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Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs
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Copyright: Johannes Petrone (Peppe) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 45] (188)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-21
Categories: River
Camera: Kodak DX4330
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-27 15:04
Viewed: 6577
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Geologists estimate that there are more than 700 springs in the state of Florida, representing what may be the largest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth.

The first spring dwellers, native floridians, coexisted with the now extinct and mighty animals such as the mastodon, mammoth, ground sloth, giant beaver and giant armadillo.

Today, these springs are big tourist attractions and popular dive spots. This spring is located in Ocala Nation Park in central Florida.

Fresh water floods out of a cave 12 metres below the surface (the bluest part of the spring in the photo). There is a lot of marine wildlife here, including snakes and aligators.

Now this photo may not be the best but it was one of my first photos that I took with my dx4330, and I look back at this from time to time dreaming about the wonderful months I spent in Florida.
Usually these spots are packed with people swimming, however on this day there was a massive thunderstorm heading this way so the lifegaurds ordered everyone to leave the water. Which gave me a change to capture the spring without people swimming in it. :)

Thanks for your time. :)

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-03-27 16:56]

Cheers Johannes,

again a wonderful landscape you presented us!
The water is captured perfectly, composition is very good too. The shore line is a little bit rotated though, but not in a very remarkable angle. Like the framing as well, TFS!

Best regards,

Dear Johannes,
I do agree what you have mentioned in your notes. It is well known "Memories fade, photographs do not"; & these photos do remind you of good days you spent in Florida. TFS

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