The Bowels of Hoover Dam

© Rona L. Schwarz

The Bowels of Hoover Dam

Laura L. Gonzales June 29, 2012

Wow, great capture and light! Great info too! Well done Rona!! #1472075

Monnie Ryan June 30, 2012

Terrific capture, but WAY more steps than I'd ever attempt (down is easy, but it would take me two years to get back up)! #10207249

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 01, 2012

Outstanding image, Rona, love thetones and lighting!

Debby #10208878

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 02, 2012

This outstanding capture makes me regret not having gone for that tour while we were there years ago. Wonderful, Rona! #10210531

Terry Cervi level-classic July 02, 2012

The light is fantastic, Rona! I wish I had taken advantge of touring the dam while we were in Vegas years ago. We've never returned to that area again. A wonderful capture, my friend! #10211114

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 02, 2012

Super cool pov and details, Rona!!! Looks terrific in every way!! #10211512

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic July 30, 2012

Very Cool image here Rona! #10250519

Joannie Bertucci level-classic July 30, 2012

Unbelievable visual Rona! Love the title, it says it all! Congrats on your "bowel" finalist! :-) #10250579

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 30, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rona!

jo ann c. #10250750

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Nicely seen and captured Rona, congrats! #10250854

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 30, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rona!

jo ann c. #10251072

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 30, 2012

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10251197

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 30, 2012

Huge congrats on this wonderful Finalist,Rona! Best of luck in the next round! #10251591

Ann Coates level-classic July 30, 2012

A brilliant shot, congratulations on your finalist. #10251627

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 30, 2012

Superb image, Rona! Congrats on your finalist and bet wishes for the next round!

Debby #10251784

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Huge congrats, and very best luck with your awesome and gorgeous finalist, Rona!! #10251935

Christopher Budny level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Congratulations, Rona; I've only been on the top of the dam... how cool to get inside! #10252263

Chris Schofield July 30, 2012

Congratulaitons Rona.. Awesome shot. #10252714

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 30, 2012

Your lighting is phenomenal, Rona! CONGRATULATIIONS & good luck! Miss seeing you around. #10252758

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic finalist, Rona. #10253110

Rony Sagy July 30, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Rona. Good luck in the next round. #10253649

Debbie Bray July 31, 2012

The lighting is outstanding, Rona!! Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, and bet we see it again! #10253969

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Rona, good luck next round! #10253981

Terry Cervi level-classic July 31, 2012

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Rona!! #10254745

July 31, 2012

Great lighting. #10255118

Phyllis H. Burchett July 31, 2012

Cool shot Rona, congrats! #10255640

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 31, 2012

AWESOME lighting Rona, a very beautiful shot
HUGE congrats on your finalist and best of luck in the next round!!! #10255846

Carol Eade level-addict July 31, 2012

Beautiful light, Rona, congratulations on your finalist! #10256549

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 01, 2012

Dale and I took this tour, Rona, and it really was so interesting and mammoth!

What a great capture you got here and your title is perfect!!!

On Your Awesome Finalist Dear Lady!

-Laura :D #10257912

Linda S. Smith level-classic August 01, 2012

Wow what an image Rona! Congrats on your finalist win! (Love the title as well ;-) #10257954

Renee Doyle level-classic August 01, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rona! #10258388

Debra R. Harder August 01, 2012

This is an AWESOME image, Rona! Your exposure here is fabulous...and the composition is excellent too. Sometimes these types of shots can do a number on one's Of course, you handled it perfectly. Huge congratulations on an OUTSTANDING finalist!! Deb #10258529

David M. Montero August 06, 2012

I’m a little late but Congratulations on your Finalist selection Rona!!! #10264792

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 07, 2012

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Rona! #10266342

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1/15s @ f/6.3, ISO 6400, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm. (MT-Technology)
Several hundred steps lead down into the bowels of Hoover Dam and this is only halfway...turn around and you will see the same thing going in the other direction. This staircase goes up and down the entire height of the dam, and prior to OSHA's interference in the '60s, was apparently a single wooden staircase with no landings -- making a fall extremely dangerous.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/15 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 6400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on June 29, 2012

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