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Eel River & South Fork

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 12 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Eel River is a major river system of the northern Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. Approximately 200 miles (320 km) long, it drains a rugged area in the California Coast Ranges between the Sacramento Valley and the ocean. For most of its course, the river flows northwest, parallel to the coast. The Eel River was given its name in 1850 by Josiah Gregg and his exploring party after they traded a frying pan to a group of Native Americans in exchange for a large number of eels.

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Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Voilà une jolie rivière qui serpente dans la forêt. belle composition !

12 Nov 2010 6:06am

@Laur: Merci beaucoup Laurence! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice shot. I feel like a cow-boy, riding my horse, and going to attack the train :-)

12 Nov 2010 6:11am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-))

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

The winding route of the river also reminds an eel... Well done and documented.

12 Nov 2010 7:41am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful landscape!

12 Nov 2010 7:46am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful point of view, love this landscape....

12 Nov 2010 8:11am

@Nazzareno: Thank you very much Nazzareno! ;-)

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Génial le point de vue, belle composition Eric
Bon week end

12 Nov 2010 8:31am

@Wolfen: Merci beaucoup Wolfen! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful landscape, love this picture, Good day. :-)

12 Nov 2010 8:48am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very nice view.. lovely composition.

12 Nov 2010 9:00am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

tulip from kerman, Iran

very nice!

12 Nov 2010 9:32am

@tulip: Thank you very much Tulip and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon..... ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice landscape

12 Nov 2010 10:02am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you Elena! ;-)

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice composition and place.

12 Nov 2010 10:45am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Beautiful colors on this landscape , Phil.

12 Nov 2010 10:49am

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good landscape Eric although I get a feeling that this is not the same Southfork as was inhabited by the Ewing family.

12 Nov 2010 11:43am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! No, that was in Texas not northern California..... ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb framing. The bridge fits so naturally into the landscape. And I love the turquoise colour of the water!

12 Nov 2010 12:06pm

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

beautiful landscape!!

12 Nov 2010 1:14pm

@Ioanaz: Thank you Ioanaz! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very pretty compo

12 Nov 2010 2:43pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

la couleur de la rivière est superbe et équilibre bien la dominance verts

12 Nov 2010 3:36pm

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love this place! The Eel is so beautiful....We spent a wonderful week here and saw river Otters, fish, and so many beautiful birds!

12 Nov 2010 3:43pm

@Tracy: Thank you very much Tracy! Yes, it is a very beautiful area to visit! Glad it brought back good memories! ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric
The general view is interesting and very impressive. Colors and details are clear and excellent expression. Thanks for the interesting information. I give you 5 stars ***** Thank you for comment yesterday. I am grateful for the fact that you show understanding for our customs. I wish every day for all people of the world peace and harmony. We wish you a nice weekend and all the best including your family.
Dear greetings Christel and Detlev

12 Nov 2010 5:10pm

@Christel: Thank you very much Christel! Have a great weekend! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition , very beautiful !

12 Nov 2010 5:25pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What a gorgeous area this is, but it surely looks very dry along the riverbed.
You can keep the eels. ;D

12 Nov 2010 7:55pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

LB Vision & DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Joli point de vue, j'aime bien la composition et ce beau vert ! peace !

12 Nov 2010 8:42pm

@LB Vision & DowsherVision: Merci beaucoup a vous deux! Bon we! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very fine capture

12 Nov 2010 8:43pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture

12 Nov 2010 9:32pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Great landscape shot

12 Nov 2010 9:46pm

@Larry Elkins: Thank you very much Larry! ;-)

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Didn't notice when we were there, that the bridge is pieced, different pilings and archs. Cool capture!

12 Nov 2010 9:47pm

@Georgie: Thank you very much G! ;-)

P. Morris from Toronto, N.Y.C., and Saskatoon Canada, Canada

Love the composition and the sheer perfection of this incredible landscape.
Just so beautiful.

12 Nov 2010 10:14pm

@P. Morris: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Anika from Iran

Green green blue green !!! :) it's really amazing landscape!

12 Nov 2010 11:24pm

@Anika: Thank you verymuch Anika! ;-)

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Wow what a beauty shot!

13 Nov 2010 12:55am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thank you very much Kristen! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yes I remember this bridge and tis view of the 1962 or 63, I think it was, the Eel river flooded and I think it took out part of or all of this bridge...great shot here my good buddy!!!

13 Nov 2010 2:02am

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot! Beautiful view...
love the composition and colours

13 Nov 2010 3:54am

@Sunder: Thank you very much Sunder! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

An inspiring place for making camp, catching eels (if you know how...I don't) , grill them....and remember the Indians....That river is so picturesque, I wonder what happens when it rains cats and dogs and the waters grow (?!)

13 Nov 2010 4:09am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! My guess is that you would have to hope for dry weather, learn how to catch eels and have enough to share when guests come to visit...... ;-)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful shot Eric ! Love the contrasting colors...esp the turquoise blue waters and the lush greenery in the background.

13 Nov 2010 4:32am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I love the perspective over this ravine and bridge. A great spot.

13 Nov 2010 5:04pm

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! Yes, a very lovely spot to view the surroundings.... ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Nice shot of this river and the bridge. I've never heard the history of this river before.
Thanks for filling us in.

13 Nov 2010 8:36pm

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! Yes it always helps to put the shot in perspective..... ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful landscape capture..and i like that story...very nice

15 Nov 2010 2:37am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you Marcel! I appreciate your visits and comments..... ;-)

1/250 second
ISO 100
97 mm (35mm equiv.)