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Helmken Falls

Helmken Falls
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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: 2010-06
Categories: River
Camera: Sony A700, Sony 16-80 mm f:3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-27 17:22
Viewed: 3411
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia:

Helmcken Falls is a 141 m (463 ft) waterfall on the Murtle River within the Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. The protection of Helmcken Falls was one of the major causes for the development of Wells Gray Provincial Park.

The falls are named for John Sebastian Helmcken, a physician with the Hudson's Bay Company who helped bring British Columbia into Canadian Confederation, but who never actually saw the falls himself.

Helmcken Falls owes its foundation to the deposits of volcanic rock in the Wells Gray-Clearwater volcanic field that were placed down in the wide valley of the Murtle River. Layer upon layer of fresh lava created flat areas, over which enormous floods flowed during the last ice age. These floods shaped the upright cliff in the lava flows over which the river now flows. The volcanic eruptions shaped the region and gave it its remarkable morphological features.

Technical Notes:

This is a 5 shot vertical pano using a Gitzo Traveller Tripod. Stitched together using Arcsoft Panorama Maker 5.0

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Hi Tim,

Amazing scene! Beautiful natural colours, dynamism and POV! This really is a unique upload, seems like heaven :).
I like the inclusion of the trees in the FG, adds a lot of interest to this already intriguing shot. Well captured.


Hi Tim.
Impressive landscape and beautiful photo with very good composition and nice colours.
Regards, Christodoulos

Hi Tim,
what a spectacular picture of the falls. Great colours. I almost hear the sound! Thanks for interesting note, too.

Hello Tim!
Amazing waterfall. Amazing place and landscape. Good perspective. Very good vertical format.
Dynamic effect.
Interesting photographer's note.
Good luck!

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