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Slice of Liquid Life
Photograph by Adriel Heisey

The Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct carries part of Arizona’s share of Colorado River water to the growing populations of Phoenix and Tucson. Along the way about five percent of its water is lost to evaporation.



Camera: Pentax 67
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100 RDP II (push-processed two stops)
Lens: 135mm
Speed and F Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Scattered cirrus clouds
Time of Day: Early morning, mid-July
Lighting Techniques: No filters

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR COMMENTS:
Ultralight airplane, Kenyon gyrostabilizer. For this shot, I waited until some cirrus clouds drifted across the sun so I could shoot straight toward it without getting flare in my lens. While the desert is bathed in shadow, the water in the canal reflects the brilliant sky. The glow of full sunlight in the air can be seen in the distance around the mountains.


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