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Our waste


I was walking around Mission Bay trying to find a good vantage point to take some sunset shots from; I noticed this pipe with two poles sticking above it from a distance which I thought was odd. When I got close to it the sign it said something along the lines of don’t touch the water or come in contact with it. It was a sewer pipe dumping our waste into the bay, I thought it would be interesting contrast with the beautiful sunset going on behind 🙂

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18 responses

  1. That is an interesting contrast. Beautiful shot though.

    June 4, 2012 at 4:23 am

  2. I think think this is a beautiful and arresting photograph. There are the textures of the beach debris and the footprints, the bright setting sun contrasting with the clouds, those weird vertical shapes on the headland (are they very tall palm trees?) and to top it off, the sewage outlet right smack bang in the middle.

    June 4, 2012 at 4:28 am

    • Yes the Palm trees were very tall across the Bay… Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment 🙂

      June 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

  3. It doesn’t make sense to me that in this day and age they would be pumping dangerous waste into the bay. Is this old? Have you investigated this? I’m curious. Great photo though. I love how the palm trees in the background echo the two signs over the pipe.

    June 4, 2012 at 5:04 am

    • There was something coming out of the pipe so I just assumed it was sewers, didn’t feel like touching it and finding out myself 🙂 I always hear from the locals not to swim in the bay, I think thats why

      June 4, 2012 at 10:34 am

  4. What a powerful image!

    June 4, 2012 at 5:34 am

  5. Glamorholic

    I love the sea and your pictures, but I do not have to say that everytime because you already know what I am thinking.

    Hugs,
    Diana.

    June 4, 2012 at 5:50 am

    • As always… thanks Diana 🙂

      June 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

  6. How sad. I’m sure all the clever people in the world can make other plans with the waste. But – really good shot. 🙂

    June 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

  7. Just plain surreal any way you look at it.

    June 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

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  9. Yikes this is a powerful photograph…Where our waste goes is something that one does not really think about that often.

    June 5, 2012 at 7:32 am

  10. Joe

    phenomenal bro!

    June 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

  11. Very interesting comparsion like the fight of the beautiful nature and the foolish people… The Nature will be the winner! 🙂

    June 6, 2012 at 1:44 am

    • I hope nature always wins 🙂

      June 6, 2012 at 7:18 am

  12. dianne

    powerful photo with the dumping of waste into this beautiful landscape..

    June 10, 2012 at 2:46 am

  13. Interesting contrast, but it is terrible and oldfashioned to dump such waste in a bay.

    June 10, 2012 at 8:52 am