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LIMESTONE WELL, BITTERWATER ROAD previous next
LIMESTONE WELL, BITTERWATER ROAD, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

The first frames show evanescent cracks in fields near Parkfield, California immediately after the Parkfield Earthquake of September 28, 2004 see http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/
parkfield/index.php
. Then the images move to a handbuilt stone well/oasis in the Bitterwater drainage, which follows the San Andreas Fault through the Cholame region, south to Carrizo Plain.

I don't know why the water is bright-cerulean blue/green, it looks like cyanide or copper. Only the cattle and blackbirds use this site.  An associated film, which looks at the blackbirds in montage with another site near Hwy 101 where developers are building inside a wetland.  "Bitterwater Blackbyrd" (2006)
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DATE: 2004
96 x 8 inches
244 x 21 cm

Medium format filmstrip/chromogenic print