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Challenge: Green* II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Location: Hoover Dam, Nevada
Date: Apr 28, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2009

Working in Vegas this week, took a trip out to Hoover Dam and grabbed this off kilter version of the typical dam shot, at 12 mm.

This was a total shoehorn ... true, hydropower is green, but I don't really think a picture of a monstrous dam that created Lake Powell and held back the Colorado River just to serve Los Angeles' thirst for growth is really a great tribute to the environmental movement. SO for those of you who voted me down because you don't think this Dam is Green, I agree with you. For those who voted it down for any other reason .... you suck!

(just kidding, of course. :-P)

ETA:
Originally posted by Ristyz:

It's Hoover Dam all right but it holds back Lake Mead, not Lake Powell. Lake Powell is held back by Glen Canyon Dam a bit further upstream.


Oh right, my bad! (But the point about it not really being "Green" is still the same!)


How this pic came about: I was at a company retreat outside of Vegas. On the afternoon of 4/28, they packed some of us on a bus and sent us on a tour of the Hoover Dam. Of course I had my camera along. When I got back to the hotel a few hours before rollover, I checked the site, saw the Green challenge, and said, heh, something from the dam might fit. So I chimped my shots, picked one, edited it on my laptop and submitted. Had absolutely no intention to shoot for the challenge while I was out there.

Didn't even notice it was advanced editing, or I could have done more to hide the vignette caused by my too thick polarizer on my superwide.

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.2149
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 6.3077
Avg (non-participants): 6.2030
Views since voting: 1743
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 228
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/08/2009 12:39:35 PM
This gives me the heebee-jeebees. 8{ Great shot though. Congratulations on the top ten placement.
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05/07/2009 10:05:49 AM
Beauiful shot....
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05/06/2009 02:17:35 PM
It's Hoover Dam all right but it holds back Lake Mead, not Lake Powell. Lake Powell is held back by Glen Canyon Dam a bit further upstream. Killer perspective in this pic. Love the wide angle and congrats on the top 10!
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05/06/2009 12:36:34 AM
Well deserved top 10 finish.
This shot still gives me vertigo lol
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05/06/2009 12:35:49 AM
cool shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2009 08:09:33 PM
Definitely my favourite - not even close
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05/05/2009 12:46:58 AM
Beautiful shot! I think the border takes away from the picture a little bit though.
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05/05/2009 12:41:13 AM
Nice wide angle dam shot. I like the tilt.
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05/03/2009 01:12:06 PM
nice perspective
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05/02/2009 05:38:59 PM
A dynamic, breathtaking perspective, and I love the processing.
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05/02/2009 01:04:00 PM
Really like the perspective of this shot and the contrast between the color /smoothness of the concrete and the rough natural rocks. 9 fom me.
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05/01/2009 04:38:20 PM
i can only look at this for a flew min, i've got to say this quick, wow, great DOF, i would hate to be on that is it broke, 10 from me
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04/30/2009 04:59:03 PM
Score 8: Unusual viewpoint makes for intriguing image.
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04/29/2009 04:52:38 PM
Green. Yes. No. Maybe.
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04/29/2009 07:20:17 AM
Nice photo, I like the choice of colors
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04/29/2009 07:02:47 AM
Interesting. I like the power of the four contrasting colors and textures - concrete, rock, steel and water. The top right is a little distracting.
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04/29/2009 03:39:18 AM
ooooer this gives me vertigo just looking.
Great composition and execution.
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04/29/2009 03:16:01 AM
Niiiice. I can't find anything not to like in this picture. We drove across Hoover Dam a month ago but didn't have time (or a parking spot!) to stop and take pictures. I was so disappointed. This shot doesn't help because now I wish I'd taken it! :-)
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04/29/2009 12:51:47 AM
Hoover? Great shot. Amazing place.
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