MORNING POND, GLENBOW RANCH PROVINCIAL PARK, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA
Since opening to the public in 2011, this 3,300-acre park has become a favourite photo locale in any season. Me and my photography equipment visited on a summer dawn with this unnamed pond in mind. I was surprised to find a new viewing platform and, after initially thinking it might ruin any pictures, I found it to be very useful. After making a few exposures, I decided to put me into the scene and that involved hitting the camera timer, then sprinting to the correct spot. It took a half-dozen attempts to get me in the centre of the scene. And even as I did it, I knew I would process a version of the resulting photo with me in colour and the rest of the composition in monotone. Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.
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