Fragile Waters

Seattle’s lower Duwamish River lies at the heart of the city’s downtown core and the bustling Port of Seattle harbor. It is the terminus of the Green River watershed which flows some 65 miles from the Howard Hanson Dam.
For decades we have managed to neglect and exploit this natural resource through industry, pollution and stormwater runoff. This section of the river was designated by the EPA as a Superfund site in 2001. Public and private restoration efforts have been undertaken in an effort to turn the tides of many years of abuse. Some industries like the Boeing Co. have started to step up to the plate to help offset their impacts. Maybe others in the region will follow suit. Hopefully it is not too late.

View of  the  East Waterway of the lower Duwamish River from  Harbor Island.
Copyright © 2010 Jay Taylor Photography.
(7) Bracketed images taken using the Canon 1D Mark III dslr set on manual mode (M) with  Voightlander  90/f3,5 lens, tripod. The exposures were taken at 90 mm,  f/11 ,  ISO 100 using Center-weighted averaging metering. Post processing done in Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, tone-mapping in Photomatix Pro .
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