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Illumination XXXX by roliketto

Las Vegas, Crystals shopping mall which really is a replica of Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
Unfortunately, the sky was very clear, no moving clouds, or any clouds that day for a long exposure effect, but light was really interesting. Let me know what you think.

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105 F/4L USM IS, Focal Length 28, F/9, ISO 100.

Single exposure processed in Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop CS5.

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The Trumpeters by LindaEdgecombPhotography

The angel trumpeters on the Classical Corinthian Order Colonnade at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas…Each angel is made of marble…and each column is decorated with acanthus leaves…Please check out my friend Glenn Dipaola’s beautiful edition of this same place….:))) I want to thank all of you , my dear friends for your endless kindness always!! ^_^

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Hoover Dam USA by Elstrup

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Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover.

Since about 1900, the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had been investigated for their potential to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. In 1928, Congress authorized the project. The winning bid to build the dam was submitted by a consortium called Six Companies, Inc., which began construction on the dam in early 1931. Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven. The torrid summer weather and lack of facilities near the site also presented difficulties. Nevertheless, Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule.

Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. The dam is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year. The heavily travelled U.S. 93 ran along the dam’s crest until October 2010, when the Hoover Dam Bypass opened.

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