Good Evening. The Stawamus Chief is the second largest granite monolith in the world! This gigantic rock is not just for climbers; hikers can also enjoy spectacular views.
In order to see the details of this rock it helps to capture this rock face in late evening light.
For the longest time I kept hearing that you can see an Indian on this rock face. And besides that it is common among the folk in the town of Squamish that besides Indian Chief there is also a witch.
The view of the witch is not hard to find. Simply isolate the lighter rock tones and you can see the witch flying here.
To find the face of the chief it is a little bigger challenge for some. At the bottom of the frame just above the hydro wires and approx 1/3 in from the left is the base of the Indians nose. Keep in mind the mouth is not showing here. Look to isolate two rock faces...the one on the left is just the background to the face. That angled line cutting between the rock face from the left to the right is the side view profile of the Indians face. He is looking towards the left in the frame. Just under the hand of the witch is the shape of an eye. The edged line cutting through the mid section of the witch is the extended eyebrow of the Indian. If you cannot see the Indian please see the workshop where the face profile is highlighted.
If you are interested in more details about this rock face you can find more here. Enjoy. More views from the top of this mountain next.
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Valerka (8171) 2007-11-13 21:46
Interesting associations, and, no doubts, a very impressive photo with good colours.
macondo (18623) 2007-11-14 2:42
Your shot makes this monolith seem truly gigantic. The exposure is terrific and the cloud drifting by softens the sharpness and hardness of the rock, as well as giving us a sense of the height of the peak. I found the witch without problem but had to go to the WS to see the chief! At least I can now see the meaning of your title.
Good shot and interesting notes.
Cormac (26563) 2007-11-14 7:45
NIce close in view of the Chief - with some incredible detail there. That small cloud hanging off the surface on the right adds a lot to the image, making the mountain seem even higher, reaching the clouds. Nicely done!
zeca (19762) 2007-11-14 7:49
Its another beautiful view form BC, Paul. Thanks for sharing this and its nice note. I like the greatness of this rocks, making the trees so little details. The cloud is a plus.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-11-14 8:06
The subdued light here really makes the detail in the rock show up. The cloud really provides additional interest. Well done and thanks for pointing out the chief.
carper (96) 2007-11-14 8:17
very interesting shot here Paul,
I had to look a few times but I saw them, good pov, fine atmosphere, good composition fine quality, good photojob, have a good evening.
gneufeld (15890) 2007-11-14 9:29
Neat - have been by that place numerous times and never saw this before. Very good shot and excellent explanation. Tks for sharing. Gerald
singuanti (15250) 2007-11-14 18:24
Hi Paul. I'm afraid I can't see the Indian but it's still a beautiful sight. The cloud hanging in at the above right adds so much. The textures and sharpness are both top notch here. tfs Mr. Paul!
Merline (0) 2007-11-16 6:42
Hi Paul, I had to look a bit and the ws helped. I like this close-up view of the rocks, lovely to see so many details of it against the dark sky and the lush greens. I am in love with granite...could watch it for hours, always bring some at home:-)
Very beautiful, great pespective.
danielswalsh (13599) 2007-11-19 20:59
It's kind of embarrassing how long it took this fellow British Columbian to find the famed Indian Chiefs face, but now that I know it Paul- (you're right) I'll spot it every time!
I have to be honest- it's not the most exciting of a shot- but then again- could you have taken it any other way and told the same story- no. So with that being said- good one.
All the best,
- Dan (22 days)