Natural landscapes: the thundering mountain water

NUMA FALLS, KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

The Vermilion River was raging when I visited, so the falls are hard to discern (you can see them better in this early winter view: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-nv). But as you can tell, it was still a glorious place to visit.
Making a long-exposure picture took some work, but I think it was important to bring some smooth flow to the violent crashing of the water as it squeezed through a relatively small opening. There wasn’t much colour in this scene, so it was a no-brainer to remove the distraction of colour.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, two neutral density (darkening) filters.

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Natural landscapes: me and the mountain morning

EMERALD LAKE, YOHO NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

It was, as you can see, a stunning morning in the Canadian Rockies. Energized by this sublime part of God’s cathedral, I walked all the way around the lake and found many great photo opportunities. I liked the drama of the brightly lit peaks and the shadowed foreground and tried putting me in the shot. Worked out pretty well, right? 🙂 Here’s the colour version: https://bit.ly/EmeraldLakeSelfie.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: me and the misty sunrise

DAWN LIGHT ON CHIEF HECTOR LAKE, NEAR MORLEY, ALBERTA

Something of a best-kept secret, this gorgeous lake is just off the road enough to be hidden from most travellers. That means my two visits (so far…) have been just me and the spectacular sunrise landscape, complete with loons. I still have lots to explore at Chief Hector Lake, so watch for more pictures from future visits.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the peaks and sky

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Rural landscapes: the windy prairie landscape

HAY ROLLS AND WIND TURBINES, PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA

Like them or not (and many folks don’t), wind turbines are a huge part of the landscape in the southern end of this western Canadian province. Southern Alberta is one of the windiest places in Canada and there are many hundreds of turbines turning that wind into power.
I liked the huge field of hay rolls and how they present such a contrast to the turbines. I included the tall grassy foreground to (1) add significant green to the scene and (2) present a bottom framing element to match the framing element of the sky.
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Rural landscapes: lost in the mist of dawn

GRAIN ELEVATOR IN THE FOG,
PINCHER STATION, ALBERTA

I’ve photographed this wonderful old structure before, but never in such foggy conditions. Wasn’t sure how the picture would turn out, but when I saw it on my desktop screen I instantly knew I’d captured an evocative, sombre scene.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the grain elevator & sky.

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Natural landscapes: flowing into the mountain town

CAMERON FALLS, WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

This beautiful cascade is right in the townsite, so it’s super accessible. And yet until this latest trip, I’ve had significant difficulties trying to photograph it because of mist blowing onto the camera.
For whatever reason, this time there was no mist, so I had a good time finding several very good viewpoints for pictures. I like this one because the cow parsnip at the bottom makes for a compelling secondary point of visual interest.
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Natural landscapes: overlooking the epic landscape

ME AND THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY, WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

The light was very harsh, but I managed to make the best of it after scrambling up to this rocky outcrop overlooking Red Rock Parkway.
I photographed this scene without me, but found that putting a person in the picture made it even more compelling.
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Natural landscapes: the hoodoo morning

THE BADLANDS OF WRITING ON STONE PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

What a fascinating park! Hundreds of these hoodoos huddle together on a gobsmacking landscape that includes a winding river and spectacular viewpoints. I overnighted here in 2015, staying up late to photograph the landscape under a full moon, grabbing a few hours’ sleep in my van, then arising early enough to capture a glorious sunrise. The distant mountains are in the United States.
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Rural landscapes: under the light of dusk

CANFOR SAWMILL, RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, BRITISH COLUMBIA

I always take advantage of opportunities for this kind of long-exposure photography – capturing nicely lit industrial operations in sunset light. In this case, the sun had long since set on the mountain valley, but there was still enough light to make for an interesting dusk sky.
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Natural landscapes: catching the reflection

MOUNTAIN VALLEY CREEK, KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

It wasn’t until I stepped back (and up) onto the road that the fantastical evening sky showed up as a reflection in the creek. That’s when I figured what might have been a decent photo was now a compelling photo.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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