Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Rocky Mountains

Image:Red Rock Canyon, 5D Mk II, 24-70 f 2.8 L, 70mm at f11, 3 sec

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Image:Moraine Lake, 5D Mk II, 16-35 f 2.8 L, 28mm at f16, 1/20 sec

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Image:Moraine Lake, 5D Mk II, 16-35 f 2.8 L, 29mm at f11, 1/25 sec

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Image:Lake Louise Sunrise, 5D Mk II, 24-70 f 2.8 L, 31mm at f11, 1/2.5 sec

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Image:Endless Ridge, 5D Mk II, 70-200 f4 IS L, 200mm at f11, 1/100 sec

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Banff, Jasper, Waterton and Glacier, amongst other National Parks make up the Northern Rocky mountains, or the the southern if you ask people in the Yukon Territories. One of the most beautiful places in North America and a great place to get away and do some unwinding. Me being the photographer that I am, of course couldn't help but get up for a few sunrises. Sunrise appears to be the better time to shoot up there at least for this time of year.

Lake Louise is of course a mandatory visit at sunrise and so far of the two I have seen I have not been disappointed. A lot of people don't realize of course that when they see this image, the photographer is standing about 20 yards from a luxury hotel and after the shoot is rewarded with a double tall latte at the Fairmont Hotel.

Ten minuets up the road from Lake Louise is Moraine Lake, my favorite place to shoot in Banff, it easily rivals Lake Louise in Beauty and the color of the water is even more fantastical. Here it is best to shoot later in the morning, due to the way the light hits the lake and the surrounding peaks, even with no clouds great images can be made here.

Again the early riser is rewarded with a double tall latte with in minuets of the shoot at the Moraine Lake lodge.

The Endless Chain Ridge in southern Jasper is a very impressive mountain range, looking north before heading up to the Columbia Ice Field.

More soon..........


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