Getting my feet wet for my friends

If my mom or wife or daughters were to see me out in the middle of this thing, they would not have been happy. It’s for these reasons that I do many things while alone against my better judgment, because I have very few filters of reason when I am off in the wild. This was one of those occasions…

I scuttled like a landcrab with 6-legs (including tripod and one hand) out to the top of this waterfall that is fed by glacial runoff. If you think the water is cold sounds cold, just try it around 5:35 AM. It’s the kind of cold that shocks you into feeling like the idiot you are.

Getting my feet wet for my friends (by Stuck in Customs)

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  • Charles F

    a fire that burns in the sky, and keeps the waters from freezing and gives life to all that it touches. the mystery and wonders of this world are all present in this scene.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Good one Charles…. I should have you write the blog entries… better than mine! :)

  • Charles F

    thank you.. id love to, but i cant promise they will all be as good :P

  • http://www.thrower.de christof.lapd

    Wow!
    The rocks look like potassium, really cool!
    ANd I LOVE the sky. Sunsets are always nice to look at (as long as they’re shot like this! ^^)

  • Birgit

    So how did you manage not being washed away by the water?

  • http://www.bergren.net Rod

    Love it. I have been in this situation at this time of the morning. I call it who needs caffeine when it is this cold. The cold will wake me up, or is it the idiocy of the situation you put yourself into (some would call this adrenaline)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/titter85/ titter85

    You have a WILL!! It is stunning itself by reading your sacrifice it is even more awesome!! :D
    Cheers Trey

  • http://cutekittypunk.blogspot.com melissa

    so, to get the water to look like that you do a long exposure – is that right?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Yes – the long exposure makes the gentle white brushtrokes downstream.

  • Gail

    Absolutely beautiful, Trey!!! Thank you for making the sacrifice to get this beautiful picture!!!! I love waterfalls. One of my favorite scenes in nature. Great job!!!! Have to save this one for a desktop wallpaper, too, thanks so much!!!!

  • DEE

    Thanks for taking the chance. It is great

  • http://www.wildhousephoto.com Tali

    This is absolutely stunning. Thank you for braving the cold (and of course the waterfall) so that we’re able to see this.

  • franielee38

    Wow! That is gorgeous. The contrast between the clarity of the sky and the rocks with the rushing water is tremendous!

  • http://www.pbase.com/zarabeth Linda K

    Yeah, but what a great shot! Really, really lovely. Do you print some of these and hang them up at home?

  • Brian R

    I just had to comment, this is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen.

  • Deb

    Absolutely Beautiful! I thank you for the bravery/idiocy it took to get this shot! I had to save this one. Nature shots are my favorite. THANK YOU!!!

  • tim keller

    WOW …i’ve climbed stuff like this before it is treachourous beautiful

    :)
    love the wii used to sort this message

  • http://Yahoo Bob the builder

    Thank you for this glimpse of natural beauty.

  • http://yahoo Shella

    Once again, you’ve outdone yourself!! Terrific!

  • Dr. Electro

    I love the picture but please be careful!

  • gypman

    Wow! Talk about cold feet. How could you keep your hand steady enough to set up the tripod and shoot HDR. It looks like this took at least five bracketed shots to get the sunrise and the shadowed parts of the rocks. What is that white thing on top of the bluff? At first it looked like a coyote. I had to look at the full sized pic to make sure. I could be a dead tree, with a dog like face.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Thanks everyone… good to see your comments too, Brian – thanks!

    haha gypman – funny analysis – I like it when people look closely and try to figure everything out!

  • CAROL

    WOW! I HAVE A FEAR OF FLYING SO THERE ARE MANY THINGS I WONT SEE WITH MY OWN EYES AS THEY SAY. PHOTOGRAPHY SUCH AS THIS MAKES MY HEART SOAR AS IF I WAS STANDING IN THE MIDST OF THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roy-Scheeren/507273194 Roy Scheeren

    Awesome photo. Is this taken up at swiftcurrent?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    it was by many-glaciers lodge – if you know that spot

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roy-Scheeren/507273194 Roy Scheeren

    Yeah the Many Glacier Lodge is right on Swiftcurrent Lake. Cool to see I still recognize some spots in the park. Used to play around on those very rocks when I still lived in MT. I loved that place. :)

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