Daybreak at Lake McDonald by Terence Russell

HDR enhanced photograph taken in Glacier National Park in July 2009.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi

in Montana

Son of an avid reader of paperbacks and a manager of a photofinishing plant in Abilene, Texas.

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  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous simplicity, Terrence! Just browsed your gallery…superb!

  • Thank you, Pat! I had sat at this point all night trying to capture the perfect lighting for this scene. I just had to run out just as the sun was rising to give it one more try. The sky was not quite as magnificent as I had hoped during sunrise, but the scene was, never the less, beautiful.

    – Terence Russell

  • linsads
    linsadsover 5 years ago

    beautiful reflection love the muted colour of this one:o))

  • Thank you, linsads! I took this one just as the sun rose in hopes of catching a glorious sunrise. Didn’t happen … but that didn’t dampen the loveliness of the scene. The water was the stillest I seen on any of the lakes I visited in Glacier National Park … and I was actively looking for still water reflections.

    – Terence Russell

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 5 years ago


  • Thank you, Rose. This is another photo that I originally contemplated putting in the trash bin. I was and am extremely glad that I took another look.

    – Terence Russell

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    Absolutely serene. You have captued serenity! How beautiful and quiet this is! Cheers, Rhino

  • As I sat in this location the previous night, a “Dennis the Menace” wannabe continually threw rocks into the water right in front of where I was set up. I arose very, very early so as to get a shot of this scene over still water.

    – Terence Russell

  • Richard Yeomans
    Richard Yeomansover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful…

  • It was a delight to the eyes that I had to capture!

    – Terence Russell

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 5 years ago

    beautiful image Terence!!

  • Thank you, Gisela! I feel honored to once again be featured in this fine group!

    – Terence Russell

  • worldtripper
    worldtripperover 5 years ago

    How perfect! I could gaze at this for hours! Marita!

  • I did! Not at the time I took this one, but the night before I was sitting there looking at this scene for several hours, trying to get the right light … and then, went out early the next morning and viola!

    – Terence Russell

  • ShotsOfLove
    ShotsOfLoveabout 5 years ago

    Great capture:- )

  • I don’t normally get up quite so early, but glad I did on this day! ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot, very serene…

  • – Terence Russell

  • Smile
    Smileabout 5 years ago

    This looks so peaceful, beautiful image!

  • Thanks a lot, Nikki!

    – Terence Russell

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