Natural landscapes: view from the bridge


Kananaskis Country, which includes Spray Valley Provincial Park, is a hidden gem in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Most tourists go to the much better-known Banff, Kootnay, Yoho and Jasper national parks, leaving Kananaskis to Albertans.
This is one of my favourite viewpoints of the Kananaskis River, captured on a bridge between the main road through the park and the hotels and lodges of Kananaskis Village.
A darkening filter, used on the top 1/3 of the scene, was crucial to making this picture work. The distant peaks (that’s Mount Kidd on the far right and The Wedge on the left of centre) were so much brighter than the shadowed water that without the filter, the top of the picture would have been horribly overexposed.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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