An overcast sunrise is harder to shoot than a spectacular one. A blazing sky filled with vivid colors is easy pickings. On a grey day you have to be more thoughtful about your shots.
I was riding with Dave Brosha in Banff National Park, and he saw a tree! Seriously, he saw some trees that he wanted to photograph so we stopped on the side of the road.
I was booked for the Sunday afternoon photo session at Vermillion Lakes with David DuChemin as part of the Persistent Vision weekend. Dave Brosha had flown down from Yellowknife, NWT for the weekend and was also on the afternoon shoot. Dave wanted to do some additional shooting in the Rocky Mountains, so I offered to join him.
I like the way the tones are indistinctly reflected on to the lake surface, creating bands of color. Two Jack Lake is a smallish lake below Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. The peak in the background is Mount Inglismaldie and is the second highest in the Fairholme Range. I think that having some knowledge of your subject, that you can pass on to your viewers, will enhance their experience and enjoyment of your images. I take some pride in knowing or finding the names to all of my photo locations. This takes some study time and knowledge of the lay of the land. I look at a lot of images every week and there is little that I find more annoying than misinformation. People who are geographically challenged have numerous tools available, starting with in camera GPS tagging. Data logger GPSs offer two step photo locating. Lastly there are dozens of programs to run on your computer to add Latitude and Longitude information to your files as well as a number of web sites that can tag your photos. GeoSetter is a freeware program that can manually or automatically tag photos from track files. I usually use Photo Mechanic to geotag my files before uploading. Both Flickr and PicasaWeb have geo location features. Paper maps and Google Earth are my two main sources of geographic names. Thanks to a suggestion from Darwin Wiggett, I installed Peakfinder right into Google Earth
In the best light…