Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Driving Through The Pine Barrens

Driving home today I realized I didn't have anything to post today. So I thought I'd make a photo of the pine barrens. I know I've mentioned this part of my journey in other blog posts. This is the water shed area for Long Island. Rain water is filtered through the hundreds of acres of undeveloped pine barrens and becomes our drinking water. This is the reason it stays undeveloped.
A few years ago, while taking Brian up to Potsdam for school, we passed the building of a wind farm in Clinton County New York. The windmills were build on farm lands. To me, they looked awesome.
I often wonder why they can't build windmills in the pine barrens. I can't believe it would effect the ground water.
I used the Canon G10 and processed it with Photoshop.


Mrs. E said...

And it looks like I am not the only one who takes pictures driving down the road!!! Great picture.

S. Etole said...

looks like a beautiful drive ... still enjoying the kitty shots, too

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice shot. It is hard to tell much about the trees since they are so dark. Since you use Photoshop there is one button to click that would have brought out the details in the trees, just enough, so people could related to the sides of the trees like they relate to the tops against the sky.

Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights.

Works wonders.

Lynne said...

Always interesting to learn about other places. It doesn't look that disimiliar to Sweden, the long straight road lined either side with pines