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Wokkpash hoodoos

Wokkpash hoodoos
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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: 2007-08-28
Categories: Mountain
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, Cokin P120 Graduated Gray G1
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-10 21:07
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The famous Wokkpash hoodoos are one of those places where it's one thing to see photos of them or read about them, but quite another to actually be standing in their presence.
This was the highlight of day two of our 7 day Wokkpash loop backpacking trip. Wokkpash creek has now narrowed into more of a canyon with these hoodoos stretching along both sides for a few kilometers until Wokkpash Lake is reached.
We spent a couple hours here and I alone took over 50 photos of this magnificant area. Good thing I had alot of card space and spare batteries.
A Cokin P120 grad filter was used here to help even out the exposure.
As luck would have it, we began hiking later in the day than was planned, but in the end we found this wonderful side lighting from the setting sun which I've never seen before in any previous photos I've researched.

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Hi Tim
Dramatic shot and well composed with the meandering diagonal stream bed. Great choice on the filter - it really makes the sky pop. Unusual color pallette. The shot makes me wish I were there.


Hi Tim
Wow, Another great landscape. You always seem to visit such amazing places and you captured this one Vary well. I really like this one. once agene great job!!!

Hi Tim,

What a beautiful landscape. The river which flows by the ravine gone with beautiful natural colours. The sun is highlighted some mountains on the horizon. Great. Good POV. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-11 1:00]

Wonderful cloudy sky and nice composition/

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-09-11 4:12]

Hi Tim
this place seems to be out of this world..
good DOF, POV, sharpness and colors, the use of the filter was a good choice and the result is fine..
well done.

Hi Tim

What a great place to go hiking in. I have never heard about this area. It is an amazing rock structure that the lighting shows up really well. Great composition.


AHA....there is the classic BillyGoat style!
Wonderful colors - great composition - excellent curves. Welcome back!

Entirely different than any other places I have seen. Very geologically active at one time and left unusual footprints. A striking picture and again it must have been a fun trek.

Encore un paysage grandiose et impressionnat, magnifique composition.

This looks like quite a wilderness Tim. I like the way the river and canyon curves into the distance. It certainly has interesting topography. The side light is nice. It is a sharp and well exposed image. Thanks for sharing yet another place we've missed in our travels in BC!!!

Evelynn : )

This area of land has a moon like quality to it. The odd color water and the eerie lighting creates an image very interesting to look at! Thanks for sharing Tim!


Hi Tim,
I first thought I was looking at a old lava flow. But its seems that the river has created these wonderful shapes. This is surely an awesome place to see on a photo, but I am sure standing there would make me speachless of scale and beauty. The composition is very good, where you just left a little path to lead the eye into the valley. The depth in this photo is enormous.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-11-02 16:15]

Hi Tim!
Wow, this is some valley! Just look at those rocks! It looks like something frozen in ice. Really surrealistic, although it is as natural as can be!
I would not mind at all to hike in this area, it looks fantastic!


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