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Chuck Kopczak

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NORTH FORK

The North Fork of the Flathead River originates in British Columbia, Canada, and flows 153 miles (246 Km) south through Montana in the United States. It is one of only four rivers in Montana to bear the designation of Wild and Scenic. Paddlers of all kinds can be found floating along its length, through some of the most scenic landscapes in North America.

As it flows south from the Canadian border it forms the western boundary of Glacier National Park. Fed primarily by snowmelt, the water tends to be cold and clear with few nutrients, which minimizes the number of large fish that anglers would normally seek. Just north of Kalispell, Montana it joins with the Middle and South Forks of the Flathead River and the combined streams flow into Flathead Lake. Leaving the lake at the southern end, the Flathead River joins the Clark Fork River and the Pend Orielle River and becomes a tributary of the Columbia.

The extremely sparse human population along the course of the North Fork of the Flathead River has kept it in a rather pristine condition. May it always remain so.

This photo was taken with a Canon EF17-40 mm f/4 USM lens zoomed to 31 mm on a Canon EOS 5D Mk III. The exposure was set to 1/60 sec at f/19 and ISO 400.

To see more photos and blogs, visit www.chuckkopczakphotography.com.

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Wide Angle Ferns
This week I did a single lens walk-around.
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I took my 16-35mm for a stroll around my Spofford Village loop. There is always new stuff to see on the route and a fresh perspective adds more options. I love the soft light on the ferns.
Spofford, NH
Jeff Newcomer, NEPG
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David Recht

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What Lies Beneath -
Looking for the small fish that must be in the mud flats. www.davidrecht.net
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David Recht

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Better Days -
This wall painting in a stairway in the railway station at Salsomaggiore in Emilia Romagna has seen better days. Still has quite an impact though. www.davidrecht.net
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David Recht

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Railing Away -
Railway tracks at the station in Fidenza, Italy. www.davidrecht.net
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Receding Sunset
The haze was thick from the fires in Idaho during our 2012 visit to the Grande Tetons. It was a constant struggle to try to capture the distant mountains.
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But the atmosphere was great for brilliant sunsets at Mormon Row.
Jeff Newcomer, NEPG
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Jackson Lake Smoke Grand Teton National Park After our all to short visit to Yellowstone Susan and I headed south to Jackson Hole and the Tetons. It was years ago that we had driven by these mountains...
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David Recht

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Last Chance -
The amazingly striped Last Chance mountains are the backdrop for Eureka Dunes (not shown here) in Death Valley National Park. www.davidrecht.net
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+Joe Cosentino I've been in the winter several times. Great time to go. Maybe you already have a plan but let me know if you would like any shooting tips, etc. here are some shots from previous trips: http://www.davidrecht.net/death-valley/
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Chuck Kopczak

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THE PULPIT
At the end of the road up into the heart of Zion Canyon in Utah’s Zion National Park lies the Temple of Sinawava, a large bowl-like enclosure where the north fork of the Virgin River emerges from the narrows and flows through some of the most spectacular geology in the world. In the center of this bowl sits the Pulpit, a rock column jutting skyward along with a smaller column known as the Altar.

I’ve been fascinated by the geology of the Colorado Plateau and its surroundings since making my first visit to the area in 2013. The Pulpit and the surrounding walls of the Temple are beautiful examples of the Navajo Sandstone, which was being laid down between 200 million and 146 million year ago, a time during which dinosaurs were roaming the Earth. Tectonic forces generated when the Pacific Plate began to interact with the North American Plate about 66 million years ago created the fractures that erosion would eventually turn into the towers, ridges, and canyons in southwestern Utah. Being harder than many of the layers above and below it, the Navajo Sandstone has resisted those erosional forces.

This photo was taken with a Canon EF28-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens zoomed to 65 mm on a Canon EOS 5D Mk. III. The exposure was set to 1/10 sec at f/11 and ISO 400.

To see more of my photos and blogs, visit www.chuckkopczakphotography.com

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John Martin

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What's going on with the podcast?
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Hi +John Martin I had the same question and checked with +Juan Pons  a week or so ago. He said that he and +Rick Sammon  decided to take some time off this summer. I believe they plan to start up again. I hope so since I still enjoy listening to them. Quality guys.
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David Recht

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The Times We Had, Jezebel -
It she could talk I, bet there would be a lot of stories. An old boat up on stilts in Bodega Bay, CA. www.davidrecht.net
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David Recht

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Wired
Some interesting wire to close off the open part of an old fence west of Petaluma, CA. www.davidrecht.net
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Steven Weinberg

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David Recht

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Dock of the Bay -
Evening reflection of the dock on the waters of Bodega Bay, CA. www.davidrecht.net
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Chuck Kopczak

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BOWMAN LAKE
The third largest lake in Glacier National Park in Montana, Bowman Lake offers scenic beauty with less crowded conditions than are typical of other parts of the park. It takes a slow, bumpy ride along dirt roads to get there, which is a big part of what keeps the crowds down.
Bowman Lake is one of the many lakes within Glacier National Park, and it is one of the large outflow lakes that radiate out from the bases of the highest peaks. These lakes are one of the features that are evidence of the glacial past, along with u-shaped valleys, hanging valleys, and glacial cirques. Along the western edge of the park, Lakes Bowman, Kintla, and McDonald line up like fingers pointing more or less west. This speaks to the fact that all three lakes are west of the continental divide, where all precipitation ultimately flows toward the Pacific Ocean.
Another important feature of the area encompassed by Glacier National Park is that it is home to rocks that are between 800 million and 1.6 billion years old. These rocks were shoved up and over younger rocks about 170 million years ago during the formation of the current Rocky Mountains.
Today’s photo was taken with a Canon EF100 mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens on a Canon EOS 5D Mk III. The exposure was set to 1/750 sec at f/11 and ISO 800.

To see more of my photos and blogs, visit www.chuckkopczakphotography.com

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Mill Falls
For me this has been calendar week, when everything takes a back seat to getting my 2017 calendar to the printer.
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As always, the 2017 New England Reflections Calendar will be my best ever. "it's going to be HUGE!" At least again, as always, all the proceeds will go to our Pulmonary Rehab Program, supporting our neighbors who struggle with chronic lung disease. Check out this years images. The calendar should hit the stores in a couple of weeks - late as usual.
November Image : Weston Vermont
Jeff Newcomer, NEPG
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Summer Melt
Don't let your gear melt away.
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Protect it from the scourge of global warming!
Jeff Newcomer, NEPG
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Camera Melt Living and photographing in New England it seems that there is Land Iguana of Cerro Dragon, Galapagos Islands : HOT always some kind of extreme natural condition threatening to wreak havoc on our equipment...
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David Recht

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Down, Not Out
The Patriarch Grove in the White Mountains of the eastern Sierra contains the oldest living things on earth, Bristlecone Pines. Some of these trees are still living after 4000 years. This one, although a bit down, is still quite alive and also is a good example of the Bristlecone being able to survive with only 10% of its bark intact. This shot also shows the tough conditions that Bristlecone Pines thrive in - 11,800 ft., harsh winters, and poor, shale soil. Amazing trees. www.davidrecht.net
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Summer Fades
Even though this will be another 80s+ day there is the unmistakable sense that summer is drifting away. I love how New England never seems to be at rest.
Westmoreland, New Hampshire
Jeff Newcomer, NEPG
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David Recht

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Worn Out in Bodie -
Another trip to the mining ghost town of Bodie, CA. No matter how many times you visit, there are always new things to photograph. I missed this day bed on my previous visits. www.davidrecht.net
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Jim Denham

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ROARING FORK IN INFRARED

A new life of sorts! Read more about it here: http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com/roaring-fork-in-infrared/
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