Postcards from the Edge

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Hoover Dam

Another less than stellar stitch of three pics. The line you see separating the dark ground from the white is the high water mark of Lake Mead. The water hasn't been that high since 1983 when they had to use the spillway system to release the excess build up of water. The present water level is about 150 feet lower due to drought conditions that have existed since 1993. The tour guide said the level of Lake Mead is about 60 feet below "normal" due to increased demand as well as the on going drought.

Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

3 March 2010

26 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Well-captured, John. I can remember being appalled at seeing how low the water was.

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (10 Mar 2010):


  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (10 Mar 2010):

    A wonderful pano view with great light!

    Appreciate he information as well:)

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Excellent bit of photojournalism. You can really see where the water level used to be. I remember one year in Norway seeing one of our lakes way low like this. It's almost ominous. Hope the area receives some decent rain soon. It's such a precious commodity that we take entirely for granted.

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (10 Mar 2010):



    JOE FAILK gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic View!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Been there, done that, shrank the T-shirt! Nice stitchery and info.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Mar 2010):


  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Get serious, John. It is fantastic. For next year's calendar!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Great work, excellent images!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Outstanding ...

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (10 Mar 2010):


  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    dam, that's good!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Nice panorama!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    a masterful capture in panoramic style to boot

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Yeah super..

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Been there twice! It's a great site to see! Tour inside Dam is wonderful too!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (11 Mar 2010):

    Your sewing is pretty damn good John. One day I will earn. You have shown how masterful you're getting. This is certainly an awesome sight! Captured well.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    love the horizontal

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    A terrific panoramic

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    i love panoramic shots! nice :]

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    We saw a IMAX presentation about the waning water level in the Colorado River. This is a wonderful capture.

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    we're not use to see this kind of shot. great one.!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Cool picture!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (17 Dec 2010):

    fantastic ................

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (1 Aug 2011):

    very nice

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