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Old Nov 7, 2003, 5:52 PM   #1
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Trying to capture just exactly how tall and wide the dam is. Any suggestions for shooting similar pics? Camera was Nikon 5700 with widest angle.

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Old Nov 8, 2003, 12:49 AM   #2
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Nice shot - but too small to actually study.
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 10:24 AM   #3
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Interesting view but, unfortunately, if I didn't know what it was, I wouldn't have a clue. In this case a wider wide-angle lens wouldn't help. You need to find a vantage point where you can convey the grandeur of the subject and yet have it recognizable. In this case, I think it would be from the bottom looking up. I don't know if the area at the base of the dam is accessable to the public but that is where I think you would get your best shot.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 5:08 PM   #4
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Wonderful subject !
Maybe rotating the camera, thus still having the dam at the bottom and the mountains on the left and on the right will better convey the sense of huge dimension as you would add more elements of the surrounding environment.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 8:57 PM   #5
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Photo needs recognizable object in the scene so that the scale of the Dam can be appreciated. Normally a shot from below with something like a tree, a car or person in the foreground or elsewere in the scene along with converging lines will convey its huge scale. This doesn't appear possible in this case. Perhaps a shot more from the side instead of straight down. With a person on the drive or walkway looking down would convey the scale.
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Old Nov 18, 2003, 9:33 PM   #6
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Wow....this is a cool view! I agree that it is a tad small, but while I was driving through Hoover Dam....I never got a chance to "really" see any of it. I did notice this part of the dam from far away...and it is massive! I wish I would of looked down at it from the angle you took!!! Really cool!!!

Here is a picture I took, just thought I would share. Hope you like it.

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