The Water Hole...(or, the hole in the water) by WildestArt

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This is an Relift system from a reservoir, and the water is kept at a certain level by a huge submerged pipe, gravity fed. Its a complicated undertaking here, it sits by a highway. To keep from flooding the highway it steps down to a lower canal. This HOLE happens when water is a couple inches higher than the pipe, and drains into the lower canal. Its not a whirlpool, it just goes straight down. …I’ve tried for 50 years to get this on film! The first time I saw this, I was 6 years old on my dads rice farm in S. Arkansas, USA. It scared me and fascinated me at the same time. I wandered too close to the edge, the bank caved in and I was IN the water being pulled toward this. The current is very strong, and the ‘Sucking Noise’ is loud and is beyond describing! I screamed. I had my feet braced on the pipe edge and holding onto a bush. The bush was losing. My dad jumped in and saved me. We BOTH had nightmares after that! The pipe is 3 feet wide, and would fit a person. I’ve seen it a couple times since, but had no camera. Yesterday I finally did!! (2-27-2013). I stood, again transfixed, and pohoto’d this, in a brisk freezing wind. But was shaking mostly from fear. I was again a frightened 6 yr old kid. And yes, I DID have nightmares last night. Taken on the Grand Prairie of E. Arkansas, with a SanyoVPC-E2100, straight from the camera.

I’ve had a camera in my hand since the old Swinger Camera days (remember those?). EVERYWHERE I go, my cameras go. My friends and family gave up trying to separate us a long time ago….But I’m relatively new to digital photography. I keep saying “Where have you been all my life…?” There are so many beautiful images on Red Bubble. I’m SO inspired!

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  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovalmost 2 years ago

    vert lovely image!

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Now I understand and know why you feel like you do about his occurrence. However it is to me a great image, something that hardly anyone will ever see. Very well presented also.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 2 years ago

    March 1, 2013

  • BaVincio
    BaVincioalmost 2 years ago

    very unique image. well done!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 2 years ago

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombalmost 2 years ago

    What a super GREAT shot

  • aussiebushstick
    aussiebushstickalmost 2 years ago

    Instant fave!!! Because it is a great shot of something I have never seen before. I appreciated your description also, AND your title is what caught my eye! Congrats with your features too. Well done. Robyn :)

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you to everyone who featured my Water Hole. I’ll never forget seeing this…..

  • ronholiday
    ronholidayalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome photo & what an experience! Really enjoying your galleries ~

  • melek0197
    melek0197almost 2 years ago

    well eerie!

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