Canadian Rockies Landscape Photography

I’ve just returned from a 9 day photo shoot in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia and a few days in northwest Montana.   While my focus was on the american elk or wapiti rut I did spend some time capturing the magnificent scenery the area has to offer.

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Sunrise at Bow Lake #2

Canon Eos 5D mkII, EF24-105mm @ 65mm, ISO 100,

These 2 images are of Bow Lake in Banff National Park.  I used a polarizer and a Singh Ray 3 stop GND filter and a feathering technique to achieve to balance the excessive contrast and achieve the look I was after.

Tangle Creek Falls

Canon Eos 5D mkII,  EF24-105mm, ISO 200, 6 seconds @ F11

Athabasca Falls

Canon Eos 5D mkII, EF24-105mm, ISO 50,  4 seconds @ F16

Several days before I visited Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park we had heavy rain for most of the day and the usually turquoise blue Athabasca River turned the color of dirty milk.  It made for some unusual views of the falls.  Here I used my polarizer and 3 stop ND filter to slow my shutter speed down to soften the water.

Marble Canyon

Canon Eos 5D mkII, EF 24-105mm,  ISO 50, 5 seconds @ F16

Marble Falls

 Canon Eos5D mkII, EF24-105mm, ISO 50, 1 second @ F14

Kootenay mountainside with Autumn Color

Canon Eos 7d, EF 70-200mm F4 IS, ISO 200, 1/100 @ F4

In this image I used a longer focal length to isolate an interesting portion of the opposite mountainside in Kootenay National Park.  The dead trees provide an interesting graphic feel.

Sunrise over the Mission Mountains

Canon Eos 5D mkII, EF70-200mm F4 IS, ISO 320, 1/1600 @ F4, handheld

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