Grotto Canyon

Grotto Canyon

Grotto Canyon

Exshaw. Alberta

February 1, 2019

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Grotto Canyon

With no hope of a good sunrise, we’re heading deep into Grotto Canyon and going beyond the trails end. My plan for this hike was to shoot the icefalls that I had heard so much about! Sadly they were blown out of proportion, don’t get me wrong, they were cool but nothing super exciting. Lucky the further I went into the valley, the more mountain peak started becoming visible, mixed with the heavy cloud cover made for some awesome results!

Distance (km)

Hours

Photos Taken

I genuinely had no idea what I would be able to shoot this day but when I reached this point and turned around to this gorgeous view I knew I had to try and capture the mood of the environment.

 

Focal Length: 70mm

Exposure: 1/30sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Feb. 1, 2019 | 8:51am

I found the shapes and textures on this peak very interesting, it almost looks soft. If I could change on thing about this shot to make it better, I would get rid of the single deciduous tree because I find it just a little bit distracting.

 

Focal Length: 56mm

Exposure: 1/60sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Feb. 1, 2019 | 9:32am

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Kananaskis Country, Alberta

January 31, 2019

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On the way back to Canmore, I came across this random turn off near Goat Pond.

The initial point was to park my truck up on the banks of the pond and get some glory shots but I ended spending time watching sled dogs and playing around with long exposures.

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Hours

Photos Taken

This shot was 100% luck! I didn’t expect the sled dog teams to stop right in the center of the lake and it just so happened that the light on the mountains in the background was pretty nice.

 

Focal Length: 150mm

Exposure: 1/80sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 160

Jan. 31, 2019 | 12:03am

If for no other reason than this is a long exposure panorama ( 6 pictures stitched together each with a 13 second exposure ), this is one of the coolest shots I’ve taken in a long time. It’s definitely more difficult taking multiple shot and shooting at longer durations but the result it amazing!

 

Focal Length: 24mm

Exposure: 13 sec X 6

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Jan. 31, 2019 | 12:35am

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Kananaskis Country, Alberta

January 31, 2019

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Even in warm weather I hate driving on dirt roads, so with that in mind I decided to head out the spray lakes road in winter well before sunrise! Stupid, maybe but also well worth it.

Distance (km)

Hours

Photos Taken

With the heavy cloud cover and no chance of sunrise coloring I decided to use it to my advantage. This middle peak was being separated from those behind it by the clouds making it a perfect subject for a black and white shot.

 

Focal Length:  36mm

Exposure: 2.0 sec

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 100

Jan. 31, 2019 | 8:03am

It’s always cool to see the ice formations late in the winter, once the ice has had time to move and change shape. This crack caught my attention because of the amazing color gradients within the ice.

 

Focal Length:  45mm

Exposure: 1/60sec

Aperture: f/8.0

ISO: 100

Jan. 31, 2019 | 9:08am

I tried really hard to get a cool composition in this spot, but I honestly don’t know if it was even possible. The chunks of exposed ice had beautiful coloring but I couldn’t get a good angle on them without loosing the mountain in the background.

 

Focal Length:  42mm

Exposure: 1/400sec

Aperture: f/9.0

ISO: 100

Jan. 31, 2019 | 9:37am

This was another one of those shots where there’s nothing all that interesting about it other than the textures in the ice and snow.

 

Focal Length:  15mm

Exposure: 1/125sec

Aperture: f/8.0

ISO: 100

Jan. 31, 2019 | 10:19am

Never looking back is bad advice for photographer! Almost back at my truck, I turned around and with the now bright light and wavy snowshoe track, the white expanse was finally worth taking a picture of.

 

Focal Length:  15mm

Exposure: 1/500sec

Aperture: f/8.0

ISO: 100

Jan. 31, 2019 | 10:35am

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Johnson Lake

Johnson Lake

Johnson Lake

Banff National Park, Alberta

January 30, 2019

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Spray Lakes

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After turning back from the hike I had planned to do near Johnson Lake, I tried to find some decent images around Lake Minnewanka but ended up having no luck there either.

Like I said in the video, sometimes you just don’t get a good day of photography and that’s not always bad.

Distance (km)

Hours

Photos Taken

This was one of those shot I took because I was there, it wasn’t until I got home that I realized how nice it actually was. The heavy looking cloud over Mt. Rundle adds just enough drama to the image to make it interesting.

 

Focal Length: 36mm

Exposure: 1/250sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Jan. 30, 2019 | 2:03pm

It was really weird seeing this guy walking across the lake, I wasn’t able to get a good shot of him because I only had a 200mm lens. Of course the 600mm lens was in my truck, a 20 minute walk away.

 

Focal Length: 200mm

Exposure: 1/1000sec

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 100

Jan. 30, 2019 | 2:58pm

Another landscape shot that’s all about textures. I like showing this image to people because without context it usually takes a couple minutes for people to figure out what their looking at.

 

Focal Length: 135mm

Exposure: 1/160sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Jan. 30, 2019 | 3:24pm

Well on the way back to the hostel, I noticed the sky starting to get this beautiful coloring and got a little desperate looking for a spot to stop. I found this little turn off, jumped out of my truck and booked it into a field to capture this shot.

 

Focal Length: 135mm

Exposure: 1/160sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Jan. 30, 2019 | 3:24pm

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