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#200 Calypso Cascades

Calypso Cascades
Wild Basin Area
Rocky Mountain National Park

When I saw image #200 approaching I came to a decision that this would be the place .. So when I had a day off I took the opportunity to walk up here and get another attempt at this place.

Luckily I arrived here before my bear encounter (see the note of my previous post) ...

Calypso Cascade is a mountainside of rushing water. The river breaks into a myriad of rushing channels traveling between the trees and boulders as they plummet down the mountainside and then reform lower down the mountain. A bridge crosses the first part of the cascade (where I am shooting form) .. then stops at a large boulder .. then a second bridge crosses the rest of the torrent. This is the one view up a channel of water that allows you to see the top of the mountain.

I have yet to figure out how to really present the place as a whole. At least that provides another reason to return. I always think about how such a powerful, loud, wet, cluttered place can be so peaceful ..

I chose this place for this image because it (like TE) is one of my favorite retreats from the real world .. and it is a place that I could not have photographed like this 200 images ago ... and hopefully a place I will see with even a better eye in another 100 posts .. a thanks to you all.

John

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