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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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.
Canon Eos 5D mkII, EF24-105mm, ISO 200, 6 seconds @ F11
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.
Canon Eos 5D mkII, EF 24-105mm, ISO 50, 5 seconds @ F16
Canon Eos5D mkII, EF24-105mm, ISO 50, 1 second @ F14
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.
Canon Eos 5D mkII, EF70-200mm F4 IS, ISO 320, 1/1600 @ F4, handheld