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Passage through Witches Gulch

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 September 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

As the glaciers began to recede, the melt water had nowhere to go, blocked by a lobe of the glacier butted up against the Baraboo Hills, which are made of indestructible quartzite. The water backed up for 4,0000 years forming Glacial Lake Wisconsin, which grew to 70 miles wide, 70 miles long and 130 feet deep. About 14,000 years ago, under such pressure the ice dam let loose, sending a raging torrent through the region. The rushing water sculpted the unique cliffs of the Dells and carved out the deep narrow canyons in a matter of days.

Photographed August 7, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/3.5 ISO 800 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I can feel the pinch in this !

30 Sep 2015 5:45am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique aspect de la roche.
De très beaux détails.
Bonnes explications. )

30 Sep 2015 6:09am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow !! Great image of a very interesting place.
(Do not worry, all have periods without being able to meet Aminus friends)

30 Sep 2015 7:33am

estel from bastia, France


30 Sep 2015 8:00am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau cadrage j'aime

30 Sep 2015 8:04am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beatiful place, i like the structure of the rocks and the vegetation on it.

30 Sep 2015 8:42am

Marcel Peltier from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

very good picture...

30 Sep 2015 10:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow !! Spectacular !

30 Sep 2015 11:11am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Amazing! Excellent.

30 Sep 2015 11:48am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, perspective, colors, lights & textures!
Amazing path!

30 Sep 2015 12:18pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The picture of this canyon has a powerful draw with its perspective and converging lines. Excellent image.

30 Sep 2015 3:23pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition !

30 Sep 2015 3:37pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully framed .Splendid colors.:-)

30 Sep 2015 5:07pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Wonderful composition with the boardwalk leading the eye to this fantastic gorge.

30 Sep 2015 5:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am being pulled in by the point of view. Beautiful

30 Sep 2015 5:46pm

ceteceva from Angers, France

Un passage impressionnant et attirant entre les rochers !

30 Sep 2015 6:12pm

Photo Cache from San Francisco, United States

Wow, this is spectacular

30 Sep 2015 6:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo the gulch. The history of this formation sounds like the the ice age damn break that shaped the Palouse River.

30 Sep 2015 6:38pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is quite a narrow passageway and it looks dark further in. It's really cool how the water chiseled through that quartzite! What an interesting place, I would love to visit there. An awesome photo Steven and very interesting reading. I enjoyed!

30 Sep 2015 7:14pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Amazing photo with a supreme effect of high speed point of view, the name is
very appropriate indeed !~

30 Sep 2015 7:16pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent composition !

30 Sep 2015 7:54pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

While the people in the earlier version add scale, this unpopulated version has better leading lines.

30 Sep 2015 11:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The history of how this was formed is very interesting. A beautiful view. I love the layers of rock and the narrow separation.

1 Oct 2015 1:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful point of view - makes us want to explore further!

1 Oct 2015 9:43am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Stunning scenery, a photographer's dream. You made the most of it for sure!

1 Oct 2015 12:23pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


1 Oct 2015 2:18pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Une entrée bien mystérieuse !

2 Oct 2015 6:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful light

5 Oct 2015 11:17am