The headwater comes from the Columbia Glacier some 70 km south. In full flood the falls are among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains. The Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholes are created by the sheer force of the rushing water carrying sand and rock. We were there towards the end of a long dry spell and they were still an extremely impressive site. We revisited the falls on the way from Jasper to Canmore, after 24 hours of rain but the light was poor. On that return visit most of the rock to the right and all to the left was covered in water.
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Georges (11185) 2003-10-27 12:47
Cadrage magnifique, un effet d'ombre sur la montagne qui fait resortir tout son relief et une cascade qui prise de coté donne toute la splendeur de cette photo.
Rockyboy (20598) 2003-10-27 13:10
I have been also there this year... but your picture seem better than mine! There was so many people that I have the hand of another potagraph on it...
RobBrown (1789) 2003-10-27 14:36
A cracking picture you capture the power of the fall well and the distnt view of the mountain give a good sense of balance, notes are good and informative, maybe a spot of brightening and sharpening but not much would be worth trying.
Une image fendante vous capturez la puissance du puits de chute et la
vue de distnt de l'élasticité de montagne un bon sens de
l'équilibre, notes êtes bon et instructif, peut-être une tache de
l'éclairage et de l'affilage mais pas beaucoup serait intéressant
emax (919) 2003-10-27 17:02
Great sight. Good composition between the cascade and the mountain. I cannot decide that what's give more sense to the photo, or the cascade or the mountain? Maybe the cascade it's croped to much?
michelepa (10) 2003-12-24 7:24
Lindo!!! A combinação de nuvens, montanha, água e árvores foi espetacular. Sua foto só fez aumentar mais a vontade de conhecer as belezas do Canadá.
allotfy (1525) 2003-12-28 17:03
Very nice shot and perfect angle you used in this shot .. the water looks great with the rocks
rabani (9645) 2004-05-27 19:54
You have all the elements of a great photo of this scenery here.The Rocky Mountains out back with the forest hugging its skirts,the whites of the rapids and the details on the rock and forgiving light and a little dramatic sky framing the scenery. All of this well exposed. Great work Keith and thank you.
NellyD (1872) 2006-11-17 13:07
Ah, the rockies, what can I say......WOW!
I' ve been there on my vacation in may this year en visited Athabasca falls too. And you have made a magnificent photograph of it. It's just beautiful and your point of view is great. The way you've captured the falling water, makes me almost hear it again :-) Together with the beautiful mountain in the background, the trees and the lovely sky makes a great composition. I like it very much. Thanks for sharing this!
npecanhuk (53901) 2009-03-25 3:57
I really like this one!
The composition is excellent and the true highlight in this image!
Sharpness is pretty adequate and gives a painting-like feeling to the picture! Exposure is correct, colors are soft, as well as light and I like that in this one!
Well chosen pov! A terrific landscape!
TFS - Congratulations!
- Copyright: Keith Taylor (Keitht) (1274)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-26
- Camera: Canon EOS 50E, Canon 24-85 f/3.5-f/4.5, Fuji Sensia 200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canadian Rockies Trip 2003
- Theme(s): Rivers, Mountains, World Heritage Sites Part III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-27 12:12
- Favorites: 1 [view]