April 18, 2010 - created by wind


April 18, 2010
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The dam containing toxic waste material from the gold mine in North Western Romania burst and released 100,000 cubic meters of waste water, heavily contaminated with heavy metal, into the Abrudel River and Aries tributaries of the river Mures.Reports from the area indicate that there has been extensive damage to the river ecosystem and its fauna. (5 years and 2583 days ago)

avatar cocor
cocor says:

Great subject but I think you should have focussed more on the yellow water of the river than on a general view to have a more emotional (& journalistic) impact.

author says:

Ok, Cocor...Thanks!

author says:

You have the yellow water now! ha ha...

avatar carousel
carousel says:

Wow, this is really a news. Unfortunately not a good one. Great photo.

avatar mperri
mperri says:

Great approach!

avatar k5683
k5683 says:

I like it better now that you focused on the water.

avatar cocor
cocor says:

WOW! A freightening view!

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

water is just to colorful, IMO

avatar kakarot
kakarot says:

omg ! great

author says:

The orange color is real....(the water was like this: red and orange ) Sunday , last week , the river was contaminated with heavy metals. You can see press release and photo here: http://observator.antena1.ro/fiiobservator/material/POLUARE-PE-ARIES_1803.html

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thank you, so glad I saw your latest comment before I voted. An amazingly beautiful photo of something really ugly.

author says:

Thank you

avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

wow.

avatar Karol
Karol says:

that's headline!great entry

avatar locksmagic

I love the contrast between the blue sky and the orange water, it's too bad this is such a tragic scene. Absolutely stunning capture author!

avatar adeincyprus

Congrats on your 1st, well done...

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Congrats for your first place, Wind!

avatar wiseman
wiseman says:

was this HDR?

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