Natural landscapes: the last flowers of summer


The Lake Louise flowers Canada Banffgrounds of Chateau Lake Louise, in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, are a colourful mix of walkways among beds of flowers. I captured this scene during an afternoon visit. Didn’t need a tripod; I just crouched until achieving the right balance of flowers and the distant peaks, then made the exposure.
Notice the shallow depth of field? I knew the scene didn’t need to be tack-sharp from front to back; the soft shapes of yellow and the soft background peak would nicely complement the thin section of sharply-in-focus flowers. Nikon D7100, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the peak and sky.

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