It has been far too long since my last post (several pretty killer images of GNP) and I figured I would do what I could to make up for it by dropping several images from my trip through Glacier National Park. As mentioned in previous posts, it rained almost the entire time I was there but what few, usable images I was able to capture are among my most cherished.
Captured at Two Medicine Lake, I snagged this image after a particularly spirited conversation with my father regarding the origins of species. As I’m sure you can imagine, it was quite the conversation and one where I think we both walked away with a more enlightened view of the other’s take on their worldview. It is rare that my father and I have conversations like these. And, as a result, it is one that I am grateful for having had the chance to do so under these incredible conditions.
With regard to the image, this is a five shot HDR image that was captured just in the nick of time, as shortly after capturing this image, storm clouds swooped in and dumped yet more rain onto an already soaked landscape. Regardless – the sun gave us it’s last hurrah and I was lucky enough to have been in the right place at the right time to freeze it forever in time.
Bearhat Mountain is quite a site to behold – particularly just after sunrise. The glacial lake surrounding Bearhat is known for its unique turquoise color as a result of ‘glacier flour’ – rock flour.
A beautiful site to behold, I was particularly moved by the clouds behind the mountain and to the right of frame. On this smaller, ‘bite sized’ JPEG, their distance makes it difficult to get a sense of how incredibly high up we were but when looking at the 36 megapixel full sized RAW file, it is something to behold – I can assure you.
Racing against the storm clouds intent on raining on my parade, I came to Triple Falls with but moments left before an – aforementioned – fog swept through the landscape blanketing the area with fog so dense it was all we could do to see a few feet in front of us. This image consists of 4 images stitched together in photoshop. This means that the full-rez tiff file is gargantuan!
Captured at the trail of the cedars – on the far eastern edge of Pacific Northwest’s temperate rainforest, this waterfall is tucked away along the rather quick and easy trail near the end of the hike. A little cheery on the top of an already delicious ice cream Sunday that is the Trail of the Cedar’s at GNP.
Finally, I had to finish with a few shots of the crew that graced me with their presence. My loving and amazing father and my bad ass brother. Just before yet another storm swept in, we captured only one image with the three of us together looking off into the distance all cool like. I like it, what can I say.