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September 18, 2007 ©Gayle P. Clement 2005-2009

Early Light Above Wild Goose Island

Glacier National Park, Montana

I have a feeling this is the first of several photos of this island. It's one of those must-take pictures when you come to Glacier National Park. I'll be in a photo workshop here for the next few days and I imagine this will be one of the stopping points.

We shared the chilly east 17 miles of the Going to the Sun Road with a few hearty souls. Herds of elk moved through the meadows. The stags bugling was an eerie sound in the stillness. Deer leapt across the road, making me glad that Breland is such a cautious driver. Fall colors surrounded us. I hope those colors will peak in the next few days. The clouds covered the mountains, rising for just a few moments.

It's snowing very heavily on the mountains right now and the scene may look very different tomorrow.

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Joe Bonello15-Nov-2014 09:00
Excellent image
john savage21-Jul-2008 16:56
The more I go thru your galleries, the greater appreciation I have for your work. V
Yves Rubin10-Jun-2008 16:17
This is so beautiful and dramatic! Wonderful mood and capture! Big vote!
Joanne Kamo22-May-2008 11:35
Stunning image and lighting. I love that little island also. V
Dave Wyman22-May-2008 07:21
The stuff of dreams.
Robert Charity16-Apr-2008 01:32
very moody, great capture, v
Marco Valk11-Apr-2008 20:57
absoutely breathtaking. vote
Pixel Shooter10-Apr-2008 02:20
Just stuning, luv the lighting and moodiness V
Steve Morris11-Mar-2008 17:14
Wow - beautiful capture Gayle! V
Guest 11-Mar-2008 13:49
Top notch work Gayle.V
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet07-Jan-2008 01:01
Very impressive landscape
MarcWildPassion10-Dec-2007 23:34
complex and nice light. great V
Toney Smith16-Oct-2007 03:41
You captured this very well with the long shutter speed smoothing out the blustery water making it more pleasing. I love GNP, my wife and I spent 8 days hiking throughout the Park back in July.
Joseph V Higbee02-Oct-2007 01:38
Beautiful. I'm sure enjoying your trip!
Guest 01-Oct-2007 20:43
Outstanding photo, Gayle! V
Wei O'Connell25-Sep-2007 16:31
Outstanding! Very dramatic image. v
Karen Hoyt24-Sep-2007 12:17
Awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Richard Calmes23-Sep-2007 12:02
Fabulous! Dramatic! Beautiful! V
Jean D23-Sep-2007 03:37
Terrific shot, Gayle! Superb and breathtaking scene with magical light! GMV.
Guest 21-Sep-2007 03:05
Greg Harp20-Sep-2007 23:22
Amazing shot. V
Janet Forjan-Freedman20-Sep-2007 22:58
Gayle, this is indeed a very magical capture!
Chris20-Sep-2007 04:55
It's all been said - simply wonderful! Chris
Guest 20-Sep-2007 03:34
Just superb
Roe..20-Sep-2007 02:45
wow...I'm speechless
Julie Hatvany20-Sep-2007 02:22
May I ask what your processing steps are? All of your images are great. Not specific to any individual shot but as a general rule are there steps you follow with every image? Thanks in advance.

Julie Hatvany20-Sep-2007 02:19
This is beautiful. V
Gayle Jenkins20-Sep-2007 01:06
Incredibly beautiful! And good luck with the workshop.
Glendower19-Sep-2007 23:29
Bravo! Voted.
Susanne19-Sep-2007 22:59
You know, you really can tell that you truly enjoyed your travel to Alaska and your photography. You really opened your eyes and this is just one more example of breathtaking beauty. Not everyone can capture this in such a wonderful way. Exceptional. Vote.
Steve Sharp19-Sep-2007 18:32
I should scan the 'most popular photos' pages a bit more often, I nearly missed this beauty! Its a fantastic scene in any light, but this one just oozes drama, and perfectly encapsulates the changing season.
Dawn Pando19-Sep-2007 16:31
What an incredible shot -- evoking mood and emotion! Beautiful! V
Gary Winters19-Sep-2007 15:51
Katie Chew19-Sep-2007 14:41
Spectular shot! V
Nestor Derkach19-Sep-2007 12:12
This is an amazing scene , how lucky you are to see this majestic view and to capture it so we can enjoy it as well.
The light is just beautiful , the atmosphere perfect and the scene as I said before majestic .
A beautiful photograph and a great memory captured with wonderful composition and razor sharp resolution.
10++++ Vote
firstbrook19-Sep-2007 11:21
Ohhhh Yeahhhh...luv it
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography19-Sep-2007 10:01
Marvelous image, a mystery of nature, Vote :)
Guest 19-Sep-2007 08:54
Guest 19-Sep-2007 08:41
Really magnificent! It is interesting how the lake looks to be bending.
Guest 19-Sep-2007 07:43
As if I am looking at Lord of the Rings. Stunning work!
Juan Miguel19-Sep-2007 07:39
Simply SPECTACULAR.!!!!!!!!! V
Debbie Blackburn Beierle19-Sep-2007 06:20
This is a gorgeous dramatic shot, Gayle. I love the silvery blue look. GREAT shot! V
Guest 19-Sep-2007 06:10
Oh my... this is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Fabulous scenery and capture, Gayle!
Guest 19-Sep-2007 05:19
perfect !
Herb 19-Sep-2007 04:44
Just great
Linda Willets19-Sep-2007 04:39
Laryl19-Sep-2007 04:39
Bryan Murahashi19-Sep-2007 04:38
Beautiful and dreamy landscape photo. GMV.
Dave Wixx19-Sep-2007 04:20
This is superb, almost surreal, but with so many wonderful qualities. I could go on, but I bet this was one of those shots that, as soon as you pushed the shutter, you just knew!!!
Mark Schretlen19-Sep-2007 04:08
Whoa! This is spectacular. (Reminder to self - I must stop sleeping-in). The light, the clouds, the lake, the island, the mountains - perfect! -- Mark --
Guest 19-Sep-2007 02:46
Such amazing, amazing colors and mood you captured, Gayle! This is truly one of the most beautiful images I have ever seen. I look forward to seeing how much snow you capture tomorrow on the hills. Scenery like this screams of the Creator's glory. V
Greg Harp19-Sep-2007 02:17
Awesome work Gayle. I'd love to get up there. V
Guest 19-Sep-2007 01:55
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik19-Sep-2007 01:31
Grand image! Just gorgeous. S&L
s_barbour19-Sep-2007 01:17
Very moody capture Gayle, so beautiful! vote~
Coleen Perilloux Landry19-Sep-2007 00:55
Breathtaking, surreal. V
Guest 19-Sep-2007 00:53
This is a whole other level of photography. Spectacularly humbling. V
RappWizard19-Sep-2007 00:50
Wonderful capture. I was there in July of this year and had beautiful blue skies every day (not that I'm complaining) The mixture of clouds and lighting in your shot have given this shot a very dramatic effect. This proves you don't need great weather to create a great shot.
Meggi Raeder19-Sep-2007 00:45
Extraordinary shot! Well done!
Bryan Ramsay19-Sep-2007 00:34
After a great trip to AK you get this perfect shot at Glacier!! This is absolutely a perfect shot. The lighting is awesome. You couldn't ask for a better shot! -BJ GMV!!
laine8219-Sep-2007 00:21
That is superb ~v
Yi Feng19-Sep-2007 00:13
Absolutely stunning Gayle! Love the mood, the light and the composition! V
Cindi Smith19-Sep-2007 00:08
This is another gorgeous shot! I'm going to have to come back to your galleries time and time again!
Brian McAllister18-Sep-2007 23:52
A beautiful and powerful image Gayle. V.
Sandi Whitteker18-Sep-2007 23:46
Wow! Beautiful, moody and dramatic shot. What a gorgeous place! I remember the beauty of the Going to the Sun Highway! V
Robin Reid18-Sep-2007 23:38
Wonderful light ... well exposed.
Guest 18-Sep-2007 23:25
joanteno18-Sep-2007 22:49
Ok, This is the best shot! VOTE
J. Scott Coile18-Sep-2007 22:44
... and God rested!!!
petesie18-Sep-2007 22:39
Awesome, breathtaking, there just aren't enough adjectives, Gayle. I look forward to more and more. GMV
@ Bruce Gilling18-Sep-2007 22:37
Super landscape amazing depth colors
Jess. ( Lady.D.)18-Sep-2007 22:36
Breathtaking image, simple wonderful........Jess
Peter Stahl18-Sep-2007 22:07
Fabulous light and stunning setting. GMV.
Jola Dziubinska18-Sep-2007 21:54
Outstanding photo, incredibly beautiful place and time. The colors are fabulous and the composition rocks.
Great image, Gayle. Vote.
Guest 18-Sep-2007 21:51
Holy smokes this is awesome Gayle, vote.
Guest 18-Sep-2007 21:51
superb, Gayle
Faye White18-Sep-2007 21:33
I cannot imagine a place could be this beautiful! bravo!