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    These are called the Lower Falls and are 308 feet tall. They provide a majestic view during any season. Close-up the sound is deafening. At this distance, there is a marvelous silence and only the wind can be heard. There is also an Upper Falls. However, the names Upper and Lower came from whether the falls were up river or down river and had nothing to do with the height of the falls. Actually, the Upper Falls are much shorter than the Lower Falls and not very scenic.



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    Default Re: The Lower Falls

    Now that's just beautilful.


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    Thank you. I am partial to that scene and I visit there about twice a year trying to catch the scene with different lighting and seasons.
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    Default Re: The Lower Falls

    Very nice, Bob! I have a soft spot for scenic mountainscapes. This is a beaut!

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    Very beautiful, E.B. I have to tell a story. When I was a little kid, my 'Nana' had one of those Viewmasters (remember those stereo viewers with disk shaped slide thingys?). She had several...what would you call them, disks? One was Yellowstone, one was Niagra Falls, another Yosemite, one of the California Redwoods, etc. I'd spend hours looking at them, and one of the shots was of this waterfall. Fell in love with it then, glad to see that its still looking great!
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    Very beautiful E.B. I always enjoy your photos. I 'borrowed' your 'Accidental Landscape' for my desktop. Hope ya don't mind.
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    Thank you. If I have a choice, I always go for the mountains myself.
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    I do remember those viewers. Wow, that was a long time ago. Back to the Lower Falls though, if you ever visit there, look for the path down to the bottom of the falls. You can get some spectacular shots from there. I don't go down there any more now that I'm traveling with cats because I'd be leaving them alone for too long.
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    Thank you. No, I don't mind. I just don't like to see them reposted for public viewing or printed, which is why I only post low resolution images. If you liked that image, tomorrow I'll be posting an image that I did intend as a landscape that incorporates some of the same area and a little over a week from now I'll be posting my two favorite images from this expedition. I think they're very special.
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    Thanks E.B. Looks like I'll have a good supply of desktops now
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    Been quite a while since I got down their. Glad to see they still look great. Wish I had more gas money these days, so much to see and take photos of here. I should be getting into Glacier sometime in the next 3 weeks, bunch of family coming from back east, time to play tour guide again

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    Thank you. Yep, the falls are still there. Nice that you're going to be enjoying Glacier again. I always enjoyed spring there when you can still see a lot of snow on the mountains and all of the little water falls are running strong. The Road to the Sun is always a pleasure, particularly before all the summer tourists get there. I think it's been a couple of years or more since I've been through there.
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    Hi Bob -

    Great image of the Falls - Haven't been there since I was about 14 but I sure do remember it! Spectacular! You've really captured it very nicely, keep up the fine work, I always enjoy your images and remarks.
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    Wow i would love to see it from where you were standing... you describe it beautifully. The image speaks for itself also.
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    EB,
    Once again you've had no trouble keeping the highlights from blowing out! Most of the pics of the falls i've seen are without snow.Nice to see a different take on a popular subject.
    Looking forward to your grand finale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E B View Post
    I think it's been a couple of years or more since I've been through there.
    Yeah, you'd think living a half hour from the West Glacier entrance, I'd get there more.

    Jim

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    This is a very nice image, indeed! Thanks you for posting your images. I see that you like muted colors and sharp finish. For me they are too sharp. But this is just for me.

    Good luck!
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    Thank you. I try to find out a little bit about whatever I'm photographing so I can fit it into some context in my mind.
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    Thank you. I've always been a little surprised that I haven't seen any water lovers such as kayakers on that river. Maybe I just haven't checked the quieter parts of the river though.
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    Thank you. Yes, it looks a little different during the cold season. A lot less tourists to navigate through as well. The grand finale is still more than a week away but I think it does live up to the subject matter.
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    Ah the mountain beauty you capture is a breath of adventure , that few people see. cheers Pete
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    Well, not necessarily. The summer tourists buzz around like flies and half of them have difficulty with some of the roads in the park so it's not a good time then. The first snow falls close the high park roads quickly so the best windows to visit in are very narrow.
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    Thank you. I certainly do like the adventure and I do try to immerse myself in it by living in a tent near my subject matter. Still, most everyone could see it that wants to. It's just a matter of making the decision to do it on your next vacation.
    Good shooting,
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    Thank you. The colors are as accurate as I could make them. I'm trying to portray the subject just as you would see it with your eyes if you visit there so I stay away from super saturation unless that is what nature is presenting me. I do like sharp images. Interesting that you mention that because since I started using the super high grade lenses I've reduced my sharpening slightly in post processing.
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