toxic attraction

PhotographerRobin Riddle
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryTwin Waters, Australia
Photo Date08/11/2016
Technical Infoaerial photography at 4000ft
Entry Description

Aerial images taken at 4000 ft over central Florida's mining district. The images are of the content of tailing ponds which are a by-product of mining residue. These ponds usually contain a mixture of salts, suspended solids, and other dissolvable chemicals compounds such as acids, benzene, hydrocarbons residual bitumen, fine salts and water. I have attempted to present a view not normally seen by the general population and in doing so, hopefully, have them think about "what is the cost of our progress to our environment?"

About Photographer

I am a Commercial Photographer who lives and works on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia