It’s the other side

Most people when photographing a massive feat of architectural design (also known as a dam) photograph it from the front, the sides or, if they are really lucky, the top.  Me? I took this shot of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam from the back.  Why you ask? It’s simple.  A certain other half wouldn’t let me clamber over the all of two feet high guard rail to get a shot of the front of the dam.

Acting like a petulant teenager, I groused about not being allowed (did I really just say allowed???) to get a shot from the other side of the rail and pointed towards a man who had just stepped over and was taking a shot with his phone.  To DH’s credit and caring, if I had made even a tiny slip, the trip down the hill would have been quite bumpy, rocky, prickly (cactus) and eventually wet (river) when the bottom was reached.

Safe photography means no injured body or camera parts.  I can happily live with that…thank you for looking out for me, honey 🙂

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  1. #1 by mickey2travel on February 25, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    LOL! Beautiful photo! And, thank you for staying safe (for our sake, too) so we can continue to marvel at your wonderful photography talent!

  2. #3 by Lignum Draco on February 25, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    I didn’t think you were the type to need permission, but considering your previous ankle/foot injuries, that was a good idea.

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on February 25, 2016 - 8:33 pm

      I don’t need permission and most of the time once I’m out of the car I’m gone but that drop off had me a bit leery and I think I was asking more for ‘talk me out of it’ than anything else.

  3. #5 by milfordstreet on February 25, 2016 - 9:43 pm

    I think some shots are just not worth it and gladly let others make them….Nice dam shot…I had to say it, you know that right?

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on February 26, 2016 - 9:38 am

      Your comment is so dam delightful 😉 Yep! We both know it…hehe

  4. #7 by Mark Myers on February 25, 2016 - 10:47 pm

    That’s beautiful and I like its uniqueness.

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on February 26, 2016 - 9:38 am

      Thank you. I guess this shows that sometimes a different angle really works.

  5. #9 by Nancy on February 26, 2016 - 4:59 am

    What a “honey!” Sometimes we need a second opinion!

  6. #11 by badfish on February 26, 2016 - 5:51 am

    Dang other halfs…can’t live without um, can’t shoot um. But this shot is simply spectacular!

    • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on February 26, 2016 - 9:39 am

      Thank you and shoot? No. Throttle a bit, maybe 😉

      • #13 by badfish on February 26, 2016 - 8:27 pm

        OK…throttle is good

  7. #14 by infraredrobert on February 26, 2016 - 12:18 pm

    I know what you are saying…I got some great shots from behind the Glen Canyon Dam.

  8. #16 by Valerie Price on February 26, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    This is a beautiful shot! So glad you stayed safe! 🙂

    • #17 by imagesbytdashfield on February 26, 2016 - 5:30 pm

      Thank you and the only injury sustained on the trail was me bumping my head against the side of the truck when we hit a pothole 🙂

  9. #18 by ChgoJohn on February 27, 2016 - 8:57 am

    Sorry, Teri, I’m with the DH. The last thing you needed to do is slide down that cactus-filled slope. Besides, this is a perfectly lovely shot.

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