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Helmcken Falls

Helmcken Falls
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Copyright: Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-22
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Canada vacation 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 13:01
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Spending this day in Wells Gray Provincial Park, we visited several falls there. Helmcken Falls was the first one we came across during our hike.
The roaring sound of the water plunging into the deep was overwhelming and the view of this fall was a spectaculair one!
Underneath the waterfall was a big chunk of ice, still left over from the winter.

Here is some more information about it:

Helmcken Falls is a waterfall on the Murtle river. The falls are the fourth highest in Canada with a 141 metre drop.
This is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, as well as one of the most powerful waterfalls on the North American continent as well. Based on a scale conceived by Greg Plumb, author of the book A Waterfall Lovers Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Helmcken Falls is probably in the top 5, behind the likes of Niagara and Yosemite Falls. The falls are viewed from a perch over 175 meters feet above the canyon floor. During the winter, a massive 60m tall cone of ice forms around the base of the falls, no doubt one of the most interesting spectacles around.

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bonsoir NELLY
comme je vois assez nouvelle sur TN, mais jolie photo, belles couleurs , jolis détails
amitiès et merci du partage

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-15 13:16]

Hello Nel,
Beautiful place and capture.POV,framing,lighting and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2006-10-15 13:24]

Hey Nel
Very nicw landscape,Perfect composition,
nice colors,Excellent.
I'll come back later :-)


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-15 14:03]
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Hi Nel.
Splendid place.Must it exist experience state here and see and hear fall here oodles waters.Perfect composition and very good POV.Fine light.I like it,good work!
Thank you and greetings

Precioso salto de agua que has captado de forma estupenda.
Bonita panorámica y el marco con que has rodeado la imagen = los árboles.
Saludos, JL.

I love Wells Grey for the waterfalls. The cloudy day here really helped make for even exposure.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-15 14:46]

Gorgeous place and a nice composition



Wanderfull and amazing place and a very good POV.
Best regards,

Hoi Nel,
Wat een super spectaculaire waterval. Het lijkt wel alsof er achter de waterval nog een hele ruimte is. Prachtige kleuren en super controle over de belichting. Heb je toevallig ook nog een opname van dichterbij?

Hello Nel,
This is a very strange rock formation, probably formed by the water over the years...
Image is well composed with good forground interest, and the trees give some scaling for an idea about the height!
Pablo -

Hoi Nel, mooie waterval het lijkt wel of er een grot achter is.
Goede compositie en mooie doortekening in het groen van de bomen.

Gr. Jack

What a waterfall. the volume is amazing and the rock formation it has cut is really surprising and shown well here.

It must be really something in the spring melts with all the melt water running through.


Hi Nel,
what cascades impressive! I like the snow in its feet.
Good POV,

Bonjour Nel,
quelle beauté cette cascade. Il manque toute fois quelque chose...: le son ! :o) Le bruit aux abords d'une telle chute doit être assourdissant d'autant qu'elle se trouve encaissée dans une sorte de gouffre.
Très belle photo, très belle composition. (Je préfère celle ci à celle au plan plus serré).
Merci du partage,
Moustique :o)

What a GREAT composition; years of wear and tear has probably gifted us with this spectacular landscape.
The photograpy is of A-1 type.
The lighting, the clarity, the focusing, the contrasts of well controlled colours are of exceptional quality.
You could EASILY enlarge this one to a poster size frame.
TFS. Congratulations. Regards, Mario.

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