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Photo Info

Dimensions7200 x 2904
Original file size11.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-May-19 17:54
Date modified29-Jun-21 21:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length70 mm
Focal length (35mm)70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/14
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 110
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Lower Granite Dam

Lower Granite Dam

I was in the Palouse region of Washington and noticed on a map that Lower Granite Dam and Lock on the Snake River was a short drive away. It was a rainy day, so I decided the detour, even if nothing made a good image, would be interesting. I stood on the northern bank of the river for this photo, which is a panorama of three images.

The bluffs on the right provide a contrasting background to the dam. They rise about 1200 feet above the river.

The rated capacity of the powerhouse is 810 MW. The lock chamber has a lift of 86 feet. On the right is part of the fish chute system, which gently bypasses salmon around the dam using what is basically an oversized water-park slide.

Date: 24 May 2019
Location: Whitman County, Washington, United States
Original resolution: 36 MP
Processing: Processed from RAW using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 10