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Glacial Moraine Dam

Glacial Moraine Dam
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Mountain
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 0:29
Viewed: 3657
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again this is more about information than it is about stellar light and composition. The tranquil turquoise waters of this the 3rd Joffre Lake where we were camped used to have the terminus of the Matier Glacier (extreme top center) in the lake itself. Recent warming trends have caused this glacier to recede a fair distance above the lake; leaving an interesting moraine dam in it's retreat.
Glaciers are always on the move in their slow yet unrelenting pace; taking rocks and other debris with it in their downward decent.
Some of such debris gets pushed to the side as the glacier continues to carve it's path, leaving an interesting ridge of rocky moraine.

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I love this composition Tim, you have taken it with the feeling that it's like the viewer looking through the trees at this wonderful scenery.
Shame its a dead tree on our right and not a nice lush green tree like the others but we cannot have it all our own way otherwise these beautiful scenes would not get seen if we did not take the photo.
Beautiful lighting and colour, detail is fantastic. Wonderful image

New Zealand

Hi Tim. Well composed photo of this alpine lake. The split into 3 using scree slopes, water and trees. Great result. Murray.

nice colors with the intense snow white at the top. good focus nice lighting.

Hello Tim,
Your note describe the geological terrain of the glaciers former path nicely. The photo itself is a well composed shot, alot to take in and view.

This one is beautifully framed and well composed.
The colors are gorgeous.

Very much appreciate the picture story of this action taking place. You are a commentator as well as an epic photographer.

Evergreen State US

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-21 11:27]

Hello Tim

What a beauty for post #300.Congratulations.The composition is wonderful with excellent colour saturation.The exposure is spot on.Excellent clarity with sharp details.TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-21 20:34]

Thanks Tim,
Beautiful scene well captured, good note. Are those trees on the left of the moraine ridge, it always amazes me that trees grow in such a harsh environment with little soil.

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