I've always been aware of the of the NYC reservoirs having grown up near them. This week while visiting upstate I took another look at them and can see how the effects of 9-11 reach into all parts of our lives.
Almost 100 years ago State Officials completed the Ashokan Reservoir and created one of the major NYC drinking water reservoirs. The reservoir was created and nine towns were moved or obliterated when the waters were ready to rush in. Nowadays the area is posted with many obvious signs warning of the perils for entering without a permit and the property being overseen by the State.
So figuring that I don't need a "use" permit to take a photo I thought I'd check it out and share and image of one part of the dam and viaduct which so many people who have been to the area know and enjoy. It's amazing to think that the water from 100 miles away travels by gravity feed to NYC to keep us all healthy.
In addition while enjoying the country I decided to pop a 680 second exposure of the starlit night sky which is so much nicer than the bland City sky. You can see some birch trees and what I believe is a cloud with the star trails as the earth turns.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 ISO 250 F/7.1 @ 1/420
Fujifilm X-Pro1 ISO 200 F/11 @ 680 secs
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