Great Falls Dawn

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Comments (83)

Tom on March 3, 2009

Thanks very much Ed. It's great to hear from you. Hope you are doing well and staying warm out there in beautiful Rocky Mountain country. :) Not an HDR. This is one exposure that gets it's range partly from me using a Grad ND filter on camera and partly from some selective lighting using Nikon Capture NX2. The magazine prefered a single shot image for the article. Although a well made HDR is very difficult to detect. Quite flattered by the question my friend. :)

Best regards, Tom

Tom on March 4, 2009

Many thanks Blai for those wonderful comments and especially for the Y*. :) Very glad you like it.

Best regards to Barcelona from Virginia,


Krystyna SIEG on March 4, 2009

Tom, bardzo mi się podoba to zdjęcie. Świetne ujęcie i kolory. Pozdrawiam. Krystyna

Tom on March 4, 2009

Krystyna, dziękuję bardzo. Cieszę się, że chcesz to zdjęcie. Piękny kawałek Ameryki. Pozdrowienia z Virginia, Tom

CORRADO TRIPICCHIO © on March 6, 2009

The landscape is beautiful,but the picture is very very nice!My compliments.Greetings,Corrado

Tom on March 6, 2009

Many thanks Corrado for those very nice comments. :)

Greetings from Virginia USA,


May M. B. (Swissmay) on March 6, 2009

An excellent photo, Tom! Y*! I love the power and greatness of nature it shows! Best wishes, May

SirFin on March 6, 2009

This photo brings back memories...years ago my cousin and I went down to the base of the falls in this picture and went swimming. I know, NOT ALLOWED, and when the park rangers saw us they freaked out! Luckily, we didn't drown (we were both good swimmers - as if that would make any difference!) and even more important, didn't get caught by the rangers! Your photo captures how it looked for me then...powerful with a full-on current! Regards, SirFin

P.S. I really like your HDR photos...have added you to my fav list!

J.Ernesto Ortiz Razo on March 7, 2009

Its a nice place for beautiful pictures like this.Greetings Tom from Mexico

Tom on March 9, 2009

Thank you very much May for those very nice words and especially for the Y*. Happy you enjoy it. :)

Even I in my crazy youth never braved these waters SirFin. You and your cousin were brave, crazy and lucky you didn't meet your maker. :) Very happy to have brought back fond memories and thanks for the nice comments about this image and my HDR work. I've just had a quick look at your gallery and will get into it extensively soon. Looks like some nice HDR work as well. Will stick you in my fav list as well. :)

A very nice place for beautiful shots J.Ernesto Ortiz Razo. :) Thank you very much.

Best regards to all,


SirFin on March 9, 2009

As Paul Harvey would say... The Rest Of The Story is that after trying to swim at Great Falls, I ended up surfing the North Shore of Hawaii in 15-20 ft. surf. Again, as you say, brave, crazy and lucky kept me alive - but must say that Great Falls dip in the river prepared me for that tremendous surf in Hawaii! Appreciate the addition to your favs list...that's a compliment for sure! I look forward to seeing more that you post! Best, SirFin

Samantha Lacy ღ on March 10, 2009

Hi Tom! A wonderful scene, such gentle colours and great motion in the water, no need to tell you where it is going ;)

Best wishes hope you are well


Tom on March 10, 2009

Well Sam, as usual I am flattered by your comments and Y*. Very pleased you like it and hope you are doing well. :)

All the best, Tom

Urban Thaler (urbiet… on March 10, 2009

excellent picture Tom!! masterful work! best greetings, Urbi

Tom on March 10, 2009

Thank you very much Urbi for those extremely kind words.

Best regards, Tom

Daniel Dunlap on March 10, 2009

Wow Tom! I've been away from Panoramio far too long. All your recent additions are masterful works of art!

Tom on March 10, 2009

Many thanks to you, Daniel. Glad you've found a few minutes, as a new father, to visit and leave much appreciated words. :)

Best regards, Tom

© an Sionnach on March 10, 2009

This is wonderful Tom. I never tire of seeing your images of these wonderful falls. The chances are I'll never see them in person so your collection is all the more special.

Warm regards


Tom on March 11, 2009

Very kind of you to say John. I am quite flattered by your words. Thank you. I will strive to continue to bring this gem to you in all of it's many faces. :)

All the best,


|W| |K|U|R|Y| on March 11, 2009

impressive capture with unbeliveable colours. y*

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Photo taken in Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22102, USA
Great Falls Park

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 25, 2009
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    by Tom
    • Taken on 2007/01/12 08:26:14
    • Exposure: 0.400s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash