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Swiftcurrent trail #6

Swiftcurrent trail #6
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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: 2007-07-24
Categories: Mountain, River
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Glacier National Park July 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-08-02 9:10
Viewed: 3395
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Redrock falls in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. About a mile and a half up from the end of the road, the Swiftcurrent River falls over some outcroppings of red rocks. I believe the red is argillite (A rock that can be seen in two forms in the park -- the red contains oxidized iron, the green contains unoxidized iron). In addition the park contrains beige/grey/brown rocks that are typically limestone or dolomite, and black rocks composed of magma that usually intruded between bands of white marble called the Purcell SillSource.

PP: A contrast adjustment, resize and frame.

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It is too bad that you got some burnout in the water. Have you tried exposing on the mid greens in the same light then recomposing... or expose on the waterfall and compensate up +1 or +2? Check for "blinkies" and compensate and brackett. You can then combine the images on the computer. Is that some kind of ghosting or flare right in the center of the image?
I like the strong foreground and the color is exactly as I remember it. I think you could get even closer to the foreground rocks with that lens.

Evelynn : )

Hi mike,

A nice image of of the Redrock Falls, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Mike,
I still regret I didn't walk that mile and a half up the road. It does look like a great place for some photo ops. The stong colored rock in the FG does look wonderful, however I do feel it is slightly blocking the view to the falls. A pity about the flare and the slight OE spots in the water. I think this would be a better place to visit later in the day.

Hi Mike,
Lovely view of the falls and this rugged terrain. Nice comp, colors, details, and sense of depth to this scene.
Well done & have a Great weekend!

Hello Mike,
What a beautiful landscape, and what a nice way to see it through your lens!
Image is well composed, as the main diagonals are leading my eye to the waterfall, good foreground interest and a fine feeling of depth...
Impressive details and the colours are like we expect from Nikon!
Pablo -

Great capture of the scene to the south of us (Waterton) - must be the same strate as in our Red Rock Canyon.

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