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Posted August 4th, 2016

White Pass Waterfall

This photo shows just a part of the river’s long cascade down a mountainside near the White Pass summit. It was shot from the South Klondike Highway, on the Canadian side of the border with Alaska. The backlight from the evening sun produced blinding reflections off the water, in extreme contrast to the dark shadows under the trees and cliffs.That made exposure and post-processing quite tricky, but the scene was exhilarating to behold and I think I managed to capture a good part of its essence in this final image. It was late June when I made this exposure; lately I seem to have a hard time getting around to processing my photos and posting to this site.
Pentax K-5, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM @ 150mm, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6