The new main distribution ditch proved photographically interesting for the machine marks on its recently worked clay bottom and the occasional accent provided by residual salt and halophiles.
With the arrival of fall the nesting season is over and I am allowed to photograph in the South Bay again. This year I received a request to photograph a construction project that is subdividing Salt Pond A12 into series of smaller managed ponds to serve as avian habitat. The ponds will be kept at different salinities.
This project occurs along the banks of Mt. Eden Slough, the “cradle of San Francisco’s salt industry” according to author John Sandoval. This section of former marsh is where the first small salt operations appeared in the 19th Century and here remain the most interesting of old salt works ruins, some so faint they are at the threshold of perception. The land is now going through yet another transformation as part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project and will see considerable change over the next few years. It should be fun to watch.
The set captures the construction project well underway as heavy machinery creates distribution ditches and flow control structures. Many photographs in this set are prosaic images documenting construction. But the session also found some interesting surface textures, particularly in the machine worked layers of clay that line the new ditches. The set also contains a few photographs of Mount Eden Creek Marsh, an area restored to tidal flow in 2008.
I am taking these documentary photographs under a Special Use Permit from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Kite flying is prohibited over the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve without a Special Use Permit, as is access to this part of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.
Posted by KAP Cris on 2013-10-28 00:49:46
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