Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Mount Rundle

Rundle Sunrise

Rundle Sunrise

 

There’s something about standing in the chill dark next to Vermillion Lakes, waiting for the sun to rise. This day had  remarkably still water, for great reflections, and the lack of wind really allowed peaceful contemplation.

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Rundle Clouds

Rundle Clouds

 

Some days Mount Rundle is spectacular some day it isn’t so much.  Don’t get me wrong, It’s always great to photograph in Banff National Park, but you have to be in place at the right time to get the amazing color. The thing is with landscape photography, returning to the same location multiple times will increase your chance of  getting great images. I usually try to get to Vermillion Lakes at least a couple times a year. So, keep trying and go shoot something!

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Vermillion Ice

Vermillion Ice

I’m back out at Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park. We were there in Banff to attend Paul Zizka’s gallery opening at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and made a side trip to the lakes for a little me time. I ventured out on the ice for this shot. The cold weather that we’ve been having lately gave me confidence that it was safe.

With this post, I’m starting my fifth year of blogging. It was a little shaky at the start but I soon got into this three posts a week schedule that I’ve been faithful to keeping. I don’t know what the next year will bring, but I want to bring you better images and commentary. More feedback from you, on what you would like to see would be helpful.

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Vermillion Sunrise

Vermillion Sunrise

A classic scene from Banff National Park, the sunrise over Mount Rundle and the Vermillion Lakes is one of the most photographed scenes. To me, it doesn’t matter who has photographed a location before me. If you try to not compare yourself to others, perhaps you can approach any situation with a view of your own. I often find that when shooting at workshops, I’ll be setup beside other photographers, and we’ll each come back with something quite different. So don’t sweat it, work a scene and shoot what you like. And if you do like a location, and are able to return, do come back and shoot it again. Every day is different and the photographic choices that you make will make each shot different. This is the start to developing your own style, you just need to get out and shoot.

In the best light…


North Rundle Enveloped

North Rundle Enveloped

The view of Mount Rundle in Banff National Park is such an iconic image, it’s hard to find a view that is fresh and new. Here is a view from the north side on the highway. I liked the way that bits of the mountain face appeared through the clouds. I thought the line of evergreens at the bottom of the image would anchor the scene.

In the best light…