It's hard to believe my visit to Glacier is going on 3 yrs now. My memories are so vivid that I can almost smell the pines, hear the whisper of the wind and feel the cool clean air in my face.
I took hundreds of pictures while I was there. I lost a bunch when my old microdrive crashed, but still came home with a nice collection. I keep kinda busy most of the time, so it seems I get a few loaded, get busy and then don't get back for some time. So now, between shooting, I go back and look at what I didn't post and see so much, I could probably choke the system :-)
This view is from the Pigeon Pass Trail. I only hiked a few miles of the trail, but what I did hike was so wonderful, I almost cannot find the words to describe it. I picked up the trail not far from my camp in the Sunrise area. The trail follows the shore of St. Mary Lake on the easter front of the mountains. As you make your way along the lake you pass a number of streams and and chasms. One of the more remarkable spots along the way is Barring Falls, not huge, not very dramatic, but cool, sparking clear water rushes by on it's way to the lake. Following the way eventually brings you to St Mary's falls, which is one of the prettiest sights I've ever seen. They are not huge, but they are situated in a deep gorge at the head of the lake and offer an outstanding photo op for anyone who ventures this way. The trail contiues on many miles from here, but to be honest, I can't manage much more than 10-15 miles and I was about to the point where the round trip would be that much, so I made St Mary's Falls my turning point.
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Salva (41) 2007-03-09 23:05
Very nice view, excellent photo, the green looks beautiful.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-03-09 23:10
Beautiful Landscape..and very good POV..A place which looks alike a dream and I would be ecstatic to a camping here..!!!Its a dream place for a dream holiday..!!
Great5 shot..!!however I find some colour orientation problem here so have tried a WS for you..
Hope you like it..!!
rakeshgupta (2672) 2007-03-10 1:50
As you describes about this shot, it is wonderful place certainly. It reminds me about Himalayas and also remindes for the next early visit to Himalaya.
The sharp peaks are just amazing. Beautiful lush surrounding are a must to sit here for atleast 2-3 hours.
Good composition and grea notes.
kmarscher (2887) 2007-03-10 9:59
I appreciate the enthusiasm of your note and the breathtaking view. This park is defintately on my list! The workshop is quite educational in terms of pumping up the color orientation. This is a great post.
gunbud (34066) 2007-03-12 13:13
Beautiful light you have caught in this magnificent mountain landscape. The clorls and details are excellent and the sky with its many patters makes the perfect backdrop to this beauty.
rabani (9645) 2007-04-11 23:52
Wonderful note Ned. I got it, you are so in tuned to your hike with full senses wide open and perky.Then again with a landscape like this, who wouldn't. A really wonderful vista you have here Ned. Running wide and expansive. I could even feel the quiet afternoon solitude, provided by the ambiance of this place.
quantabeh (5205) 2007-10-27 14:57
Nice image, very well composed, showing this gorgeous scenery.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85 MM f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, UV
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: A Weekend in Montana
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-09 22:57