River, Bridge, Rocks, Snow
If you’d like to see more photos of Santa Fe, New Mexico, feel free to look at my Santa Fe Photo Gallery.
The Santa Fe River, as it goes through the city of Santa Fe, is dry most of the year. A dam was built (I was going to write it was damned and indeed, I feel that it was ) in 1881 to provide water for the city and prevent flooding, and it only runs (and very weakly) during spring snow melt/runoff in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or during the summer, if we get really heavy and quick thunderstorms.
How I wish the river would run. For me, it would change the entire feel of this town and the way I feel also. That river is what brought the original inhabitants here, and today, it would be nice if we could have the river back.
Anyhow, so here’s the photo. I took this standing in the middle of the river bed. I just liked how the bridge intersected the image and then the large boulders going up the side.
Shot with my 105mm lens at f/11.
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