10-11-05 10:37 PM
This is far superior to the synagouge and carnival shot. Perspective is much better. I am as equally intrigued by the subject matter since of both the controversy that arose before this pic was taken and the consequences 45 years later. For those unaware, this dam filled Glen Canyon which was a near rival to the beauty of the neighboring Grand Canyon. It also changed the Colorado River flow which led to a change in the ecosystem of the Grand Canyon.
Now, the waters behind Glen Cayon Dam (now called Lake Powell) are rapidly receding due to: 1) extended drought and , 2) regarless of drought, the dam was conceived under the false assumption that overly high levels of snowpack experienced in the Rocky Mountains in the late 1940's "normal".
Controversial in its conception and construction, Glen Canyon Dam now stands as a question mark over our species arrogance.
Sorry for going OT - great pic anyway.