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Over the holiday season I have neglected working on images taken from my trip to Nevada, Arizona and Utah back in October 2011. In fact my portfolio titled “Vegas versus the Canyon” covered so far only days 1 and 2 of what I consider to be one of the most memorable trips of my life. During the next few weeks I will be sharing with you other images taken during the remainder of my trip. Hope you like them.

This is a view of Lake Mead, which is considered to be one of the largest water reservoirs in the United States (if not THE largest). It is located on the Colorado River about half an hour drive southeast of Las Vegas, and runs through the states of Nevada and Arizona. It is formed by water impounded by the Hoover Dam, and covers a distance of about 180 Kms behind the dam.

You can see behind the lake several lines of Jagged mountain ranges which surround the lake with a very beautiful backdrop. I was told that the sunsets around this area are magnificent; unfortunetaly time is always our enemy, and I never got to experience it here. Oh well… may be next time.

Hope you like this image.


lake mead, hoover dam, water, rock formation, mountain range, arizona, nevada, mohave county, © hany jadaa, © prince john photography

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  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Hany.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks Jude so much; really appreciate all your visits and your comments. Cheers; Hany

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  • many more thanks for the favorite. Hany

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  • vette
    vetteover 2 years ago

    Oh I like alright Hany. What a gorgeous image. You are so lucky to have been able to experience your trip and show us some of the beauty you viewed during your time away. Utah is a place I would love to visit, so it’s on the list. Arizona is one of the most beautiful places I have visited, and would love to return there someday. One awesome capture my friend, looking forward to seeing more. Susan

  • Hi Susan; thank you so much… in many ways I am very lucky to be able to travel so much and experience so many wonderful places around the planet. But I consider myself even luckier to have freinds and spporters like yourself who appreciate the beauty of this world and all it has to offer. Thank you so much for your friendship and support. And many more thank you’s for adding this to your favorites. May be one day we will both be able to do a return visit to all these wonderful locations. just keep your fingers crossed (and your wallet full…. LOL). By the way, how is your friend doing? My thougts are with her. Hany

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Breath taking!

  • Thank you Pamela. Really appreciated.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Beautiful colours!

  • Thank you Shulie; really appreciate your comments and wonderful feedback all the time.

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful views and image Hany!!…went to Vegas last year, went to Hoover Dam but didn’t see the lake…never realized it was so huge, very interesting terrain, it reminds me of salt flats….Excellent image!!

  • Thank you Kate. People always ask me after I come back from my trips if I had enough time to see all the things I planned to see… and my typical answer is……. one or two more weeks would have done it. I’m the kind of guy that would venture, when physically possible, to places where not too many people would go to, in order to get a better vantage point or shoot that extra scene or discover a hidden gem. In this case, I drove through a dirt road behind the dam, climbed a hill on the other side, and jumped a fence to get closer to this scene (yessssss… it was illegal…… shhhhhh…. don’t tell anyone….. LOL). It was definitely well worth the risk. Thank you Kate; I’m glad you like this picture.

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  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    This is a most wonderful image Hany……………….scanning across the top this jumped right out………………it is a very different landscape………… have so much in North America which I will never experience so I really appreciate these marvellous captures………………I am looking forward to seeing the others from your trip which sounds just fabulous……………..hope you are having a great weekend my friend……………….love Joyce!!

  • Thank you Joyce. It is a very beautiful landscape indeed Joyce… I will be more than delighted to escort you on a trip across North America……. for me that will be much more pleasant than sorting through more than 4000 images and processing for further posting…… can you imagine the work involved???? and I will do the driving in case you want to take pictures……… Hope you’re weekend was great as well. Hany

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  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 2 years ago

    Looks pretty dam good to me mate!!!!

  • Thank you Sharon; always appreciate the kind remarks. Glad you like it.

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  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonover 2 years ago

    Superb shot! great work!

  • Thank you Brendan. Much appreciated.

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  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    Nice picture, Hany. Looks like water levels are down by a few million megalitres. But, I would imagine the reservoir is snow melt fed, so would vary a bit. This, by the size you say, would be a spectacular lake. I’m glad that you went out of your way, as it were, to bring us this picture! Without intrepid photographers such as yourself, our view of the world would be lessened. :)george

  • You’re too kind to me George my head is starting to swell…. It is a spectacular lake indeed with magnificent scenery all around. Not sure if “intrepid” is the word I would use; perhaps “stupid” sometimes would be more fitting…… A bit of info…… Lake Mead as you may know draws the majority of its water from snow melt in Colorado, Wyoming, and the Utah Rocky Mountains. But due to less than average snowfall in recent years, water level has been dropping at a fairly steady rate since around 2000. From what I recall, in late 2010 lake level reached a record low since the 1950s; not good news for the area. Hany

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  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Capture!!!

  • Thank you Keith; really appreciate this. And thank you for the favorite too.

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