These marshes south of New Orleans are it's most important protection from hurricane storm surges.
Richard
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