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Helmcken Falls

Helmcken Falls
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-04
Categories: River
Camera: Canon Powershot G2
Exposure: f/4, 1/251 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Waterfalls [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-15 0:21
Viewed: 6386
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
About a half a million years ago volcanos in this area erupted spewing lava throughout the valleys and exhisting river beds. The lava built up layer by layer and cooled into column like rocks.

During the last ice age, a few thousand years ago, silt laden water from melting glaciers carved the Helmcken canyon through the layers of lava. The Murtle river is still enlarging the canyon today.

Helmcken Falls is 141 meters tall. Compare that to the 50 meters of Niagara Falls.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To azulu: Thanks! You know the old saying....j_wyatt 1 01-18 19:50
To japie: It really helps when you have somethingj_wyatt 1 01-16 21:21
To scottevers7: Yes, it was awesome to see in person!j_wyatt 1 01-15 21:01
To Budha3: Thanks!j_wyatt 1 01-15 10:19
To coasties: Thanks! Sometimes you get a good shot.j_wyatt 1 01-15 10:17
To ornis: Thanks! It really was impressive to seej_wyatt 1 01-15 10:17
To JennHen: We were fortunate to see thisj_wyatt 1 01-15 10:12
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Wow, what a gorgeous water fall! The rolling water in the pool below is amazing. You captured this with great light and color. -Jenn

Impressive waterfall and water spray contrasting nicely with the deep green vegetation around. Not a place for people having a bad head for heights ;-) Well expressed feeling of that here. Well done, Julie.

Impressive waterfall Julie. You have done an excellent job with this capture. Great POV and outstanding subject. TFS

WOW!!Magnificent detail in this shot.What more could you say,just beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful shot! well framed with great color and sharpness. Must be spectacular to view in person. This is the next best thing.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-16 15:23]
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THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! This is you best one up yet and this is a great capture.

Well done and thanks for posting

Very impressive waterfalls, well composed and great colors.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-18 17:08]
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Hi Julie. Great shot. Good composition whith nice colours and sharpness . I love this photo. Congratulations.

This looks so nice. I wish I was there. I wonder though how it would have looked in portrait format, and POV firther down to the right.

Nature view at his best. Love this POV.
Very good shot. One word, WOW.



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