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Halt Water
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Copyright: Tomasz Chroscicki (Tomek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-10
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 30D SLR, Canon 10-22 mm EFS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 22:48
Viewed: 1565
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Glen Canyon Dam is the second largest dam on the Colorado River at Page, Arizona, USA. The dam's main purpose includes generating electrical power, storing water for the arid southwestern United States, and providing water recreation opportunities. The dam generates an average of 451 megawatts, which contributes 6% of the total electricity generated in Arizona. 13% of the electricity generated in Utah, in which most of Lake Powell resides, calculates to a figure that saves over 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. The dam has a maximum capacity of 1300 megawatts but only utilizes an average of 451 megawatts. Damming the Colorado River caused the Glen Canyon, which lies to the north of the dam, to became flooded and has subsequently created the large reservoir called Lake Powell.

The Glen Canyon Dam is located upstream from the Grand Canyon National Park and has a 216m high concrete arch dam that controls the water flow from the upper to the lower Colorado River drainage basins. The dam controls a drainage basin of 281,671 km2 and also functions as a barrier for upstream-downstream migratory aquatic organisms. A 2280 megawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station is also located in the nearby area.

Despite continuing opposition from many environmental groups, the dam, Lake Powell, and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area remain popular tourist destinations. Continued population growth in the western and southwestern United States places more demands on the system of dams and reservoirs on the Colorado River for water, power, and recreational purposes which are important to the infrastructures and economies of the western United States

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  • Great 
  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2010-06-10 23:17]

Witaj Tomku
Imponująca budowla. Udało Ci się pokazać jej ogrom wraz z otoczeniem.
Miałeś bardzo dobre światło, więc całość prezentuję się naprawdę świetnie.

Witaj Tomek
O kurcze, robi wrażenie.
Bardzo ciekawe zdjęcie z interesującą kolorystyką.

Great view Tomasz and well captured with the wide angle!!! Very sharp too.

I can't help but think that the contrast is a little 'flat' and could do with a boost - the colour seems good though. I'll try a WS.


Hello Tomasz,

This is a great photography.
Fantastic view on this dam.
Excellent sharpness, light and colors.
Excellent depth of field, too.

Warm greetings and best wishes,

  • Great 
  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-06-11 9:05]

Witaj Tom :)

Zapora gigant...cos wspanialego!
Zobaczyc takie "COS" to jest to...haha.
Wspaniale ujales i pokazales cala zapore.
Kolory nieba, skal, wody tworza
fantastyczny efekt...gratulacje!!!

Moc buziakow.

Hmm, super!
Widoczek niesamowity, wrażenie zapewne robi sama tama i przepaść.
Szeroki kąt tu ma odpowiednie zastosowanie, sam ostatnio nabłem 10-24mm, ale jeszcze nie miałem okazji się nim odpowiednio nacieszyć.


Bonjour Tomasz
Superbe photo avec une perspective EXTRAORDINAIRE au sens propre du terme.Magnifiques couleurs,belle définition et belle lumière.Bravo Tomasz!Catherine

Witaj Tomku
Imponujaco wyglada ta zapora wodna,swietnie wkomponowana w otoczenie.Bardzo fajne ujecie,dobre swiatlo i ostrosc.

tak to jest zapora wodna z prawdziwego zdarzenia. Bardzo dobrze pokazałeś wielkość - skalę obiektu. Szeroki kąt widzenia bardzo tu się przydał. Piękne kolory formacji skalnych i nieba.
Pozdrowienia - Sławek

wow what a site! thats cool, awesome photo!
thanks scott

WOW!! And you had the perfect lens to capture this! That is amazing! I have never been here, maybe someday! Excellent shot Tom, the colors are so brilliant! Thanks for telling me about this! Superb!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-06-21 19:36]

Hi Tom,
Impressive photo. I have been to the Hoover dam but not to this one. Your capture gives a nice sense of the scale of the structure. Well done.

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