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Hoover Dam – Excerpts From a Photoshoot

On the same trip where I captured a picture of the Colorado River down stream from Hoover Dam, I also took some shots of Hoover Dam and Lake Meade. Over the years we have toured the dam a number of times with our kids as they grew up. The last time we had been there was when the highway 93 bypass bridge was being built. It is located just downstream from the dam site and is a four lane highway with a pedestrian sidewalk arching across a very deep canyon. We were looking forward to the walk across and the view of the dam from that perspective. I have to admit, it is breathtaking, not only the view, but the height of the arched bridge. It was very crowded and the midpoint was next to impossible for a picture with the crowd of people wanting a shot from that perspective. I realized I would have to settle with a slightly off center composition, but was very pleased with the final result. Prior to the bridge opening, this shot could have only come from a helicopter. In the capture, you will notice the old highway 93 winding its way down to the dam. The road is now used to get to the parking areas for the tours. Also, halfway down that highway is a turn off that takes you to a lookout point where I took the photographs of Lake Meade. That view is very dramatic also, with the deep blue water and the colors of the desert mountains surrounding it. Thoughts?

Hoover Dam 1

Hoover Dam 1

Hoover Dam 2

Hoover Dam 2

Hoover Dam 3

Hoover Dam 3

 


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