Natural landscapes: me and the autumn peaks
LARCH VALLEY PEAKS, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA
These gigantic mountains tower over the end of Larch Valley, one of the most popular and spectacular autumn hikes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. All those orangy-yellow larch trees aren’t dead; like their cousin the tamaracks of eastern North America, they simply shed their needles in the autumn. The lack of a strong element in the bottom half of the scene caused me to put myself into the photo, setting the timer on the camera, then running back and forth several times until I liked where I was in the composition.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter
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