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Wow. You have a beautiful day there. I could never quite catch that cloudless moment.I took pictures at dawn, mid-day and sunset there at Wild Goose Island. It was my favorite scene in all of Glacier.
I much prefer having clouds (as long as they're not totally obscuring the mountains). The bright blue sky is a boring expanse (and the light is too harsh).
Probably the most beautiful of all National Parks. It is a family favorites with many visits over the years.
Irene has some wonderful photos from Glacier NP at her blog, Amber Reunion.
Is that Big Foot hiding behind that one pine tree? Did you see Big Foot? I heard he was really big in those parts(the feet I mean). Are a group of Big Foots called Big Feet? Why doesn't Big Foots big feet get cold? I mean, they're always tramping around in the snow. And apparently they never poop, because no one ever come across Big Foot poop. These guys that track in the forest, they know what other animal poop looks like, so by process of elimination of the alimentation(is that a word?), what they don't recognize as poop from another animal HAS to be Big Foot poop.Ps.Bears DO poop in the woods...with the Pope...in the icehole. And Carters Little Liver Pills.
Oh my lord, that's beautiful!
Isn't it funny that people find that tiny island so charming?
When the eye has grown accustomed to the massive mountains and expansive valleys, a tiny sprout of land is unexpected and charming. It's like an adorable puppy sitting in a pack of adult St. Bernards.
I would disagree with you Ann. What's funny about it? For me personally I was focused upon the first, not the second photo. For me, the island is secondary.But shouldn't we be delighted by the contrast between mountain peaks and valleys formed by outsized geophysical and climatic forces, and the small accidental patch of land sporting its two trees that abides in the center of that lake. It is nothing if not charming and affirming in the face of the huge forces in play around it.
Apparently, Irene and I made the same point. She more effectively if far fewer words.
Too small an island to be a hermit on. That's like the island in the old screensaver "Johnny Castaway." Too cold up there, too. If I'm going to be a hermit on an island it needs to be down south somewhere where I won't freeze in the first winter.
This view is uncapturable. I say that despite the fact that the photos are beautiful. But no photo can capture this view in Glacier. You come upon it and can't believe it. It's absolutely jaw droppingly staggeringly OMG OMG OMG!
Yes, it's really hard to photograph large things. Photos are pretty small. They can make small things grand, but they can only hint at the grandeur of large things. The best you can do is work on composition. And contrast (which is what's so good about that little island).
My wife and I took dozens of pictures of this same view when we visited the park a couple of years ago. It is magnificent. I agree with Irene above that the tiny island makes a very appealing contrast to the large water and towering mountains.
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