Weekly Photo Challenge – Containers

This week we are challenged to share photos featuring containers. From the challenge post, “…we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things.” You can read the entire challenge post here. I submit for your containable excitement, a collection of water (and water going) containers.

In the lead photo, we see the Glen Canyon Dam containing a major portion of the Colorado River in Lake Powell. The dam began construction in the late 1950s and was completed in 1966. The dam regulates water flow on the Colorado River and generates electricity. The dam was controversial since its inception and discussion of its merits and problems continues to this day.

The photo above features a natural water storage container that holds water captured during the rainy season to be used in the dry season in Southern Arizona. In the White Tank Mountains, located just west of the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, centuries of erosion carved out depressions. These “tanks” would hold water for drinking and irrigation used by a group of Native Americans known as the Hohokam. The culture disappeared in the mid-1400s but their petroglyphs remain to tell their history in the White Tank Mountains and other southern Arizona locations.

I have also included a container of photos, known as a “gallery”. The photos in the gallery container feature images taken along the route of the Panama Canal. To view larger versions of the images, click on an image and scroll through the enlarged images.


John Steiner


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