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The Wall
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Copyright: vlad vh (pozaru) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-27
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-06 0:56
Viewed: 1507
Points: 4
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Impressive extreme engineering, isn't it !?

Wiki says :
Vidraru Dam is a dam in Romania. It was built in 1965 on the Argeş River.
It is an arch dam built on a foundation of rock, and it was built to produce hydroelectricity. Its construction created a reservoir, Lake Vidraru. The dam's height is 166 meters, the arch length 305 meters, water accumulation volume 465 million cubic meters, the reservoir has a total shoreline (perimeter) length of 28km.

Situated between Frunţii Mountains and Ghiţu mountains, the lake collects the Capra, Buda and some other smaller rivers (Râul Doamnei, Cernatu and Vâlsan, Topolog, Valea lui Stan and Limpedea), with a total flow of about 5.5 million l /s. The total surface of the lake is 3,930,000 sq m, 10.3 km in length, with a maximum width of 2.2 km in the Valea Lupului zone - Călugăriţa. Normal level or water retention is 830.00 meters above the sea level (mdM).

The dam's construction took 5 and a half years. It required 42km of subterranean tunnels, excavation of 1,768,000 cubic meters of hard rocks, out of which approximatively 1 million had to be extracted from underground, 930,000 cubic meters of concrete, out of which 400,000 cubic meters were underground and required the installation of 6,300 tons of electro-mechanical equipment.

When completed, it ranked 5th in Europe, and 9th in the world. In an average hydrological year it can generate approximately of 400 GWh/year.

The Vidraru Hydro Power Plant has an installed capacity of 220 MW.

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Yes, Vlada, it's an impressive engineering work, but an impressive shot too, with a interesting and original POV/DOF and a nice graphical effect.
Bom dia,

An impressive shot Vlad - you've got the wall sweeping away through the top of the scene and enough depth to show the size and scale of the wall..
The square format works well for this!


I like the geometry of this shot.
Excellent point of view that is rendering well the curve !

Thanks for sharing.

  • teamill Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1499 W: 271 N: 1908] (10985)
  • [2010-05-06 5:19]

Yes, very impressive indeed. This is a great perspective. I'm glad you caught two people up at the top .. really shows the size and scale of this massive structure.
Great shot V.

  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-05-06 5:35]

Hi Vlad,

This is a very impressive capture of an impressive structure. The top of the wall provides a nice lead in as it curves into the shot and the people give a good sense of scale. Unfortunately I've been reading how detrimental to the environment some of these dams are, particularly the older more shallow ones. But that doesn't affect the quality of your work, well done!.

Best regards,

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