Paul Sorey's "Salmon Waves" was commissioned to reveal the complex and often invisible system at Seattle's Ballard Locks, known as the Fish Ladder. The Fish Ladder is designed to ensure safe passage for salmon. Spawning adult salmon use it to migrate upstream to rivers and creeks. The Smolt Slide, installed in the spillway during peak season, ensures that juvenile salmon can swim through the Locks and out to the ocean without becoming injured. The wave shapes (of which you're seeing the tips of two in this composition) evoke natural and fantastic forms such as sea shells, octopi, whale fins, and sea monsters. Construction details of the stainless steel forms reflect the nuts-and-bolts functionality and engineering precision of the Locks structure. Two of the waves house light-emitting diode units. At night, these light sources create a surprise for viewers - fleeting images of juvenile salmon swimming between the waves.
1/1600 sec at f/5.6 ISO 200Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 75mm
I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Remington Photographics' Photo of the Day for January 18, 2018!
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