Boom Lake

Boom Lake

Boom Lake

Banff National Park, Alberta

March 6, 2019

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Boom Lake

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Castle Mountain

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Rockbound Lake

Rockbound LakeBanff National Park, AlbertaMarch 5, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Rockbound LakeAs we near the end of winter, it’s time to start planning for warm weather. In this video, we’re heading up to the rockbound lake in Banff to find...

Keep going there’s still more!

Boom Lake

Well, this was a ruff day… With one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve seen in a long time, I took off down the trail hoping to reach Boom Lake, which is a little more than 5km away, before the sunrise fully burned out. But as you’ll see in the video I reach the lake only to find that sunrise had completely finished. Luckily this hike was not a waste of time because after seeing this location and having time to walk around I’ve got some cool ideas for summertime shots when the lake isn’t frozen.

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Hours

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I’m usually really bad at taking “selfies” but this one really worked out well. I will say this is the first time I thought about what I was wearing and how to make it look best with the environment.

 

Focal Length: 35mm

Exposure: 1/200sec

Aperture: f/5.0

ISO: 100

Mar. 6, 2019 | 8:24am

Following the theme of my winter photography, when in doubt find some interesting textures. So even with the harsh morning light, I took this shot focusing on the textures in the rock wall and the peaks.

 

Focal Length: 23mm

Exposure: 1/60sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Mar. 6, 2019 | 8:37am

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Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

Banff National Park, Alberta

March 5, 2019

Also from this trip:

Boom Lake

Boom LakeBanff National Park, AlbertaMarch 6, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Boom LakeWell, this was a ruff day… With one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve seen in a long time, I took off down the trail hoping to reach Boom Lake, which is a...

Castle Mountain

Castle MountainBanff National Park, AlbertaMarch 5, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Castle MountainLiving in Calgary, it’s not often I get to see a sky full of stars and while out trying to shoot sunsets and sunrises it’s hard to make time to...

Rockbound Lake

Rockbound LakeBanff National Park, AlbertaMarch 5, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Rockbound LakeAs we near the end of winter, it’s time to start planning for warm weather. In this video, we’re heading up to the rockbound lake in Banff to find...

Keep going there’s still more!

Castle Mountain

Living in Calgary, it’s not often I get to see a sky full of stars and while out trying to shoot sunsets and sunrises it’s hard to make time to shoot the night sky.
On this trip, I decided it was time to do some astrophotography. With a powerful subject like Castle Mountain, it is easy to get a good composition even without being able to see where your camera is pointed.

Each shot in the video uses a different technique, first being long exposure with low ISO and medium aperture. Second, long-medium exposure, low ISO and wide aperture and third fast exposure, high ISO and wide aperture.

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Hours

Photos Taken

You don’t realize how much the world moves until you see a long exposure image like this. I decided to go with black and white on this image because it helped bring focus to the bright stars.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 20 min

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Mar. 5, 2019 | 9:37pm

I used a wide aperture to shorten the duration on this one to get that slightly chaotic look. The color gradient was the result of light pollution from the lodge but is what really makes this image amazing to me.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 5 min

Aperture: f/1.8

ISO: 100

Mar. 5, 2019 | 10:02pm

For the final one, I wanted to get the stars fixed in place which forced me to crank up the ISO. The image isn’t that good, but the idea is, if you look closely you can kind of see the shape of the galaxy over the left side of the mountain.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 8.0 sec

Aperture: f/1.8

ISO: 500

Mar. 5, 2019 | 10:13pm

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Rockbound Lake

Rockbound Lake

Rockbound Lake

Banff National Park, Alberta

March 5, 2019

Also from this trip:

Boom Lake

Boom LakeBanff National Park, AlbertaMarch 6, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Boom LakeWell, this was a ruff day… With one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve seen in a long time, I took off down the trail hoping to reach Boom Lake, which is a...

Castle Mountain

Castle MountainBanff National Park, AlbertaMarch 5, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Castle MountainLiving in Calgary, it’s not often I get to see a sky full of stars and while out trying to shoot sunsets and sunrises it’s hard to make time to...

Rockbound Lake

Rockbound LakeBanff National Park, AlbertaMarch 5, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Rockbound LakeAs we near the end of winter, it’s time to start planning for warm weather. In this video, we’re heading up to the rockbound lake in Banff to find...

Keep going there’s still more!

Rockbound Lake

As we near the end of winter, it’s time to start planning for warm weather. In this video, we’re heading up to the rockbound lake in Banff to find out if it’s worthwhile visiting at sunset in the summer. Since I’ve got plenty of time now it’s very worthwhile to get out not for the sake of photography but to figure out areas that will make for some good shots in the future.

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Hours

Photos Taken

With no prominent subjects in the area, I decided to try shooting this rock wall and capture the all the nature textures and colors created by the rocks.

 

Focal Length: 20mm

Exposure: 1/125sec

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 100

Mar. 5, 2019 | 2:29pm

Initially I was very disappointed with this photo, but once I stopped obsessing about the lack of sunset colors and flipped it into black and white, it has now become one of my favorite shots of Castle Mountain!

 

Focal Length: 14mm

Exposure: 1/25sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Mar. 5, 2019 | 6:11pm

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