Echo Park Revisited with Photos of Water Debris
Today I photographed Echo Park. I love the park, I started doing images of it when i was a student at Otis, and did lots of photos a few years ago.
I have not been to the park in a while, the lotus plants are not showing yet, planning on photographing them as they blossom, and will post images on this site throughout the summer.
The vintage photo on the homepage was taken in 1968, when the trees dipped down into the water. I'm fascinated with the reflected images of trees and clouds in the water.
The park seems European to me, like the parks the impressionists painted. It has a there there, no matter what the lighting or weather.
Here is my best image today of a family of geese....using my canon10D with an arco ball head on tripod (my usual setup) and a Canon EF 70-210 lens.
THESE IMAGES MAY NOT BE EASY TO VIEW
These are photos of the far eastern corner of the lake, where all the muk and debris collect....this is a tragedy.....to see this kind of pollution of the water in echo park....
a dead turtle.....and a stranded baby turtle.....far from the families of turtles sunning themselves along the bank of the lake.
There seems to be oil pollution of some kind, you can see the line of oil against the darker water......I hope my photos can bring attention to this and help find a solution to the problem.
I'm not a documentary photographer....but could not help photographing this....in hopes to improve it.
My son Dave, an emerging photographer, did some of these photos today, along with me.
posted by: rgbullock
on Thursday, May 11th 2006