Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Banff National Park, Alberta

October 16, 2018

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Twin Lakes

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Twin Lakes

First day of a three day trip so I planned to keep it pretty easy, at least that was the thought…

Overall this hike is not very hard but the trail had at least an inch of packed ice on it, and with out spikes up hill took twice as long.

I also discovered that there is a beautiful backcountry campground beside upper twin lake that I will hopefully be able to get back to next summer.

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One of the main benefits of shooting mid-day is that you can get some really interesting black and white shots like this. The harsh light creates very strong contrast and in a location like this the contrast between the snow and rock is what makes this shot work.

 

Focal Length: 24mm

Exposure: 1/100sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 16, 2018 | 2:07pm

Frozen waterfalls, probably the coolest thing about winter in the mountains. I always love finding spots like this in late fall where you’ve got a frozen falls and liquid lake.

 

Focal Length: 200mm

Exposure: 1/30sec

Aperture: f/18

ISO: 250

Oct. 16, 2018 | 2:77pm

The funny part about this picture is that I would never have noticed it if I hadn’t be interrupted while shooting Castle Mountain. I was in the bed of my truck staying focused on Castle Mountain when a couple gentle men in an RV came up an asked me a bunch of questions and when I turned around to answer them I saw this view and nearly jumped!

 

Focal Length: 50mm

Exposure: 0.8 sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 16, 2018 | 7:10pm

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Turbine Canyon

Turbine Canyon

Turbine Canyon

Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Sept. 26, 2018 - Sept. 27, 2018

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Turbine Canyon

When was the last time you experienced true fear?

Now think about that time and imagine yourself in this situation. You are 16km away from your vehicle, the closest people are anywhere from 30-50km away and the area you have to sleep in has had a bear walk through it in the past 24hrs.

Hopefully, this can help you understand the fear I showed in this video! Enjoy my sensitive side…

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Photos Taken

There’s nothing better than shooting a perfectly smooth mountain lake early in morning. I really liked how the ridge across the lake seamed to fade into the the tree.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 1.0 sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Sept. 27, 2018 | 7:23am

This will forever be the image that defines my love for photography, because even in one of the scariest situations I’ve been in, I managed to get this beautifully symmetrical shot with fall colors and snow covered mountains. At this point in time my only concern was getting a good shot and all my fears subsided for a few minutes.

 

Focal Length: 24mm

Exposure: 2.5 sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Sept. 27, 2018 | 7:24am

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The Point

The Point

The Point

Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Set. 25, 2018 - Sept. 26, 2018

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Even though this was one of the easiest backpacking trips I’ve done, it was extremely satisfying (at least this first night…). The campground was very nice and the large school group I shared it with where great neighbors!

I didn’t have high expectations for this area, this first night was basically meant to be a layover so that I could head out to turbine canyon early the next morning. Once I got into the campground I realized how beautiful the surrounding area was and I will definitely be going back there.

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Hours

Photos Taken

As sunset started to get closer, the low angle of the sun cutting through the clouds put some very interesting lighting on this peak. Most notably, right on the snow patches, the light was the most intense creating beautiful contrast with the sky.

 

Focal Length: 48mm

Exposure: 1/320sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Sept. 25, 2018 | 3:56pm

Using a long focal length is not something I do often in landscape photography, but with these peaks, I really want to get up close and personal and capture the detail in the rock.

 

Focal Length: 70mm

Exposure: 1/320sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Sept. 25, 2018 | 4:00pm

I’m kind of on the fence about this image, on one hand, I think the coloring is nice but overall the composition and the lighting on the mountain aren’t great, but I like to include images that “amazing” sometimes to show that not every shot a photographer takes is “amazing”.

 

Focal Length: 35mm

Exposure: 1/5sec

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 100

Sept. 25, 2018 | 7:47pm

A vertical landscape, now that’s weird for me. This was one of the rare times where I thought that the vertical crop really helped focus on the distant peaks while keeping a good amount of the beautiful color in the water.

 

Focal Length: 24mm

Exposure: 0.5 sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Sept. 25, 2018 | 7:49pm

After a disappointing sunrise, I headed back to my campsite to pack up and start the day’s hike but while waiting for my breakfast to cook the sun broke through and lit up the front side of this mountain. Just another time when I had to dive for my camera and try to get the shot before the light changed.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 1/30 sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Sept. 26, 2018 | 8:10am

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