Back in October my wife and I made a very last minute trip to see Glacier National Park, just for a weekend before everything really shut down for the winter. We didn't have much of an agenda, and spent much of our last day enjoying some solitude at Two Medicine Lake. Our last stop on the way out of the park was a very brief hike to Running Eagle Falls, which is downstream from Two Medicine Lake.
This unique waterfall is also known as "Trick Falls." During higher water flow during spring and summer water cascades over a cliff somewhat obscuring the lower segment of the waterfall, which channels through a cave to emerge from the rock. In autumn, as when we visited, the water flow is low and the upper cascade disappears. All that's left is this unique waterfall that seems to emerge from the face of the rock itself. I have really never seen another like it before. I photographed this was a very opaque neutral density filter in order to smooth the appearance of the flowing water. In doing so, a greater contrast between the falls and surrounding fractured rock face, both in color and texture, comes through.
Nikon D90 | Nikon 35mm f/2 | f/9 | 6s | ISO200 | Tripod
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