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Another desert contrast from John Wiley's flight, turning distant snow into electricity.

A few minutes of flying over fascinating desert scenery after seeing the solar electric plant, we passed Hoover Dam. Having taken off from SBA in the afternoon, we landed our magic carpet a few hours later in Page, AZ. Visiting friends and family along the way, we also got close to the headwaters of the mighty Colorado River where we thought about all the benefits it provides to people all the way to where it dwindles into the sand nearing the Gulf of California and Mexico's Reserva de la Biosfera Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado. The power of that river born of snowflakes in the far off mountains is impressive from air, land, and water!

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mtndriver Jun 17, 2017 02:50 PM
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Great photos, thank you, John, I hadn't noticed the dots and arrows to scroll through photos either! Lots of change. Wish edhat would reinstitute the photo of the day feature.

taz Jun 17, 2017 02:11 PM
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Thanks John for these informative photos. I too didn't realize there was more than one photo for awhile, and then noticed the dots, and that led me to the arrow and the other 3 photos. Guess we're all just learning the new system. The overhead closeups of the dam are Great! Thanks...

John Wiley Jun 17, 2017 01:48 PM
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Edhat's new site also has a new pic aspect ratio. The old one seemed to be 550 pixels wide, by 413 pixels high. All the images I've looked at just now (including my submissions from the Vegas area) have been cropped to 730x400 (1.825). I'll change my image editor settings for Edhat to that ratio, in case it reduces workload for Ed and so that details aren't missing in the pix when they're viewed on Edhat.

John Wiley Jun 17, 2017 01:36 PM
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Oh. I just noticed that Edhat's new site requires login to Comment, and JavaScript to see pix. In the hope of a tiny extra margin of safety and freedom from aggressive ads I routinely browse logged out of all sites and with JavaScript OFF in Firefox. Doing so on the new Edhat made the site look very different. I like the new "slideshow" for multiple images in a post, but also hadn't noticed before that even logged in with JavaScript on, I only saw one pic until clicking on the arrows or the little dots top-right. Everyone else has probably already figured this out, but having been off flying to Denver and back I thought maybe others hadn't yet noticed.

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