Delving back into some images from my time in the Canadian Rockies.
The light show on this particular morning was extremely intense. The peaks lit up a and a small rainbow briefly appeared. It was a mad rush to get to this nearby location and find a composition I was pleased with before the show was over!
Ha Ling Peak, Albert. Canada
During my time in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta Canada I visited Moraine Lake on a number of occasions. I continually went back there not only to capture it under varying conditions but simply because the place is AMAZING. Each and every time I made it up there I would sit and stare in awe. It is hard not to.
Prior to my latest visit of this location I had captured it under your typical sunny summer conditions and on other occasions completely or partially frozen over but I still wasn’t satisfied. I wanted it snow covered with the lake in its liquid state.
On this particular occasion I was driving back to where I was living in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from Olympic National Park in Washington U.S.A. It was a long day of driving and after just having spent almost 2 months living out of my van/tent on the road I was ready to get home to Canmore. Anyway, I was just one hour from Canmore at 10:30pm when it started to snow pretty heavily, enough so that I was convinced it was going to stick (It was fall so the temperatures had just began to take a dive becoming cold enough for snow to not melt as soon as it landed). I thought to myself, this may be the last and only opportunity I get to shoot Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks blanketed in snow. I figured it was too good of an opportunity to pass up and spent the night in the van hoping the conditions cleared in the morning.
I’m happy I decided to stick it out for one last night. What a magic morning.
Late September I met up with Canadian Landscape Photographer Mike Isaak to shoot some of the fall colours around the banff/kananaskis area. We met up in the evening and decided to base ourselves at the Aspen lined Wedge Pond as the colour was at its peak and we thought it would be a good spot to start the morning shoot. Although the wind was howling down the valley we thought we would stick with this location and see how conditions were in the morning.
After a great nights sleep in the back of my rental van (my van was written off. Story to come) I awoke Mike from his slumber in the boot of his car. It was about 40 minutes before sunrise and the wind was still blowing a gail. The windy conditions were not desirable for this particular location so with decided to come up with a plan b. We could see that the clouds in the east were starting to become under lit with pink hues so we quickly headed for another location I had in mind. After a 20min drive down the valley we came to Spillway Lake. The Lake was protected from the wind and the sky was continuing to light up behind the Opal Range. With everything coming together we decided to set up and watch things unfold.
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I tried to escape the heat here in Perth on Monday (40 Degrees Celsius) by going through my archives and finding an image of a winter scene. This image here caught my attention as I remember it being particularly cold at the time. As I said… I TRIED to escape the heat. Processing this image didn’t drop my core temperature but I enjoyed reminiscing.
Banff, Alberta. Canada
I headed out with the intention of capturing the full moon on Friday night just gone. I scouted this location the evening before to see where the moon would rise and possible compositions I could go with. It was then just a matter of sitting and waiting, hoping that the clouds would cooperate.Kananaskis Country Alberta. Canada
Single image from the same morning as “Goosin Around”
Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park. Alberta. Canada