The Granite Cleaves

I'll be going back to Montana towards the end of the month, so I decided to process this shot from Glacier National Park.


I took my wife and son down to the edge of the lake, and there were these giant granite blocks on the perimeter. The regular freezes and thaws around the lake created these right-angle cuts. It was nice to have them there with me... they got to hear me drone on and on about rocks and whatnot. I used to have a double-major in Geophysics and Computer Science, so I know the sorts of things about rocks that only come in handy when you have a captive audience like a family stuck on one while you are taking photos.


I ended up dropping the Geophysics part of the double-major after an ideological fight with a professor. That's a longer story.


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  • Barbara 6y

    Putting aside the processing, which is beautiful, I like angle formed by the cracks in the rock formation contrasted with the striations in the cliffs beyond the water. Great composition. I have seen something similar in Maine but nothing to juxtapose it against as you have here, so it fell flat.
  • Gene O'Neill 6y

    I'll make it short an sweet. Great Shot

    I wish I had been there for the lecture
  • Natt Muangsiri 6y

    Wow... I feel as if i'm there!
    amazing shot!
  • StephenZacharias 6y

    ha ha Iove your ramblings. And then he leaves us with a cliff hanger. Would also like to hear more of that story sometime too! As for the photo its great with the aqua waters and the shape of the mountains in the background. Nicely done.
  • Doug Chinnery 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Natural Landscapes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • CharleneM50 6y

    beautiful pic...lovely colors and textures!
  • Chema Ponce de León 6y

    Una imagen sensacional!!!
  • Joseph Timms 6y

    Oh wow, this is wonderful!
  • GingeЯ 6y

    very beautiful
  • Lorenzo Tomarong 6y

    very nice composition...
  • mariag. 6y


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  • Mike Weeks 6y

    Beautiful! Just beautiful!
  • Elgin Zeppenfeldt 6y

    Awesome composition and color tones. Great shot!

    Congrats on explore.
  • odditty 6y

    Fantastic shot!! Gorgeous color. I love how the rocks in front seem to pop, then slide slowly into the glistening water, just outstanding
  • Stephen 6y

  • Alex Tang 6y

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  • Neil L 6y

    Wow, the water is so clear - it looks great... I'm ready for a swim!
  • Galactic Dreams 6y

    woah, totally amazing :) good work
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Taken on August 8, 2008
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