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    Two rocks, two clouds, two reflections:) I took this long exposure about an hour after the sun disappeared behind the mountains, the best time to get colourful cloud reflections being just before dark. This view is facing south, downstream from the Yukon River dam in an area called "the intake" . The current is swift here and a large tract of the river remains unfrozen, a great place to view Common Mergansers, Golden-eyes and American Dippers in the depths of Yukon winter. On the left, the signs on the Millennium Trail warn of dangerous currents. There's a strong back-eddy and you can see the whirlpools where the eddy meets the downstream current. A few people have drowned near here, the most recent being a man who fell in while fishing from the river-bank with his son a couple of summers ago, very tragic.

    Technical: 2 long exposures, 1 for the sky, 1 for the foreground hand-blended using layer masks in CS5. I couldn't see the reflections because the river is choppy and swift here, but the long exposure smoothed the water like glass, allowing the reflections to appear, very cool.

    The tracks are coyote or fox. Below is a motley collection of long-exposures from the same area on the river, on different evenings recently. As you can see, the weather has been fantastic by Yukon standards, relatively mild too:

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    1. sheribuch711 39 months ago | reply

      Looks wonderful on black Keith, nice series !!!!!

    2. LAP75 39 months ago | reply

      WOW!! Beauty always comes with danger, just stunning Keith!!

    3. Fox Four Photography [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      Great set!!

    4. 波堤 Boti 38 months ago | reply

      stunning view!! ^.^

    5. Aslam Kareem 38 months ago | reply

      A very beautiful view

    6. mariarn23 38 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking series of a magical place!
      First photo may be a winner, but the choice is difficult! - suppose it is your "fault" ... :)
      Your work really does that beauty justice!

    7. dubbelt_halvslag 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful winter landscape!

    8. L Anne 38 months ago | reply

      Stunning series.Well done.

    9. Home at Last. 38 months ago | reply

      Love the 'triple two' image, Keith and the well written dialog.

    10. johnshlau 38 months ago | reply

      love the perspective and composition...........that's a remarkable shot, my friend!

    11. sfhipchick 38 months ago | reply

      Wow...simply incredible. So beautiful it takes my breath away. Love this long exposure. What an inspiration you are. I will keep this image in mind the next time I have the opportunity to take a sunset shot with moving water. So spectacular!! Thanks for all the information you wrote, plus the tech stuff. All very interesting! LOVE!!

    12. Taif MUHSIN ♥ 38 months ago | reply

      Nice ....amazing
      Comment me

    13. Billy Lindblom 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shots keith!

    14. Giuseppe Citino [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Nice shot!!!
      bye

    15. Marijke M2011 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot and series. Compliments.

    16. Ferry Vermeer 37 months ago | reply

      Stunning scenery!

    17. Walt Gill 37 months ago | reply

      you have some very nice work

    18. Gemma~A Passionate Photographer 18 months ago | reply

      Silky and brilliant, a lovely winter image.

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