I have combined two locations in this post but both sets of photos are from 2017. It’s been cloudy most of the day but sadly no rain has fallen around my area of the valley which sucks.
I dug these old photos out of my archive last night, they are I don’t know how many years old, and are at the old, smaller image size I used to use instead of the current 1500×844 for iPhone, or 1500×1000 for the Nikon photos. I should take a ride back out there! I removed the improper watermark and just left them off. 57 degrees and sunshine for the valley today, still too chilly for my bike ride.
I’m pulling out the old stuff on this extremely windy Tuesday morning, it’s gusting to near fifty miles per hour and my house is making the occasional creaking sound. Partly cloudy and 88 degrees are forecast for today, still a good day but too windy for a bike ride. I haven’t been to Hoover Dam since before the pandemic and should head down there soon, it’s such a beautiful area for photography. Happy Tuesday!
Digging deep into the old files vault, I grabbed these not-so-sharp photos from the Nikon D3300 to post this afternoon. There are more photos than just these from that day. I purchased the many Navajo Pottery pieces you may have seen on the blog in Boulder City. I should take a ride back down there to see if that store is still there and take a walk on the pedestrian bridge if it’s open. Last I checked, you can visit Hoover Dam with restrictions in place of course. I’d like to try the Nikon Z6 there too. Are we fed up yet with the crap this damn virus has caused?
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.
While in Boulder City several weeks ago purchasing the Navajo Pottery, I also picked up this antique shoehorn. It’s made of metal, very heavy and is built for both adult and child sizes. I use it for a doorstop! I have some different views of this coming up later.
I was in Boulder City today for the sole purpose of visiting one specific store which is a mom-and-pop business that sells nothing but authentic Navajo and other tribal art and much more. I love this store, the last time I was there was about four years ago when I was married but have drove past it many times since then. And for the record, I spent way too much!
I will post photos of these beautiful pieces of Navajo art starting tomorrow after I get some decent photos of the art. It’s late, the sun has said goodnight so I hope you’ll enjoy the photos once I capture them and process them tomorrow. I’m an old train buff, stopped to get these photos for my friend Dave in Michigan though. He’s a mega train buff! I also have more trains to post as well, so please stick around!
All photos are from my Nikon D3300 and Nikor 35mm lens.