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Spring Mountain Snow Melt

Spring Mountain Snow Melt
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro
Exposure: 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-07 7:00
Viewed: 3117
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As the snows slowly melt from the top of the mountain, they gently and slowly wend their way down the mountain building into a creek and the creek into stream, the stream to a river, then too a larger river and then into the ocean. Here you see Granite Mountain with snows almost completely melted at the top and below the stream which they have become. From 4300 feet down to the valley floor at 1700 feet. The fervent hope each year, is that the snows melt slowly over a 2 or 3 month period, thereby providing water evenly dispersed. If the melt down happens too fast, then the creeks become rivers and the rivers become torrents of water which flood roadways, alter than land and streams course, erode topsoil and take down large trees. Although unwanted by man, this is a natural happening about every 7-9 years. I have lived through 3 major floods, the last of which totally removed 2 miles of mountain road, when then had to be rebuilt at a cost of 8 million dollars. An odd mixture of nature, the natural cycles and the influx of humans into the last frontier of the United States.

Granite Mountain pictured with the Kettle Valley and Empire creek below. Firs, pines and aspen are counted among many others as the creek slowly passes by.

gerbilratz, ellis49, uleko, Luis52, CeltickRanger, nglen, jusninasirun, Adanac, Silvio2006, fartash, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-03-07 7:29]

Impressive photo Bob, nice to see that it is spring somewhere. And we have snow today...

Mighty fine mountain you got there Bob!!Good to see there are still wild places left....regards h

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-07 8:09]

Excellent shot of this fresh and cleansed mountain :-)
There's a lot to look at here! The vertical Pines, melting snow, raging stream, let alone the many colours in this photo!
All conserved in excellent detail and great clarity.
Very well done Bob.
Good to hear it's getting warmer over there!

Hi Bob,
I like this picture a lot.
It could be the good deep and the nice colours or the fine details or the nice lighting and mood.
Very nice.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-07 8:42]

Hi Bob,

There is so much to see in this shot that one has to study it to see it all. A marvelous composition with the creek, the green trees, the dead tree, and the mountain with the remnants of snow. Spring can't be too far away for you - or can it?


Hello Bob,
I enjoyed your landscape photos from your part of the world that goes side by side with the seasons! first, I saw the actural winter scenery and now begin to see spring coming in with the melting snow, soon I will enjoy your beautiful spring landscape then summer, I am looking forward to this changes!
many thanks for this sharing and the notes, BoB!
have a wonderful weekend, my regards to Jane too!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-07 10:21]

Hello Bob,
Beautiful view of this Granite mountain from a fine POV. I wonder if this is snow-covered now? I like the meadow and the creek at the bottom. Lovely colours although a little bit dark.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-07 10:23]

Hola Bob.
Bello paisaje el de hoy, debe ser agradable pasear por esos lugares y poder admirar en todo su esplendor las Montañas.
Muy interesante fotografia acompañada de bella nota.
Saludos Mi buen Amigo.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-07 10:59]

Hi Bob

Once again a great, well planned and executed composition, Great DOF and note.


hello Bob

lovely landscape composition of this mountain,
excellent POV and i love your vertical framing,
lovely nature scene of the image, i can smell the spring
on your image because i am going to be impatient to wait the spring,
here in Québec they are anoucing us more and more snows, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-07 12:32]

Hi Bob.Once again a good landscape picture of the mountain and forest. so many colours and detail. with good use of the lighting. well done TFS.
Have a good weekend my friend.

Hello Bob. Nice high angle view and I can sit there wathing those streams for hours. Pristine landscape and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-07 20:19]

Hello My friend,
This is a beautiful landscape you share with us today. The composition, colors and sharpness are all superb. We had a 100 year flood a few years back and now the new cottonwoods are starting to grow on the flood plain of the river. Thanks for sharing this fine scene with us Bob.

Hi Bob, splendid mountain landscape with wonderful colors, spring is coming, I like a lot great forest, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Dear Bob
What a wonderful scene you show us here,
Perfect compositio,lighting and POV,
Welldone my friend.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-08 15:56]

Hi Bob,what a beautifull place.I wish to be there to hear the sound of water and the bird's songs,great landscape,thanks for share,Luciano

Very interesting crop. It's a photo that one cannot look at just once. I want to keep looking - - - there's a sense of a meandering path leading into the depths of the shot.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-09 10:07]

Bob, Superb shot and what a landscape and excellent picture. Ganesh

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-11 10:12]

Hello Bob

A beautiful shot of the wonderful,wild,Washington scenery.
Well focused with very good details.
The lighting is excellent with very good natural colours.


Hi Bob,

The Spring mountain with almost no snow is impressive. The point of view leads our eyes towards the top of the mountain. The stream in the foreground and the tree are an asset to the composition. There is a good contrast between the colors. Have a nice day.


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