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The Mighty Milk River

The Mighty Milk River
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-22
Categories: River
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 6:37
Viewed: 10519
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Milk River

Don't let this serene section of the Milk River fool you. Upstream the river is full of rocks, narrow channels, and a few rapids. Through Writing On Stone Provincial Park, the river begins to straighten out and become a pleasant river to canoe. The source of the Milk River begins in the mountains in northern Montana and then enters Alberta for about 385 km before heading south and joining up with the Missouri River. Eventually it joins up the the Mississippi and ends up in the Gulf of Mexico. Most other rivers in Western Canada end up north in the Hudson's Bay.

Hand held.

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Hello Janice,
Interesting content and note. Maybe it is called the Milk river 'cause it doesn't end north in the Hudson bay but going south and thus coming from 'white' Canada...I think this doesn't make sense:-).
Well done. Beautiful light. I like these rocks in combination with the green grass.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-27 7:08]

Hi Jane,
Beautiful landscape.Looks like a painting.POV,lighting,colors and composition are excellent.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-27 7:48]

Hello Janice,
A great landscape showing a quiet stretch of a river, the Milk River, that I knew nothing of until I saw this and read your note. The lighting perspective and the composition are great. Seeing this fine view and reading your informative note has made me richer!
Thank you!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-27 7:55]
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Hi Janice , a very nice landscape , with good composition color and warm lighting. a very nice view of beautiful southern Alberta , thanks for sharing it

Hello Janice,
This looks like a nice river to do some tubing or kayking
very nice colors.. Well done


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-06-27 10:34]

Hello Janice,

A beautiful capture of this superb landscape. Excellent POV. Superb light on the rocks faraway. Excellent contrast with the rocks area and the river in the shadow in the foreground. Beautiful colours. A very peaceful picture.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-27 17:55]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful scene well captured with great colors, depth of field and focus. Love the lighting here Janice, nice image of the upperreaches of the big muddy. Thanks Janice

Hello Janice,
This section is good enough to enjoy the beautiful Mill river with it's natural surrounding!
the golden lighting here is awesome with good displayed of light and shadows!
I loved this very much and many thanks
best regards

Hi Janice,
This is a beautiful shot, and i love your short and crisp note.
Very well done.

Hi janice,
So that's were the milk is comming from. I thought it came from the grocery store.
The rocks in this photo are as beautiful as the entire photo. The rocks also show what the river can look like with high water. This river must originate on the west of the great devide othewise it would have ended up in Hudson's bay.
I love the late sun in this photo. Since you were standing in the shadow, the eye is drawn into the photo toward the light.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-07-09 21:20]

Good morning, Janice

I have discovered this picture early this morning before I start work. I usually go through some galleries on TN to find a serene picture that would help me to find my way through a day of hard work. This morning, I would like to follow the marvellous meanders of the Milk River, absorbing the smooth light reflecting on its surface and looking at the delightful shapes of the rocks hedging its banks... It's hard to leave it and to say goodbye to the delicate and melancholic sky.

Kind regards


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