The Angara Dam near Bratsk, impounds the Angara River, the only stream exiting Lake Baikal. Bratsk is several hundred kilometres downstream of Irkutsk. The road goes across the top of the dam, beneath the Trans Siberian Railway, on the very top. From Wikipedia:
"The Bratskaya power plant is one of the largest in the world (ca. 4,500 MW), and the corresponding Bratsk Reservoir (shown here) is the largest artificial lake in the world. It's dam is 160 meters high. The Irkutskaya power plant has a power of 660 MW."
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snunney (97639) 2008-03-27 2:10
A good capture of this power station that puts it in the context of the surrounding countryside. The diagonal placing of the road and the speeding cars add dynamism to the scene. Pleasing soft light and colours.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-03-27 2:12
Spectacular view with attractive diagonal composition, colours and lights are beautiful. Perspective is great, superb impression, Have a nice day
Paolo (41222) 2008-03-27 2:23
Hi Chris, beautiful one, interesting as all the other 'cause it captured a part of the world with few tourists!
good POV and quality too.
smartcat (835) 2008-03-27 2:24
Another very nice shot from East Siberia. Gorgeous places, TFS!
It is more easy for inhabitant of St. Petersburg or Moscow to go to France or Germany than to Baikal or Russian Far East :)
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-03-27 2:55
Good composition! Very nice colors and lights!
dip (23888) 2008-03-27 3:32
good POV and beautiful green tones in the foreground,
well framed and composed!
carper (96) 2008-03-27 5:01
a fine shot of this Dam Chris,
the lines are good, the balance is nice and I like this shot out your serie, gpopd photo job here, have a nice day.
Cormac (26565) 2008-03-27 7:42
Great shot! I like the strong diagonal composition in this, with the road cutting across the frame. The close in view of the grass on the right makes this seem very realistic too. Well done!
UnTrained (0) 2008-03-27 9:15
good angle for a dynamic impression by the "V" from the road and the cliff. I like the good clear grass on the foreground slope and that nice mixture of green and rock. Excellent ending road in the corner of the capture.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
parbo (11092) 2008-03-27 18:17
Your well chosen POV includes many parts for creating excellent depth especially with diagonal layouts of road and canal. Harsh green, dark water and sky are completes your scene in very good colors and sharpness. Congratulations.
noborders (1010) 2008-03-28 1:42
An interesting photo, showing a city in the far... You are sometimes climbing high to show us the best POV !
Tue (35420) 2008-03-28 14:28
Good view of the dam and the landscape. I find the hill very well placed diagonally in the foreground and I like the rest of the composition too. The colours are appealing too, the green in particular.
pablominto (53746) 2008-03-30 0:23
A fine point of view and an interesting landscape!
Impressive hydro-electric powerplant...
Good diagonal lines in the composition, rich colours and fine details!
mumek (20202) 2008-04-03 17:24
I like the high grass in the foreground. Nice landscape from the Bratsk, good natural colours. As usual very interesting and informative note. Thanks for sharing