These photos are at least two years old using the Nikon D3300. Notice the water level and the white ring showing where the water level should be. I drove to the bottom of the boat ramps that have been extended several times which would put me fifty or more feet below the surface of the lake if it were at full pond.
There are actual shipwrecks and a WWII bomber aircraft somewhere under those waves which divers visit. Last night, I did a redesign of the blog, based on a website I came across while searching for information. I was able to get a one-pixel border under the menu bar but not around the post area, I’m still hunting for that code to modify it.
These photos were taken from the Mike O’Calllagahn – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. I used the older Nikon D3300 body and the zoom lens. The damn is open again for viewing, but with limited access. Photos never do the dam any justice as you really can’t grasp the sheer size of Hoover Dam without actually being there!
Are ya sad? I’m not haha! This means I now have to go on a new photo trip, do you any ideas or suggestions? Hoover Dam is open again, but with restrictions according to the website. I think a visit to the bridge walkway would be a much safer choice at this time.
I’ve photographed the dam from the bridge walkway before, but never with the Nikon Z6 and the Nikkor 24/200mm lens. Another great option is another ride up to Lee and Kyle canyons in the Spring Mountains.
Great Mojave Desert views from over 8000 feet above the desert floor, and lots of beautiful mountain scenery to photograph. What do you say? Have a dandy weekend, everyone.
I am not sure, but I think the white crust is Calcium of some kind that is dried all over the stainless steel. The same crap that creates the “bathtub ring” at Hoover Dam as the canyon walls are extremely steep near the dam, and the water level is very low.
This is why I never drink the tap water here! The water is fine for showering and washing clothes, but never drink the Colorado River water. The water smells like chlorine added by the city anyway, just as it did when I lived in Dunedin, Florida during the 1990s.
I have tried the filtres that screw onto the kitchen tap, they never seem to last and don’t taste as good as the costly bottled water, hence I buy the expensive bottled water. In my defense, the bottled water is far more portable, and my bottom two drawers in the refrigerator are always stocked with super cold, delicious water always ready to go!
Here are a couple photos from maybe three years ago at the beautiful Hoover Dam via the old Nikon D3300 body. Not very good photos but you get the idea! Art Deco is a style that I wish would come back in vogue, it’s a beautiful style of architecture and art from what was in some ways, a better, vanished time. I miss those visits to the dam. Read about the figures here.
Here are some goodies from a bit back. Photos will never truly capture the real size and beauty of our Hoover Dam which powers not only Las Vegas but other states in the American Southwest. I intended to take another half day trip to Boulder City over the winter but never made it, bummer.
When you walk on the dam itself, have a look over the edges and see the intake towers, you’ll soon realise how magnificent a structure it really is. And it was constructed in an era that never had the kinds of construction tools that are available today, the workers were brave and great Americans too.
These photos are from about two years ago on one of my visits to beautiful Hoover Dam. No dam photos but I crossed the big bridge in Arizona and turned around. Digging deep into my archives, I meant to get back out there for more photos but not now. Photos via Nikon D3300.