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Quarry

There were several quarries on Singapore that were operational earlier but closed down over time. They have since been reclaimed by water bodies and vegetation. The presence of some minerals (I do not know what in particular) gives the water its colour.  

Quarry

There were several quarries on Singapore that were operational earlier but closed down over time. They have since been reclaimed by water bodies and vegetation. The presence of some minerals (I do not know what in particular) gives the water its colour.  

comments (29)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 19 Mar 2014, 02:38
Captured it beautifully, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Ray.
i really like this scene Ayush... and i loved swimming in abandoned quarries that were flooded... the water is always very clear....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Unfortunately this area is off bounds. I would assume that in a place not often frequented by a whole lot of people, swimmers (if in trouble) may not be heard and there are no medical facilities on this island. But I am with you on the appeal, Peter.
The water has a spectral quality to it.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for that input Michael, I had not thought of it in that sense but I can see what you mean.
What a beautiful place - I love the reflections you've caught! The blue-green color of our Havasupai falls in the Grand Canyon are because of Calcium Carbonate in the water- don't know if it would be similar in this part of the world.
Ayush Basu: This site reputedly supplied a lot of granite (locally called Jubin which has corrupted now to Ubin) and hence the name of this island, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 19 Mar 2014, 06:29
Copper perhaps?
Ayush Basu: No clue. Chris. This site reputedly supplied a lot of granite (locally called Jubin which has corrupted now to Ubin) and hence the name of this island.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Mar 2014, 06:38
Speaking of minerals, it actually looks like it could be a hot springs, Ayush. Now wouldn't that be nice!
Ayush Basu: Ah yes, Ginnie. After a go at the mountain biking trails, that would be most agreeable. Thank you for the visit and comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Mar 2014, 07:45
Great colours is it sea water or rain?
Ayush Basu: It is a large pond and has no connection to the sea water. I would suspect it could be a combination of minerals in the area and organic life in the water, Vintage
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 19 Mar 2014, 08:04
So man can help nature...just a little bit.
Ayush Basu: Very good point Chad. I suspect man helped only after this place was economically not that viable as before.
I once lived in a place that had old quarries where everyone swam in the summer. The water was this colour too but I never knew why.
Ayush Basu: I can see the appeal, unfortunately this area is fenced off, perhaps owing to fears that swimmers (if in trouble) may not get help in time.
beautiful and serene
Ayush Basu: The appropriate words to sum up the description Chantal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Mar 2014, 09:26
The original quarry in our city (still Pretoria at the moment) has been turned into a bird sanctuary long ago.
Ayush Basu: This site reputedly supplied a lot of granite (locally called Jubin which has corrupted now to Ubin) and hence the name of this island, Louis. And a bird sanctuary sounds like a great idea to be executed in Pretoria.
Makes for a fascinating shot Ayush.....great reflections too!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Martin.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Mar 2014, 11:20
Very harmonious colours, it looks a great place for calm moments.
Ayush Basu: This site reputedly supplied a lot of granite (locally called Jubin which has corrupted now to Ubin) and hence the name of this island.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 19 Mar 2014, 12:16
The water is certainly most attractive, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Thank you Lisl, one cannot help but get attracted to its striking shades.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2014, 12:52
Same in the UK, too. Here they become great havens for wintering wildfowl from colder countries.
Ayush Basu: Then that is great news, Alan. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Cracking image Ayush... Green all the way! nice reflections too!
Ayush Basu: Delighted with your comment Ronky, thank you for making my day
Beautiful,Ayush, calmness personified...
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, and much needed right after puffing up an incline on a bicycle bearing my unfit self, Frank. grin
So beautiful!
Where?
Bukit Timah?
Ayush Basu: This is still Pulau Ubin LC
Magnificent colours, Ayush. What a lovely place to photograph.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the comment Beverly.
A beautiful composition in green
Ayush Basu: Pleased to hear that Martin smile
I do like this Ayush, I used to work for a big quarrying company and am always interested to see how old and unused quarrys look some years later.
Ayush Basu: This site reputedly supplied a lot of granite (locally called Jubin which has corrupted now to Ubin) and hence the name of this island, Brian.
I would guess copper Ayush but I am probably wrong! It is a wonderful colour
Ayush Basu: I myself have no clue. Looking up on the internet reveals granite mining, Bill.
A wonderful green study with these reflections Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Much appreciative of your comment, Richard
Looks good to me
Ayush Basu: Then I'm pleased to here that John
That's an astonishing colour!
Ayush Basu: It could be owing to the minerals around there or the organic life in the water Tom, not entirely sure.
It is gorgeous. We have a river near here that is that colour.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Michael.
comme au paradis ,belle journée
Great green reflections...
beautiful colors and vegetation Ayush

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