Flowing water

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We had a very rainy beginning to 2017 but ironically, as the assignment was announced, a picture of flowing water, the temperatures dropped to -9 (-21 with wind chill) yesterday. Today it was a mild -15. I intended to go photograph the “ice sheets” drifting down the river,  I even picked out a location yesterday and marveled at the sight which I was going to take pictures of today. And then in the morning I discovered that the river had frozen (almost) solid. Lessons learnt – if you have an idea and the conditions are right, don’t wait for them to get even better, as they might go away altogether!

But I’m happy with this image as well, especially thanks to the lovely pair of ducks.

Forgotten

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When the farm was built, the river was probably the fastest and easiest connection route to the nearest city (Tartu). Nowadays, the place is nearly deserted. No-one wants to live in the middle of nowhere, no matter how beautiful the sights are.

P.s. Notice how people back then were clever enough to build their houses higher up, so that they wouldn’t be affected by flood waters?