Cougar Mountain

Cougar Mountain

Cougar Mountain

Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Sept. 6, 2018 - Sept. 7, 2018

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Cougar Mountain

This probably isn’t an area that most people choose to go backpack, it’s a pretty ugly area with all the washout and the trail is a wide road. Even though it’s not the nicest area the spot I found for the night was beautiful.

Now, if you follow my photography you may notice that these photos look quite different from my usual style. I can say that none of them made it into my portfolio, but some of them are kind of cool and the story is fun!

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I knew from the beginning that this wasn’t going to be an amazing sunset but I had passed this spot on my way into camp so I thought that the winding river would make for a decent composition no matter what happened with sunset.


Focal Length: 22mm

Exposure: 1/30sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 160

Sept. 6, 2018 | 8:07pm

Not my best work but this shot was very reactionary, I was eating breakfast and all of a sudden the color started coming into the sky so I jumped into action! I had this spot picked out from the night before so that I would have something ready to shot in the morning just in case this exact thing happened.


Focal Length: 31mm

Exposure: 1/4sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 160

Sept. 7, 2018 | 6:58am

My favorite image from this trip but also the most disappointing photo I’ve ever taken! The overall coloring and composition are beautiful but, I didn’t realize until I got home that I had cranked up the ISO way too far…


Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 1/60sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 1600

Sept. 7, 2018 | 7:04am

This shot was pure luck, I had started the hike out and noticed that the color around this peak looked nice so pulling my Canon off my should I took a quick shot not expecting too much. But, if you look just above the peak there’s a little black dot, and that is a perfectly timed bird going through the shot in the most beautiful way possible taking this from just another random shot to something I am quite proud of.


Focal Length: 45mm

Exposure: 1/80sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 125

Sept. 7, 2018 | 8:22am

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