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Taken 19-Mar-17
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:#etbtsy, Lake Mead, Mojave, NV, Nevada, USA, United States, colors, desert, hills, mountains, national, on the road, photography, recreational area, road, travel, travel
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Dimensions4000 x 2250
Original file size6.14 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken19-Mar-17 14:57
Date modified25-Mar-17 09:40
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D610
Focal length58 mm
Focal length (35mm)58 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.4
Exposure1/40 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Happy on the Road at Lake Mead National Recreational Area, Nevada.

Happy on the Road

The Northshore Rd, taking you further into the desert and away from civilization, offering incredible sights in all directions. The surrounding hills are full of textures and colors resembling what one might imagine Mars as. However, it is not just the surrounding sights that are magical. To me, the road itself in its environment is what offers the true road trip magic!

Lake Mead National Recreation Area follows the Colorado River from the western side of the Grand Canyon National Park, includes lakes Mead and Mojave, reaching Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. It was the first National Recreation Area designated in 1964.

Lake Mead has the potential to be the largest reservoir in the United States, formed by the Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, damming the Black Canyon and constructed between 1931 and 1936. The lake has not reached full capacity since 1983 due to drought and larger water demand. That surrenders the largest lake title to Lake Sakakawea.

References: Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Lake Mead