Remnant, Cannon Springs, Florida. 2020.

Upwelling springwater flows towards the Cannon Springs run behind the remnant of a tree that once shaded this spot.

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Remnant, Cannon Springs, Florida. 2020.

Upwelling springwater flows towards the Ocklawaha River behind the remnant of a tree that once shaded this spot. Once a floodplain forest, these wetlands are currently maintained in permanent floodstage, limiting and obscuring any spring flow beneath several feet of dammed water and accumulated muck. The waters are rarely lowered behind the ageing and purposeless Rodman Dam. When they are, miles of lost springs and destroyed forests are revealed offering a promise of restoration afforded only for a brief while.

Learn more about how you can help free one of the United State’s 10 Most Endangered Rivers, the Ocklawaha River, here: Free the Ocklawaha

This image was composed from two sheets of Ilford Delta 100 4×5 film merged in Photoshop. Shot with a Calumet 4×5 monorail camera and scanned with an Epson v850. Ilex-Calumet 215mm Lens. Shot at Cannon Springs along the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway in Florida on February 11, 2020.

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