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Swiftcurrent Lake peaks

Swiftcurrent Lake peaks
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-08 11:19
Viewed: 3754
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Morning light on this peak across Swiftcurrent Lake from the Many Glacier Hotel. I thought the details where amazing on the clear morning. The ranger told us about the horizontal band of darker rock across the range that demonstrates a volcanic period and the evidence of the heat from that layer can be seen in how the adjacent rock has been cooked white. (I wish I could remember more, but perhaps some geologists will help us out.)

A day and a half before this photo was taken there was a bit of snow in the higher elevations. Remnants can be seen in the shady side of the mountain.

At the very bottom of the shot you can see the boat dock on the far side of the lake. There is a boat that runs from the hotel dock across the lake that can be used as a short cut to Grinnell lake. It was an amazing lake and I'll be posting some shots from that trip next.

PP: Noise filter, resize, frame, and unsharpm mask.

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Hello Mike,
nice landscape, lovely colors gives a great atmosphere.
A place for realxing minds.
Well done and TSF.


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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-09-08 12:28]

Hi Mike,

Beautiful landscape, looks like a lovely place to be.
Colours are great, very sharp, great to look at.
Thanks for sharing this.

Greetings, Nel

SUPERB !!! Masive picture, nice coulors and composition. Good scale and DOF. Picture a bit grainy.

PC :)

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-09-08 14:54]


Sharp .. well taken photo.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-08 16:13]

Buenas Noches Mike,
Una gran montaña, donde reconocemos que somos muy pequeños, un disparo muy bonito, excelente POV... saludos

Helli Mike,
This is an awesome mountain, which you capture very well and convey its impressive appearance!
Well composed image with superb colours and fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Mike,
Now that is one big hunk of rock! I love the clarity and sense of depth here. Overall composition looks great. Amazing clear blue skies.

Hi Mike,
I'm catching up after a weekend of almost no Internet. You got some really stunning photos from Glacier, Looks like the time of season was much better when I was there. Looks like the lighting at Glacier is even harsh in the morning. But you controlled it well. Maybe a tad more contrast in the rock paer, but for the rest excellent.

Hi Mike,

A good POV of the Swiftcurrent lake Peaks, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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