The Sluice Gates At Llwyn Onn Reservoir

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My choice of desktop wallpaper today continues this week’s theme about low water levels in the local reservoir. The water levels were low enough that we felt safe walking out along the reservoir wall to go and take a very close look at the sluice gates themselves. You can see just how close we got from this somewhat abstract shot.

By deliberately placing the focus on the front of one of the metal bars, and using a very shallow depth of field, I’ve made the whole thing look like it’s just a bit out of reach, which makes it a great image to have sat behind my desktop icons for the day.

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If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

One Comment

  1. Aled Treharne says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Hi Stu,

    Just to let you know, this isn’t a particularly dry year for us. The last few years have been very wet springs and summers, and as a result the Llwyn Onn reservoir has stayed high for much longer. The current level of water in the reservoir is actually at normal levels for this time of year, however it feels low to us who regularly see it because we’re so used to the higher levels of recent years.

    There is at least one other reservoir currently being drawn down on purpose so that maintenance work can be carried out on it.

    Cheers,
    Aled.

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