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Yoho Reflections

Yoho Reflectionss

 

Mount Dennis reflects in a small pond beside the baseball diamond in Field, BC, next to the Kicking Horse River.

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Boats

Boats

 

I’ve been going over a few older images this week and processing them. Some had been done before, this one had not been previously posted. I liked the repetitive shapes and lines. I also found the names of the boats interesting. Can you identify the sources for the names?

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Fog On The Flats

Fog On The Flats

 

I don’t know if it is fog or just low clouds but it was hanging over the Kicking Horse Valley near Field, BC in Yoho National Park, but it sure looked interesting.

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Aquila Mountain

Aquila Mountain

 

The rising sun hasn’t broken over the top of the mountain, although the sun is likely up on the other side of the Rockies. Again we’re in the Kicking Horse Valley amongst the low hanging clouds. In this image I went with an old timey feel by using Nik’s Analog Efex.

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Mount King

Mount King

 

In the middle of Yoho National Park Mount King lays resplendent in the predawn light. I’m shooting from the Kicking Horse Valley which follows the base of the mountain and runs off to the right towards the town of Field.

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Mt. Ogden In The Mist

Mt. Ogden In The Mist

 

The fall brings bright colors to the foliage and interesting weather. The clouds and fog roll in on Mt Ogden on the right, but I know, up the valley lies Takkakaw Falls and the road usually closes in October, and another summer has passed without a trip up the valley, through the switch backed roads and up the side of the mountain to Canada’s second highest waterfall. More planning for next year.

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Lone Pine

Lone Pine

I was hoping for a nice reflection of the tree in the water but the wind rippled the surface of the lake. The blue of Emerald Lake shows up nicely in the ripples, whereas the yellow in the slope reflects in the the calmer portion.

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Hillside Shadows

Hillside Shadows

I love to watch the light play on the landscape as I drive through it. Seeing the clean snow on the hillside with the long evergreen shadows, really caught my attention. The clouds nicely framed the scene.

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Snow Road

Snow Road

With spring seemingly just around the corner, a last glimpse of winter might hurry it on it’s way. Soon the frozen over Kicking Horse River will be released from an icy grip, and the melting snow pack will end the threat of avalanches.

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Mount Stephen

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The sun is almost behind Mount Burgess, across the Kicking Horse River valley, leaving a strip of light along the edge. I liked the bit of a pink tinge to the clouds.

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Pending Storm

Pending Storm

Many of my first memories of photography were of processing black and white film in the darkroom, and looking at Ansel Adams pictures. I’ve always liked the detail and contrast in my monochrome images. I used Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 in Adobe Photoshop CC to create the sort of image that I remember. I used the red filter and the Kodak Panatomic X film effect to get closer to what I liked.

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Mountain Light

Mountain Light

“My first thought is always of light” Galen Rowell

Please forgive the obvious reference to the late great Galen Rowell. Back in the 1980’s when I was trying to get serious about my photography, I would see his name in nearly every magazine that I picked up. It made me pay attention to what he was doing. And what he was doing was paying attention to the light.

I spotted this saddle in the Ottertail Range in Yoho National Park near Field, British Columbia. The afternoon light brushed across the contours, casting deep shadows in the crags.

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Kicking Horse Flats

Kicking Horse Flats

The rain storm to the west of Field, BC in Yoho National Park heads for the Alberta border. The sun catches the edge of Mount Stephen on the right and Mount Field in the distance.

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Near Ottertail

Near Ottertail

I thought that the Trans Canada Highway west of Field, BC in Yoho National Park made a great leading line. The rain storm further up the Kicking Horse Valley left streamers coming down over the town.

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Kicking Horse Evening

Kicking Horse Evening

The light reflecting off of the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park caught my eye. The river and highway curve to the left to point out the distant mountains. The clouds frame the mountains keeping your eye in the frame. The sun is still high enough to light the clouds from the side.

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Just A Bit Of Light

Mount Stephen

Scenic images are not always the greatest on overcast days. Some times you do get lucky and a bit of sun peeks through and you get nice light on what ever you are viewing. Don’t wait because the light will probably change fast and you will miss it if you don’t hurry. With the precipitation that we have been getting recently, I imagine that Kicking Horse Flats near Field, BC is now full of runoff from edge to edge.

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Sunset At Wapta Lake

Sunset At Wapta Lake

The early winter sunsets put me in different places for the changing light. Normally I’m through this area during the day but leaving late this day had me at this location at an opportune time. Very little was done to this image after changing it to a square crop. I wanted to keep the deep shadow to emphasize the rich colors in the sky.

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So You Think You Know Yoho?

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Yoho National Park is the latest in Darwin Wiggett’s best selling series How To Photograph The Canadian Rockies. Darwin and Samantha have collaborated on this, the newest. The eBooks are now being published by their website oopoomoo.com .

Yoho is one of the least known yet heavily trafficked of Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks. The Tran-Canada Highway bisects the entire park. Safe pullouts are few and many have no good view. Darwin and Sam point out the the best photographic locations from their extensive travels in the park. They detail the sights on each of the few roads within the park.

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The Warming Sun

The Warming Sun

In Monday’s post, Shades of Blue, we saw the entire scene blue in the shade with the sun behind the cloud. A little later, the sun came out from hiding and cast a beautiful shaft of light across the mountain face. The brilliant sunlight created a warmth in just a small section of the image. I liked the contrast of color temperatures.

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Shades Of Blue

Shades Of Blue

Shooting in the shade tends toward a blue cast in your photographs. With the sun behind the cloud, it turned the whole scene blue. I did very little post processing to retain the overall blue tone. Colors can often convey mood through your imagery.

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Emerald Lake Revisited

Emerald Lake Boat Dock

By revisited, I don’t mean that I made another trip there. Again, I’ve been cruising my archives and this time I have another 2009 image, this time from Emerald Lake, in Yoho National Park. A Graduated Neutral Density Filter from Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro3 helped to even the exposure. A bit of a crop cleaned up the image to make it presentable. It was a beautiful May afternoon on our way back from Golden, BC and we decided to head up to the lake. The boat rentals weren’t open for the season but were getting ready and had everything stacked on the dock. Having completed a 3-4 mile walk in Golden, I didn’t feel like going around the lake, so we ended up sticking close to the lodge.

Nikon D80, Nikkor 12-24mm @24mm, f/11, 1/50 sec, ISO 100

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