© 2013 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

I trudged through deep snow to the set up "base camp" on a snow covered rock on the top of a little rise. The moment I crested it the roar of the rapids assaulted my ears. I can't imagine how cold that water is as it whips by the ice formations. I used a ten stop ND filter to allow for a longer exposure that emphasizes the speed and power of the water through the rapids. I also used a Cokin ND grad filter (ND4) to balance the sky. A few light texture layers emphasize the painterly feel of the scene. It was cold work setting everything up, but I do like the finished product.

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40L, Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4, Alien Skin Exposure, and Photoshop CS5, Textures courtesy of Kim Klassen

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