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Posted by Dean McLeod on Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:21 pm

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It is hard to deny the beauty and power of Canada's second largest waterfall, Takakkaw Falls with a main drop of 833 feet and a total of 1,224 feet from the Daly Glacier above.

The name translates to 'wonderful' in the Indigenous Cree Language.


Nikon D850, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 @ 50mm, f5.6, 1/320 sec., ISO 160.

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by Ron Day on Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:48 pm
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Gorgeous image, Dean. impeccable detail in the rock face and foreground trees. I'll bet it looks even better printed large!
 

by Dean McLeod on Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:22 pm
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Gorgeous image, Dean. impeccable detail in the rock face and foreground trees. I'll bet it looks even better printed large!


Thank you kindly Ron! The f5.6 is a pretty sharp aperture on that lens so I focus stacked this one with a few frames.

Takakkaw is one amazing place! I'm looking forward to getting back and experimenting with some different compositions from much further away with a telephoto that incorporates the entire valley.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:38 am
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Impressive image Dean. Good work as always. Tack sharp and plenty of detail. Lots to enjoy with this vista. Look forward to your next visit.
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by ADKShooter on Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:05 pm
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Impressive detail and light. It appears there were clouds and sun and you waited for this nice opportunity of the sun falling on the waterfall to present itself. That, in combination with your stacking technique, made the final version really sing. Terrific.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:37 pm
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I love the lush , rushing feel of the falls contrasted with the solid rock and a few trees for perspective- a lovely feel to this-must be spectacular to see. Wish I could hear it. :).
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by Dean McLeod on Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:23 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Impressive image Dean.  Good work as always.  Tack sharp and plenty of detail.  Lots to enjoy with this vista.  Look forward to your next visit.


Thank you for the kind compliments David!
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:25 pm
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Impressive detail and light. It appears there were clouds and sun and you waited for this nice opportunity of the sun falling on the waterfall to present itself.  That, in combination with your stacking technique, made the final version really sing.  Terrific.


Thanks very much! Yes, it was definitely a timing thing with this one and I was happy with the results. Cheers!
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:26 pm
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I love the lush , rushing feel of the falls contrasted with the solid rock and a few trees for perspective- a lovely feel to this-must be spectacular to see. Wish I could hear it. :).


Thank you Cynthia for your thoughtful comments! The thunder of these falls is quite the spectacle indeed!
 

by Eia on Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:01 pm
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It almost looks like a still from a video - so amazing. I can hear that roar. Spectacular to stare at.
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by Dean McLeod on Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:14 pm
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Eia wrote:
It almost looks like a still from a video - so amazing. I can hear that roar. Spectacular to stare at.

Thank you so much! 
 

by E.J. Peiker on Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:19 pm
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Been there many times, did not realize it is the second tallest. Very nice shot. This is one of those rare times where dappled light enhances a waterfall shot.
 

by John Labrenz on Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:33 pm
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Nicely done Dean.
Good to get some decent flows.
 

by Dean McLeod on Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:01 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Been there many times, did not realize it is the second tallest.  Very nice shot.  This is one of those rare times where dappled light enhances a waterfall shot.

Definitely lucky with the light! Thanks E.J.!
 

by Dean McLeod on Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:02 pm
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Nicely done Dean.
Good to get some decent flows.

Thanks John! I'm sure you've been here countless times , but it never gets old!
 

by Pedro da Costa on Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:49 am
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Great shot Dean, love it.
 

by Dean McLeod on Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:27 pm
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Great shot Dean, love it.


Thanks for taking the time to comment Pedro! Much appreciated!
 

by Mary Brun on Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:46 am
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What an exceptional view! Magnificent power of nature framed in a work of art of marvelous detail. The light is also splendid.
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by Dean McLeod on Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:20 am
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What an exceptional view! Magnificent power of nature framed in a work of art of marvelous detail. The light is also splendid.
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Many thanks Mary! The light was pure luck!
 

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