By Rebekah Shennan

Dam Sunset

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100
State/Province/Region
SC
Country
US
Nearest Area
Lake Murray
Town
Lexington/Irmo
Brief Directions

Highway six, park on either side of the dam, walk .75 miles to the center

Description

The Lake Murray Dam was the world's largest earthen dam when it was built in 1930. A newly added walkway that spans its 1.5 mile length is great place to walk off those holiday meals. I braved 30 mph winds and a 40 degree evening(cold by SC standards) to get this HDR shot at the halfway point of the dam. I didn't bring my tripod, so I used the iron retaining wall as my impromptu tripod. The towers are often covered in graffiti declaring someone's love, or in the case this day, asking a girl to prom. I merely wanted to capture the sun setting behind the towers that are instantly recognizable to anyone who has walked, jogged, or driven over the dam(highway 6 connects the SC towns of Lexington and Irmo across the dam). What I didn't expect was for a childhood friend living in Europe to become homesick after seeing my photo of the towers that in the harsh light of day may even be considered an eyesore.

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Date Added
December 3, 2013
Date Taken
March 12, 2013

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