This is actually one of the smaller ice falls in Keystone Canyon, Valdez, Alaska. I don’t think it actually has an official name but I call it Hoodie Falls because of the unique “hoods” that it makes every winter. I have shots without humans but in this case the ice climbers provide the scale so that you can appreciate the size of the falls and the “hoodies”.
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Sony a6500, FE70200GM @ 74mm, ISO-100, f/9.0, 1/800, hand held
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Oh wow, Gary, this is really a wonderful WC image. I too love that you included the human aspect to give us a scale, having never been there. The climber up at the top obviously doesn’t have the problem I have, I can stand on ice, period! I have fallen so many times just on flat surface, and broken bones, etc. I can see why you named it the Hoodie Falls, with the hood shaped ice. Amazing. It is definitely a place I will never attempt to go visit (since I have trouble on ice), and so you have allowed me the opportunity to safely sit here at my computer and really enjoy the scene!
Gary, the humans, especially the one near the top, are a key to setting the scale. I was thinking a small fall, until I saw that one. This is quite the ice fall. I agree that the “hoodies” are a neat addition as they get you wondering about how they’re formed.
The ice climbers really make this image, and so nice of the upper one to wear a red jacket.
This is something I’ve never seen, and I can’t imagine how magnificent the larger ice falls are.