Some Dramatic River Imagery from China and Alaska
June 21, 2010 § 4 Comments
Well… none of these are the creeks of Los Angeles… but, enjoy:
Chinese artist Yang Yi takes digitally manipulates photographs to create surreal haunting beautiful underwater photos of his hometown, which has been completely submerged by the Yangtze River waters impounded behind the Three Gorges Dam. In case you’re unfamiliar with that record-settingly notorious dam – the world’s largest hydropower project, it has displaced more than 1.2million people and submerged 13 cities, 140 towns and 1350 villages – all per the excellent non-profit group International Rivers. The compound arch bridge in the photo above reminds me of the historic North Broadway Bridge adjacent to Los Angeles State Historic Park (see the image atop their blog).
Shifting from China to Alaska, follow this link for “Alluvial Porn” – actually just a great long aerial image of the Yukon River and the Porcupine River.
(Corrected 23 June 2010 – Thanks to commenter skr!)