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Glacial Valley

Glacial Valley
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-28
Categories: Mountain, River
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85 IS, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-13 11:06
Viewed: 3180
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I mentioned in my last post that I would next show the Swiftcurrent Valley. This was taken from the Swiftcurrent Pass trail looking down the Swiftcurrent Valley at Upper and Lower Bullhead Lakes. If one were to continue down the valley and around the corner one would come to Red Rock Lake, Fishercap Lake and Swiftcurrent Lake and trail head. Next I will post what we saw on our return hike past upper Bullhead Lake.

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Very good composition.TFS


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-13 11:33]

Hi Evelynn

What a view. Beautifully composed scene with perfect DOF



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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-13 11:34]

Wonderful landscape, very natural colors, great composition, beautiful lake.

Hola Evelynn.
Genial PoV y estupendo paisaje.
Detalles, luz y muy acertada exposición.
Un cordial saludo, JL.


Great image,
I like the comp and the way it was framed out,
Very nice,



Well taken majestic shot, well composed, well taken.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-13 14:02]

Hola Evelynn,
precioso paisaje,
detalles y excelente pov,
gran disparo y hermosa realización.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-13 15:07]

Hi Evelynn

A great shot of a glacial ribbon lake (sometimes called finger lakes in the US). The shot also shows a superb example of a U shaped valley. A one time the lakes would have had straight edges and been one lake - material deposited by streams entering the lakes have created deltas - cutting the lake in half and on the near lake you can see it is going to happen on the left shore.


Hi Evelynn,
Very beautiful shot of this superb landscape. I like the composition ant your POV.


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-13 15:44]

Hi Evelynn,

Very nice point of view, I really like the depth of field ( F11 was a good choice), we can appreciate the landscapte from the front to the back with nice details and lovely natural colours. Well done!


Glacier is a beautiful park. Your image only support that supposition. Nice panoramic image showing its amazing grandeur.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-13 17:52]

Hola Evelynn.
Otra muy bella postal la que hoy nos presentas aqui de este hermoso valle. Debe ser agradable estar en esos lugares.
Saludos Evelynn.

Beautiful view of the valley Evelynn. There's really nothing I can say about the composition except that I like it. It has beautiful perspective. I did do a WS to adjust the levels some to really make it stand out. Hope you like it.

hello evelynn,
lovely landscape shot, the image looks like a 3d, well composed shot and fine pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

Wow Evelynn,
This is beautiful, what a place just stunning, excellent composition, well framed, stunning d.o.f, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-13 20:44]

What a beautiful shot of this magnificent valley. Love the composition and the colours are very natural. Looks very peaceful and serene, wish I could be there myself. Your landscapes photos are a thing of beauty. TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-14 2:38]
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Hi Evelynn

Jeee...i wonder why they call this Swiftcurrent Valley :)))
But it really does look breathtaking! The steep mountainsides create a rather narrow corridor for the wind to pass and therefore it speed is most likely very high.
The view here is gorgeous and the depth you managed to include is terrific! I really like the lake down there, too...it does "break" the colors and reflect the blue sky superbly.
Did you try any panoramas from up here?
Anyway, nice work and looking forward for your next postings, too!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Evelynn!

This is a beautiful mountain scenery. The point of view you have chosen and the rocky foreground give the spectator the impression to dive into the valley. This is very well seen and made. I also appreciate the wild aspect of that valley and the mountains, a place I would like to visit and to walk through.

Kind regards


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-14 19:58]

Hello Evelynn

A stunningly beautiful Alpine view.The lake is intriguing.It almost looks as if it falls away at the lower right corner.
The green is so deep and rich,I find that when I see greenery in photos this deep into the winter,I see it with a different eye,and it looks more lush,rich and green.
Lovely illumination.
I would love to be sitting on that ridge taking in that POV.


Hi Evelynn,
This would have been the perfect setting for the 10-20mm lens. You got a wide space, some FG interest and height all in one composition.
The view is spectacular and shows the beauty of Glacier perfectly. Is this also a glacial lake? The color seems darker than expected. Maybe its the reflection that causes this.

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