Triple Falls is a hidden location among the alpine meadows dubbed the Hanging Gardens in Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana. This stunning waterfall is also known as Double or Quadruple Falls depending on the number of streams joining the Reynolds Creek as it flows towards lower elevations, often a reflection of how much snow has melted. The landscape master Galen Rowell was among the first to photograph it, instantaneously elevating the site to an iconic status.
After seeing the waterfall in multiple publications over the years, I made the experience of finding the Triple Falls my number one priority on my trip to Glacier. Most importantly, I wanted to capture it in ways that haven’t been done before and provide my own interpretation of this magical place. Although just over a mile from the Logan Pass Visitor’s Center, one should not attempt to locate falls prior to speaking with the park rangers and ascertaining that the Hanging Gardens area is open. Maximum effort must be exerted to make sure that the fragile alpine fields remain untrampled, best done by traveling along the stream.
When I arrived, I was greeted with a nearly full moon which was strikingly red in color, perhaps due to the numerous wildfires around the area, imparting a subtle glow the rocks around the bustling waterfall. I’ve been having a blast working with the Sigma Corporation of America and used my Sigma SD1 Merrill DSLR to capture these mysterious hues, resulting in a one-of-a-kind take entitled “What Dreams May Come,” below. I loved the way the Foveon X3 censor at the heart of the SD1M rendered even the most minute details in relatively low light.
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