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Hoover Dam Hairpin

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Hoover Dam Hairpin
Hoover Dam Hairpin
The 180-degree bend in the approach road to crossing Hoover Dam. Shot from the new bypass bridge that soars just to the south.
The dam is just barely visible at the top edge of the photo, towards the left, where the "overlook" juts out.
I did not manipulate the roadway in post-processing; the widening/bulging effect is due to my location, and the actual road design.
11/10 Finalist - T&P

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Patricia A. Coblentz
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    This is remarkable, Chris...fantastic POV...I'm in awe of this spectacular capture!!


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11/27/2010 11:08:10 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Awesome! I must go back there to see that new bridge. On the bucket list!


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11/27/2010 1:19:13 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture and perspective.


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11/28/2010 5:22:39 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks alot, folks!


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11/28/2010 9:39:43 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Very dramatric image. I saw the new bridge in October before it opened, and would have loved to be up there for photography.


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12/1/2010 5:53:26 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Richard. Last time I was in Vegas, the arch of the bridge was not yet complete. Quite a neat experience to walk across that soaring bridge now!


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12/1/2010 6:39:20 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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You probably entered this in T&P but it sure packs a wallop as an EoD entry, too! Great perspective that really gives us a sense of place and terrific lines and shapes that make for aesthetic pleasure.


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12/11/2010 5:21:53 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Nikki---will have to keep that in mind for any resubs (yes, it was T&P!)


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12/11/2010 5:44:02 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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My favorite Chris, I'm so happy to see this in the awards circle! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!


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12/13/2010 12:31:55 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Very cool perspective!!! Congratulations again Chris!!


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12/13/2010 1:31:03 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Chris!!


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12/13/2010 1:32:22 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Awesome POV looks like a new road as it wasn't there last time I was there.....congrats a on a great finalist
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12/13/2010 3:09:57 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Wow, neat photo, Chris! Congratulations on the finalist!


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12/13/2010 8:53:13 PM

 
Denis Bennett
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CoooL, worthy finalist


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12/14/2010 12:12:02 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)


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12/14/2010 2:30:00 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much!


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12/14/2010 3:56:05 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats Chris on this cool Finalist. :O)


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12/14/2010 1:39:08 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you very much, folks!


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12/14/2010 5:29:59 PM

 
Paul Parent
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S


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12/14/2010 5:42:45 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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So spooky and beautiful and so well done!!!

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-Laura :D


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12/14/2010 6:05:19 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Chris!! :) WTG


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12/14/2010 6:14:11 PM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Great shot, great detail
Congratulations !


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12/14/2010 7:36:39 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on all your brilliant finalists this month! This will go on...


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12/15/2010 3:34:53 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Many thanks, everyone!


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12/15/2010 4:08:57 AM

 
Joy Rector
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great shot


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12/15/2010 4:11:55 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Congratulations on the finalist. Well deserved.


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12/15/2010 5:11:16 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both!


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12/15/2010 6:48:36 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna


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12/15/2010 3:27:08 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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This is a wonderful perspective image... such great detail and light, too! We were there in the making of the bridge but haven't gone across it, yet! congratulations on your finalist!


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12/21/2010 1:47:33 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Karen; definitely worth a trip back!


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12/21/2010 5:56:52 PM

 
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