Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Pine Barrens

The east end of Long Island is separated from the west by a large swath of land known as the pine barrens. This land was set aside so no development would ever take place on it. The thought was that being an island we needed to protect our ground water. The pine barrens serve as a filter, if you will, for our drinking water, keeping it pure. Sometimes I wonder why they don't build windmills on the land. I can't imagine that windmills would have a negative effect on the groundwater.
Called the pine barrens because the only trees are scrub pines, none of which are very tall. So, on a clear day you get a good long view of, well, nothing but pine trees and sky. Kinda boring.
My walk yesterday was through a portion of the pine barrens and this is where today's photo comes from. This was made with the Canon 5d mkII and processed with Photoshop.

 

3 comments:

A Life In Focus Photography said...

great detail here Steve!

S. Etole said...

sounds like a good place for a walk ...

Mrs. E said...

I'd like to walk there. Love your post in black and white!