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Uploaded: 11/17/12 11:21 PM GMT
St Mary Lake And Wild Goose Island
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Glacier National Park. Stunning!

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::tigger3
11/18/12 1:46 AM GMT
Beautiful imagery my friend. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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.mesmerized
11/18/12 5:17 AM GMT
Stunning indeed and a super capture...I'd be happy to live on that little patch in the water, surrounded by those marvellous mountains...on my desktop to enjoy.
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.koca
11/18/12 8:25 AM GMT
What a lovely shot, nice perspective and good composition. It's so beautiful.
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.Roseman_Stan
11/18/12 4:04 PM GMT
Wow what a grand shot! It has been 25 years since I was there. Such a beautiful place....
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::Nikoneer
11/18/12 7:34 PM GMT
An excellent capture of Wild Goose island, the most photographed spot in Montana's Glacier National Park. The thing to keep in mind is that this lake is 300 feet deep so Wild Goose is actually the tip of a small mountain, relative to all the peaks around it. The late-day light was very advantageous for you, since the sun is often harsh here, bouncing off the snowy peaks. Your photo is a lesson to me for my next trip out there—near sunrise or sunset if I want a moody shot like this, devoid of glare. Also I should zoom in a little to get the true character of the island. It took me a little while to figure out the exact angle and the spot you took this shot from, but I finally did it. The shooting angle was from a pull-off on the north side of St. Mary Lake, almost in the middle, and just north of a point on the map called the "Golden Stairs." The angle is about 5 degrees to the south of due west. The low features here, close to the water and in the foreground are "Going-to-the Sun Point" in the middle and "Sun Point" on the far left. This area, sloping upward to the right , is the foot of Goat Mountain. The dark slope coming in from the left is the north side of Dusty Star Mountain and, about 9 miles beyond Wild Goose Island, that sharp peak is the east end of Fusillade Mountain with the twin peaks of Gunsight Mountain (directly on the Continental Divide) to the left. Great names for these peaks, eh? The haze on these mountains shows just how far away they are and the late-day blues add so much mood to the photo. As our famous Louisiana Caedesian is fond of saying, "a keepah!"
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