Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 16, 2007

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park

Filed under: Autumn, Hi Res, Medium Format, Nature, Panoramic, Plants, Travel, Trees — collin j örthner @ 3:45 am

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park is a short drive, to the northeast, from Cochrane, Alberta. The park is located between parkland and foothills natural regions; the main attraction is a series of small waterfalls that flow year-round over rocky terraces covered with a lush growth of shrubs and grasses; the park is also the site of an historic fish hatchery and Alberta’s first commercial creamery. There are many hiking trails leading through this small park making for some great site seeing opportunities. Because of a constant breeze and the need for quite a long exposure it took great patience and the better part of a comple
te roll of film to get one image where the grass is still.
[Mamiya 7II, 50mm, Fuji Provia]

Remember to click on the images for a larger view.

This second image was made a different visit the fall previous from 5 individual images and stitched together creating a panorama which encompasses close to 180 degrees vertically. My feet are just outside the image at the bottom and you are looking nearly straight up at the top. This was the first digital camera I owned back in 1999, with a whopping 1.3 MP sensor!
[Canon A50]


1 Comment »

  1. Nice photograph of the grass, Colin, I know what its like to wait for the wind to quiet down !

    Comment by Gary Nylander — August 17, 2007 @ 5:53 am

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