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And he said, let the rivers run red....

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Went out with other targets in mind today, but couldn't pass up a couple of these shots of a creek near my place. This creek runs this color year 'round. Know why? I'll give you the answer at the end of the post.

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These were my intended photo ops today - small purple fringed orchids.

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And the answer. Living near the town of BABBITT (which is defined as a low grade iron ore), this creek is fed by springs which flow from some pretty intense ore pockets. The oxidized ore is red and the water is redistributing it.

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Not at all. All taken with a Canon 17-40 at f/18, Av priority. Shutters varied from about 3 seconds to 13. Had a circular polarizer on the red river shots. ISO 100.

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Thanks, I have been thinking about buying a wide angle lens for a while now so I can play around with some scenery shots. The canon 17-40 grabbed my attention because of the reviews it gets and price tag isn't bad. Its great to find out that it is the lens you are using for these shots. I still have my Rebel XT sitting around not being used and thought about putting it on there so I can carry both cameras around when I go.

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The canon 17-40 grabbed my attention because of the reviews it gets and price tag isn't bad.

The 17-40 was the first L-glass that I bought. I've never regretted it. It is my most versatile lens and probably use that one more than any other. Portraits, group shots, landscapes and even some great close-ups (wouldn't quite call them macros). You'd love the lens. Only downside is that at f/4, it's a bit slow inside, but with a little strobe work, I can live with it!

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