Similarities Between Grinnell Point and Swiftcurrent Lake and Sinopah Mountain and Two Medicine Lake

February 09, 2016

Grinnell Point and Swiftcurrent Lake

Sinopah Mountain and Two Medicine Lake (xxxxxx)

Photographer: George Seielstad
Summary Author: George SeielstadFebruary 2016 Viewer's Choice

Shown above are Grinnell Point (8,851 ft or 2,698 m) and Swiftcurrent Lake (top) and Sinopah Mountain (8,271 ft or 2,521 m) and Two Medicine Lake (bottom). Both of these beautiful vistas are found in Glacier National Park, Montana. As its name reveals, the topography of Glacier National Park is a consequence of glacial scouring and retreat. What's intriguing is how similar the processes were in two locations separated by approximately 24 mi (38 km). Compare Grinnell Point, with Mount Gould (to its left) and Mount Wilbur (to its right), fronted by Swiftcurrent Lake with its likeness, Sinopah Mountain, flanked by Painted Teepee (to its left) and Lone Walker Mountain and Mount Helen (to its right), fronted by glacier-gouged Two Medicine Lake. Photos taken on July 10, 2013.

Photo Details: Top - Camera Model: NIKON D300; Lens: 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 18mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm); Focus Distance: Infinite; Aperture: ƒ/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80); ISO equiv: 400; Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.0 (Windows). Bottom - same except: Focal Length: 14mm (35mm equivalent: 21mm); Aperture: ƒ/10.0; Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60); ISO equiv: 200.