Waterfall – Wrangell St. Elias

A waterfall in the high alpine mountain country of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

A waterfall in the high alpine mountain country of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Please click on the image to view a larger version of the photo.

Hey Folks,

Here’s a waterfall from our trip up Hidden Creek, in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. This particular morning, I knew exactly what I wanted to shoot; I’d hiked up to the area here, above our camp, the evening and poked around a bit, looking for some scenes to shoot. As the following morning broke, I stole away from camp, camera in hand, and spent a few hours up here photographing.

For this image, I believe I used a crappy old scratched up 2-Stop Soft Edge neutral Density filter from Singh Ray – knowing I would get back home after the trip to open a box from B&H photo with 2 shiny new scratch-free filters awaiting me.

I still prefer to shoot with a filter, when possible, over taking multiple exposures and blending them together later. But damn if those filters don’t get all scratched up easily.

Not too long after shooting this frame, I was seated in my thermarest chair, enjoying a coffee and Mary Jane’s Farm organic oatmeal – mmhhhmmm!

Quite a nice morning. Sadly, it ended all too briefly, as we had to break camp and backpack up over the pass. Good thing we didn’t linger too long though, as we arrived just in time to get setup before the rains came. It’s nice to have the tents and cook tarp set up BEFORE the rains/sleet/hail/snow come down.



2 thoughts on “Waterfall – Wrangell St. Elias

  1. Jim Craner

    Carl, really nice shot man. I was thinking of you the other day while drafting a blog post for 9-11. Hope you are well. Biggest news of the year, my wife retired about a week ago – incentive came along too good to pass up. So now I kid her that we’ll get to spend EVERY MINUTE of every day together forever. Hope the guiding business is going good – what have you got for a 65+ year old guy – reasonable shape – starting to feel some twinge in the knees now? Best regards, Jim Craner.

  2. Carl D Post author

    Hey Jim

    Great to hear from you, as always.

    Congrats to your wife on the retirement, that’s awesome. More time together has gotta be great, and more time out shooting now, too, I suppose, eh? )

    Hhhmmm – I dunno man, what are you looking to shoot? Landscapes? We could do a run at Skolai Pass, or maybe a bear tour. Or, a float trip in the Refuge.

    I’m outta here for a bit, but we can talk more when I get back; early October, if you want.

    Say hey to Jack – I haven’t heard from the ole crew in forever.



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