DescriptionWe took boats across the Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine to reach the Grinnell Glacier trailhead. After about a 1.5 mile hike we were treated with this view of the Grinnell Lake. The trail to the glacier was closed just beyond this point because of snow. The turquoise color of this and other glacial lakes is thought to be due to ground up minerals called "rock flour." The fine particles of rock generated by glacial erosion are suspended in the water and support a large population of algae.The hike was through prime Grizzly Bear habitat. There were a number of piles of bear scat on the trail. The guide said not to worry since there was no steam rising from the scat! ;-) This is a 5 exposure HDR image.
James Neeley, Idaho Member Since December 2006 Artist Statement Photography has been a love of James Neeley's for 40 years. With an eye for form and composition, and a passion for beautiful landscapes, James is at home behind the eyepiece of a camera. HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography has invigorated his goal of capturing in an image, the beauty and feeling in a scene for those who view his work.
"Form and beauty come together with detail, color, lighting, and contrast in a dramatic way with HDR photography."
A Radiologist by profession, James spends each day examining hundreds of medical images of patients. He feels that this work develops a critical eye for patterns and detail and helps as he views his surroundings in an artistic search for the perfect picture.