Photography at its highest at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

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Photography at its highest at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Those of you who have a fear of heights had better run for it, as this series of images by photographer Art Domagala – taken at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge – will most certainly bring shivers down your spines.

Bridge inspector hanging 840 feet above the Colorado River.
Hoover Dam Bridge Inspection Captured by Art Domagala.

Based in Reno, Nevada, photographer Arthur Domagala does everything to deliver outstanding images, as can be seen in the series taken at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge inspection he was assigned to capture.
“My goal is to work closely with each client to deliver quality imagery with an attention to detail”, the artist states on his official webpage. And that he does. The talented and fearless photographer delivers not only a job well done to his clients, but also emotion and thrills to whoever admires his shots.

The second-highest bridge in the U.S.

The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge is officially known as the The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, a name given after Mike O’Callaghan , Governor of Nevada from 1971 to 1979 and Pat Tillman, a football player who, after leaving his professional career to enlist in the United States Army in June 2002, was killed in Afghanistan. At a total length of 1,900 feet, the impressive 840 feet height above the Colorado River has granted the bridge the title of the second-highest in the United States of America.

A unique experience delivered by Domagala

If someone wants to convince themselves of  the grandness of the bridge, they can either read the technical information, or they can view Domagala’s photographs. The impressive heights of the construction are very well indicated by the worker-bridge proportion that shows just how small and insignificant the subjects appear compared to such a beast of concrete.  On his official webpage, the bold photographer explains how this experience was not something that we would necessarily call a piece of cake. Apart from the extra care of keeping himself from falling, Domagala talks about the arsenal that he had to take with him to deliver the overwhelming images:  “I went through a gamut of lenses on this shoot too, ranging from extreme ultrawide angle (Sigma 12-24mm II) up to super telephoto (Sigma 800mm) and everything in between (Sigma 24-70 HSM; Canon 70-200/4 with and without the Canon 2x Extender III; and Canon 24 TS-E II).”
As it turns out, efforts make perfect, as we can only admire Arthur Domagala for his commitment and for giving the beholder a close to reality astonishing experience, without any risk of falling.

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Photography at its highest at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge