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February 1, 2011
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Canon EOS 20D
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1/200 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 18, 2010, 7:09:27 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Sheltered by Halcyon1990 Sheltered by Halcyon1990
I didn't upload this after I took it, as I found it to be too pedestrian. Still, maybe someone will like it.

Taken in Montana, of course.
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July-Ann-V Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful view!
annamarcella24 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot brings back memories for me- My favorite park in the world! You've captured the visitors center view perfectly- Great shot! What time of year was this?
Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like you when you say that! It is definitely the most mesmeric park in the world. I take guests to the pass to see Hidden Lake, especially when they're short on time. This was shot in August of last year, but my camera was dying at the time. Sadly, the lighting after this became an astounding strawberry peach, and my shutter refused to work. :( Same thing happened on the hardest hike I've ever done (12 miles and 5000' elevation gain in 5 hours round trip) in mid-October, with transient snow storms, at over 9000'.

Sickening to miss out on pictures like that, but at least I witnessed the beauty.

Thanks for the comment—it made me happy.
annamarcella24 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be so frustrating, but thats when I take a mental snapshot and save it for myself! Sometimes I like it when I don't have my camera because I can focus on the beauty of the surroundings rather than getting the perfect shot- It forces you to just be and enjoy. Though- in the back of my mind I'm always swearing that I don't have my camera! :)
What hike was the one with 5000' elevation gain? Was it at Glacier?
Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a very good point! It's nice to be able to enjoy without the urge to get behind the viewfinder, and I still recall how everything looked quite well. It would have been nice to have something to share with friends (the only reason I'm on DA, as I'm not artist), but I'll just have it for me! :)

The hike took place from the valley floor and up through the mountains to the true Lolo Peak, overlooking the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys. Around 46.654538,-114.24943! Quite nice when the lower larches are turning colors and the upper ones are barren, giving spectacular views of all surrounding lands.

Although you'll never get the chance, I guess, I've hiked many of the trails in the less known ranges, like the Cabinet Mountains, Bitterroots, and Sapphires, all in Montana. The Cabinet mountains north of Thompson Falls, MT, are especially beautiful.

I'm hoping to focus on the Wind River Range in Wyoming this summer! : )
RosieMarie12 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very green indeed
Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A nice little place for a walk, I do say!
RosieMarie12 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i do say too!
lafemmefatal143 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Photographer
Really pretty!
Where is this????
Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Above the visitor's center in Glacier National Park. Walk up the scree pile on the right and you'll be sheltered in the snow fields under the mountain peak. The snow never fully disappears. Great for a first hike in GNP!
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