Monday, March 7, 2011

light through lakewater






My daughter tested the lake pH and reports that it's 5. She triple checked and tells me the lake has a pH equivalent to black coffee - I'm not sure about that. There's lots living in it - I'm not very good at photographing micro invertebrates but if I were you'd see abundant copepods swimming in some of these shots. My child also tells me that the lake was originally meant for ice skating - did it ever freeze solid enough for that?

5 comments:

thenecromancer said...

Great study of light...Ethereal.

amarilla said...

A study, I like thinking about it that way. Thanks!

Matthew said...

Re: freezing: the 19th century was colder than it is now. Hell, the Hudson used to freeze over and wolves cross over into Manhattan. OK, maybe the wolves weren't in the 19th century.

R. Edebohls said...

I skated on Prospect Park Lake as a child (late 40's- early 50's). As I remember, the park workers would erect a "red ball" sign when the lake was frozen enough to skate on. I tripped on a branch frozen in the ice and hurt my knee badly. Otherwise, it was great fun!

hare said...

NY is warm for me.
Why it looks cold in Brooklyn?



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