Fitzsimmons Creek is a large creek in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, having its origins at the Fitzsimmons Glacier. For half its length of approximately 10 kilometres, the creek courses a u-shaped glacial valley which separates two ski mountains of the Whistler Blackcomb resort, Blackcomb to the north and Whistler to the south.
Issuing onto the relative lowland of the Whistler Valley just adjacent to Whistler Village, the creek turns more northwest, flowing past the White Gold residential area and entering Green Lake just east of Mons.
Adjacent to the creek on the lowermost slopes of Blackcomb is the Whistler Sliding Centre, built for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which was co-hosted by Whistler and Vancouver. There is also a REALLY fun activity to be done over the creek on Whistler mountain. It's ziplining : http://www.ziptrek.com/whistler-canada . You fly over the creek at about 90km/h during 2100 feet...exhilarating!!!!
The creek, and Fitzsimmons Glacier and Mount Fitzsimmons, are named for Bob Fitzsimmons, who operated a small mine near the head of the creek.
This photo was taken lower than the skeleton/luge/bobsleigh track. Actually, it was shot just east of the whistler village.
have a good day!!
(Tomorrow, I celebrate my 4th year here, with my 100th post :P )
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macjake (70519) 2010-05-13 19:35
i've never been to this creek in whistler, but i can see why its such a great photo opp.
the 3 sec delay was long enough to give you that silk effect on the water, very elegant.
and you also have that excellent blue/purple sky.
very sharp and crisp too.
As for the hockey...yeah, i'm a huge fan.
follow it very closely.
the canucks were not good enough this year, chicago clearly identified vancouvers weaknesses. The canucks GM stated he has a 3 year plan, this was year 2. So, we'll see what happens.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-05-13 22:30
Tiens tu fais encore des photos, toi, je croyais que tu t'etais mis au pouponnage... ;-)
Une bonne interpretation du pount couvert, le file sur la riviere me plait beaucoup
Bonne journee JY
pauloog (11751) 2010-05-13 23:50
A fine view of the bridge with its colour matching the boulders.
A well chosen low point of view and a shutter speed thazt produces a wonderful milky presentation of the water.
delkoo (68) 2010-05-14 4:46
ces ponts couverts sont une specialité au Canada, et ici tu l'as parfaitement mis en valeur parun choix de vitesse lente qui donne un aspect laiteux à la riviere.
Sergiom (84603) 2010-05-14 6:41
Superbe ruisseau, bien saisi avec les 3 secondes d'exposition, lumière exceptionnelle.
La composition est parfaite.
npecanhuk (75812) 2010-05-14 6:53
That's a very attractive picture!
Wonderful effect in the running water!
Superb composition with that wooden bridge!
Sharpness, exposure and colors are very good features here too!
TFS - congratulations!
mvdisco (17794) 2010-05-14 7:20
Jolie présentation du petit ruisseau et son effet de mouvement, magnifique point de vue de ce pont couvert et un excellent focus...et profondeur de champ..
le pont couvert apporte un plus à ta composition..
Mes salutations et magnifique endroit..
Wanda1 (15142) 2010-05-17 23:13
The water is so nicely blurred as it flows over the stones so rapidly, and you got down nice and low. I like the soft light here as it lights up the trees and a few of the rocks. Wonderful bridge too, but I wonder if you could have left slightly more space on the right hand side and not have the bridge so close to the edge of the frame...
Congratulations for your 4 years!
Take it easy.
InasiaJones (31566) 2010-05-20 1:44
So you're back from the ROC. Hope you enjoyed your visit and that it was up to your expectations, despite the early spring season.
According to what I see here, there was plenty of light and movement to play with. I like the kick of light on the trees, the partly-lite-partly-shadowed bridge and the subtle sunset in the sky. The low point of view is a winner here.
So you aren't a separatist anymore, now that you have seen the Rockies, aren't you?... :-P)
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-02-02 2:46
I like the fact that you have managed to control the highlights in both, the water and the sky so well. Lovely effect on the water and a beautiful place...
bebbetto (40) 2011-02-16 2:40
I love these long exposures. Unfortunately they need always water in motion.