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Lake Mead

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The low water level of Lake Mead is quite evident by the white calcium rings seen above the water. The level on July 6, 2011 was 1,103 feet MSL (mean sea level) when full level is 1,229 feet MSL. This view was seen while flying into Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo captured June 16, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 58 mm

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Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great capture of the landscape and it's lack of water, even when the lake is still full.
Just think how much water is used to see a low level like that, or how less water has flowed back into the lake, it's still man made.

11 Jul 2011 6:17am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

This is astonishing landscape photography from the air, such detail and scope.
Awesome work.

11 Jul 2011 7:01am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow, great shot!
unthinkable how much water is needed to fill the lake to normal level.

11 Jul 2011 7:43am

Theys Colors from Charleroi, Belgium

Very good shot!

11 Jul 2011 8:19am

Kala from United States

Gorgeous perspective from above.

11 Jul 2011 8:37am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Very Impressive from the air!

11 Jul 2011 8:43am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very fine work from the glide-slope here . . a classic study of geology and landscape.

11 Jul 2011 11:25am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Impressive when all is considered, through a plane window which probably added its own colour peculiarities.

11 Jul 2011 4:44pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great shot!

11 Jul 2011 4:45pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A fantastic view and very clear through the window.

11 Jul 2011 5:33pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. very impressive view and your picture is fabulous !

11 Jul 2011 5:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Excellent plane window work, I agree, Stephen!! And I love the fact that you somehow brought out the true color of the surrounding rocks and earth...I rememebr those low seasons too...I used to fly in and out of Las Vegas on a weekly basis for 9 months;....Hey did you get a D7000?? I am jealous!!

11 Jul 2011 6:27pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Yes. I bought it the day before I left for Las Vegas. I am still learning it. You may recall my Sony Alpha was damaged during my last trip to Florida in March. It worked, but the image sensor was off kilter. What you saw through the viewfinder was not necessarily what showed up on the LCD monitor.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

well you picked a good one...talk to Paul Williams...he loves his too. I have been wanting to get a D700, but even though they (Nikon) will be coming out with an upgrade tis fall, the D700 price keeps going higher..it is rapidly becoming a bucket list item rather than a wish list...I am starting to think of the D7000 instead myself..beautiful shot Steven!!

11 Jul 2011 7:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

pss - what lens do you have there, my brother? ;-)

11 Jul 2011 7:44pm

@Denny Jump Photo: The lens came with the camera and I want to say that it is 15mm - 105mm.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot! I like the colors!

11 Jul 2011 8:52pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great shot, fine image!

11 Jul 2011 9:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot! The lake backed up in that harsh terrain almost seems surreal.

11 Jul 2011 9:45pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Utterly amazing image of excellent quality. Is this area inhabited ?

11 Jul 2011 11:02pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a fine shot.

12 Jul 2011 4:55am

tataray from france, France

Un traitement superbe ce lieu grandiose.))

12 Jul 2011 7:27am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... This is really beautiful ! A photo for National Geographics ! Have a lovely day Steven :)

12 Jul 2011 5:27pm

MadScientist from Germany

Wow, a super quality shot!

14 Jul 2011 10:40pm