I and perhaps many others have a preconceived notion that Glacier National Park is a place of varying grey colors, combining snow and ice and mountains. But Glacier is much more than grey. The ancient sea that existed here before the mountain uplift processes, left behind colorful sedimentary rocks, which are evident in this scene. Located at Sunrift Gorge off the Going to the Sun Road, are numerous waterfalls to discover. Yesterday's posting is the rock arch bridge supporting the Road, and the starting point of discovery of the Sunrift Gorge.
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Noel_Byrne (27000) 2013-10-05 8:19
I am fascinated by the colors in those stones, just like the ones I had in my fishtank as a kid, but no doubt much bigger. I never get to see stones of such varying colors in daily life here, and they do look superb. Great composition on the shot to include the waterfall as well, giving a great sense of life to the whole picture.
Thanks as always
lousat (81690) 2013-10-05 8:55
Hi Ray,beautiful capture of the colors of this gorge despite the difficult light,a jump in the nature made in a top class way,very well done!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
delpeoples (54693) 2013-10-05 18:41
Wow, what beautiful colours! In the thumbnail I thought they were Autumn leaves, but not so, they're wonderfully coloured stones. Excellent vertical frame and a very special sense of movement. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
kabel (1899) 2013-10-05 19:54
Hello Ray, as your image shows us this park has a lot of variety other than glaciers. Good pov, strong colors and good use of a vertical frame and thanks for the interesting notes,
ikeharel (62139) 2013-10-06 2:49
Good morning Ray,
You had found a beautiful perspective over this creek, managed to include the small cascade, and the narrow canyon the water flow through.
Yet, the most attractive element in this image are the multi-colors pebbles, just lay under the transparent stream.
Fine photojob done, depth, clarity and the light management.
Enjoy a nice Sunday,
mesutilgim (88536) 2013-10-06 4:24
What an amazing capture ! The colorfull pebbles under the water creates a perfect graphism.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (129368) 2013-10-07 8:49
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic place, excellent perspective, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
siudzi (34131) 2013-10-07 10:27
The intensive colors of these small stones created a truly unique and fantastic visual effect in the foreground. Like it a lot! Simple but well observed and executed scene. TFS.
serp2000 (41882) 2013-10-16 6:30
Simple but very interesting report. I like this idea when every creek or every valley transfigurate into the National Park, for example. It's good place for relax after concrete jungles.
Have a good day ahead!