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Subject: [Leica] Chief Joseph Dam
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 20:26:02 +0530
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I like all the tumult! I think this one brings it out the best: at 


On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 1:32 PM, Peter Klein via LUG <lug at>

> One of the highlights of my eastern Washington trip was a tour of Chief
> Joseph Dam, on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, WA.  This dam plays
> second fiddle to the higher and better-known Grand Coulee Dam, but is quite
> impressive in its own right.  It is a little over a mile wide overall.  The
> powerhouse contains 27 generators of between 88 an 109 megawatts each.
> We were lucky enough to meet, quite accidentally,  a very nice park
> ranger. I asked him if they were giving tours inside the dam. Officially,
> the season hadn't started for non-reserved public tours, but he said, "Do
> you want a tour?"  Oh, yes!  It was hog heaven for anyone who likes huge
> machines and  control panels with lots of dials, gauges and big switches.
> The immensity of the project also shows what we are capable of when we have
> our act together.
> Unfortunately, I can't show you anything from inside the dam, because
> photography is strictly verboten.  The post 9-11 security measures are
> quite thorough, but understandable.
> What I can show you is the B&W photos I took from the publicly accessible
> areas near the spillway.  Water levels were high and almost all the
> spillway gates were open.  It was quite a show!
> I'd appreciate some C&C about these photos. I was trying to show the power
> and beauty of all that falling water and spray.  Which ones succeed?  I'll
> leave them labeled by camera file number for easy identification for the
> next day or two.
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> Leica M Monochrome with 35 and 50 Summicrons and 90/3.5 Voigtlander, plus
> yellow filter.  Enjoy!
> --Peter
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