In my lightboxes:
- Title: Dam Sunset
- State/Province/Region: South Carolina
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: Lake Murray
- Nearest Town: Lexington/Irmo
- Brief Directions: Highway six, park on either side of the dam, walk .75 miles to the center
- Best Season: Summer
- 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.
- Gear: Nikon D5100
This Photo Has Been Viewed 267 times
to view our Interactive Gallery Terms & Conditions.
Get 11 Issues of Outdoor Photographer for only $14.97!
That's 77% off the cover price!