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By leman
Sculpture at Hoover Dam

A fantastic sculpture, commemorating the brave men in the construction of the magnificient Hoover Dam, USA on the border between Nevada and Arizona.

It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives.



Leman

Tags: Photo journalism General Sculpture Architecture Black and white Hoover dam Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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Comments


6 Feb 2011 4:37PM
works very well in mono great comp and it almost looks like a real person in mono

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 5:04PM
You mean he's not real?? That's amazing.
Moira
Alvar 10 23 2 France
6 Feb 2011 5:16PM
Fantastic shot as Moira said I too thought he was real Nice use of mono
Alvar
leman 6 5 United States
6 Feb 2011 5:16PM
Moira, he is NOT REAL. Its a sculpture, including the ropes are part of the sculpture. Beautiful work. High-scalers working in extreme dangerous conditions back in the 1930s. Over 100 men died during the construction.

Leman
6 Feb 2011 5:35PM
Great respect for these men building the Hoover Dam.
One of the most amazing concave concrete walls I have ever seen. Extreme sharp V to capture the dam water and open the sluice to power the turbines. I just googled the dimensions height: 726ft, top parapet 1236ft wide, base 660ft wide, volume of material for construction of the wall: 4,400,000 cu-yards. Awesome.

Las Vegas, turn on your hot lights Smile

Jamm
6 Feb 2011 7:07PM
Stunning and unusual sculpture and excellent shot, b&w works great here!
Gabriel
6 Feb 2011 8:16PM
Great shot, nicely captured.
Cheesey.
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:43PM
A superb mono image.....Nice one......Martin
Techno Plus
9 2.2k 8 England
6 Feb 2011 11:01PM
Wonderful tribute to this amazing construction, I stood in total awe when I visited a few years ago, must look for my photos..
Mal
7 Feb 2011 4:25AM
Amazing sculpture Leman, great writeup. You have a perfect angle to show details of this beautiful artwork; the mono makes it come alive. Stunning shot with the towers above and the electric lines running alongside.
I should take a trip soon.
Krystal
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
7 Feb 2011 11:08AM
Would never have realised the man was in fact the sculpture until I read the comments! Amazing work and an image to match!

Ann
LexEquine 11 19 United States
8 Feb 2011 1:35AM
Excellent tonal gradation, contrast, clarity, & comp, on this very nice monochrome, B&W image. Well done, Leman.
Regards...Peter Smile
Crazius 11 13 Scotland
9 Feb 2011 8:50AM
Great shot! It's a great tribute to those brave workers who built a true wonder of the world.

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