The Short Side of Glen Canyon Dam by auntietk ()
This is Glen Canyon Dam from the water. We haven't seen it from the other side yet, but I hear it's a lot taller! LOL!
We took a boat tour on Lake Powell yesterday afternoon. It was a beautiful day, and it felt great to be out on the water! The tour went by Glen Canyon Dam (as you see) and also into the water side of Antelope Canyon.
I won't be showing you any pictures from Antelope Canyon, and I'm feeling pretty grumpy about that.
Before we left on our trip I bought a used Canon T3i. There are three settings for the numbering systems of your photographs. One is "continuous," which means after you load your images from the card onto the computer it picks up with the number where you left off and doesn't start at 0001 again. One is "automatic reset," which DOES start every session at 0001, and the third is "manual reset." Although I've always had my camera set on "automatic restart," this one was set on "continuous," and I found I liked the continuity, so I left it there.
In the middle of our boat trip yesterday I took picture number 9999, having no idea in the world that I'd reached that number. Did the camera click the number over to 10,000 for the next shot? It did not. Did it start over at 0001? No. Did it give me an on-screen message telling me I had taken picture number 9999 and perhaps I'd like to do a manual reset? Huh-uh. What it DID do was ... nothing. I continued to take pictures, but the camera, having no way to put a number to those pictures, did not save them to my card. So when I loaded my boat trip pictures onto my computer at the end of the day, they only went as far as the dam. I got NO pictures of Antelope. If you want to see something from there, you'll have to bother Bill about it, because I can't help you.
Antelope Canyon from the water is a totally different experience than it is from the land side, and I was thrilled to see it! The rock formations, up close and personal, were amazing.
I've got the numbering thing figured out now, and I know how to make it never happen again (assuming I'm paying even the slightest bit of attention), but for now, I'm bummed. I don't complain much, but this has me feeling pretty testy.
Image Comments (25)
Looks like you missed a lot more than just Grafton! The other side of the dam is big, but not as big as Hoover. Water comes out at 42 degrees and warms up very little until it reaches Lake Mead! The put in for the Grand is just below the dam and you will find excellent trout fishing until the water warms up again. So on the other side of the dam it is awesome! Been down there 30 days at a time on the river! Take a peek from the Navajo Bridge.
What a lovely view of the dam, and that bridge looks pretty cool too... Hmmm, now I'm going to have to investigate my settings. I know I've passed the 9999 mark many times on my cameras; I always keep the image number in the title when I work a shot so I can tell which one I've used, and if I search for a particular shot number I get several hits with different titles but the same number. I don't THINK I've ever lost shots due to numbering, and I don't think I'd like to start!
An interesting image. Sounds like you had a good time. We are artists, Tara. We don't have time to worry about all that technical stuff. Since you no longer have a mortgage, property tax, electric bills or a schedule, what would prevent you from taking the boat ride again? Perhaps on the way back?
What an image! I love the crisp, sharp, linearness of it...and I got that same sinking feeling you did as I learned that you learned that a LOT of photos were not able to be saved because of a technological mess up. I'm still reeling from a similar feeling, when my old camera died in Prague, a bare number of hours before some really interesting things revealed themselves. This, however, is a massively wonderful shot!
I think you must have discovered the problem after you commented on my image - no grumpiness there. In fact, I loved your light-heartedness - totally in keeping with the spirit in which I created the image. I literally laughed my head off (thanks to the miracle of modern science, it was reattached without a hitch). I had a similar experience many years ago with my old analog camera - I went hiking in the Cedarberg mountains, taking plenty of shots - too many in fact. When I clicked over to 40 on a 36-shot film (remember those?), I realised something was wrong... and sure enough, I opened the camera to find no film! Duh! I'm sure none of the lost photographs were anything like the quality of this one...
That's a gorgeous shot, Tara! Hey - don't feel bad, hon..... Back in the film days, we were on a trip to Harlengen, Texas when my Dad and step-mom had a place there. I had taken a ton of photos (I thought), and I was sure all of them were gonna be masterpieces. I don't know about masterpieces, but I'm sure they would have been much better had I rememberd to actually put FILM in the camera! Hey, at least now you have an excuse to go do it again.... :-D