It is rare to be able to photograph a view of the spillway when the thinning of vegetation in winter combines with a rain heavy enough to send water over the rim. Also, the poison ivy needs to be in winter retreat so you can step just a few feet off the trail for a better angle. I didn’t, however, say that I actually did that.
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I take a lot of pictures at this spot, where the dammed up Radnor Lake flows over the spillway and returns to its prior life as Otter Creek. Fog changed the looks of things on this particular morning. There was no sound, no movement, just peacefulness.
This is a photojournalistic entry of the spillway on 1/11/11. I tweaked it a little with some filters to make it look more like it did in real life. 🙂
Algae patterns on the lake change shape almost hourly at this time of year. This photo of a shape that looks like a pond within the lake was taken just above the spillway. If any water were going over the spillway, the pond would be drained, but the lake is low from lack of rain.
It can hardly be seen, but this photo is a straight shot from Otter Creek Road to the spillway bridge across the lake, and even less visible, the ramp and old caretaker’s house to the left of the bridge. What a life it must have been to live there back when Radnor was a water supply station for the L&N RR. Only three miles from one of the busiest parts of the city, it seems isolated even today. Thanks again to the legions of people who kept this beautiful area from becoming another subdivision.
We were all En Plein Air yesterday, walkers, photographers and painters alike. It was fun to watch and chat a little with painters from the Chestnut Group, whose paintings benefit natural and historic sites.