Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This is the Lake Natoma Crossing, shot from the north side of the Rainbow Bridge. I like the way the bridge's lights reflect off the American River just as it becomes Lake Natoma. The Nimbus Dam (featured in previous posts) is responsible for creating this lake. Both the dam and its reservoir are significantly smaller than is upstream neighbors - Folsom Dam and the reservoir bearing the same name, Folsom Lake.
This shot was taken from the same spot, I just turned about 90 degrees to the left. The southern part of the much older Rainbow Bridge can be seen on the left side of the utility pole (as always, clicking on the image will make it way bigger). Up the road is the old part of Folsom. The Lake Natoma Crossing, completed in 1999, was built to help alleviate the traffic congestion on the almost 90 year-old, two-lane Rainbow Bridge. Both of these shots were taken using entirely manual settings, including the focus.