16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Drowned Gazebo

I was on-call to assess and mitigate for flooding at the hospital in Niles, Michigan when the St. Joseph River crested at 17.3 feet shortly after 1 a.m. on February 22, 2018. As dawn approached, artificial and natural light combined to produce this image of deceptively supernal calm across the extended flood plain.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 05.2018
Photo Location: Niles, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 5s
Copyright: © James Rockhill