In the reflection of a moment’s light,
the voice within cries,
“There is God!”
Waskasoo Creek, Red Deer, Alberta
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The water is running nicely in Piper Creek with all the warm weather we are having, although the recent dump of snow cooled things down for a few days. We also got to enjoy some fresh clean whiteness as well before it all melted again.
[ Olympus E-M5II, Olympus M.Zuiko 14-150mm II ]
The Addition of Small Quantities of Red Light
Here in Red Deer today we have had some very strong winds and along with the wind came some very heavy snow squalls. They wouldn’t last more than five minutes each, but did it ever come down! I was out again today with my borrowed Pentax 645Z as I only get it until Wednesday morning, so it didn’t matter to me if it was cold and snowy out, I wanted to play with this machine. The camera is completely weatherproof, so there was no worries about it getting wet either, which makes working in these conditions so much easier. Just so long as no moisture gets on the front element you are good to go. Clicking on the image will make it a bit larger.
[ Pentax 645Z, Pentax-D FA 55mm f/2.8 AL SDM ]
White Pyramid reflecting in Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park, AB
[ Sigma DP3 Merrill ]
A stop at Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park is really a must do if you are travelling through the area. A gorgeous waterfall into a spectacular canyon await. After a lot of rain last spring, the water level was pretty high and added a lot of drama to the river as it tumbled over the large boulder at the top of the falls. I decided to use a long exposure to blur the water, and it took a few tries to capture just the right amount of blur along with enough of the boulder showing through for contrast.
[ Sigma DP3 Merrill ]
While co-leading a photo excursion in Banff and Yoho National Parks, our group made a stop at the Natural Bridge just a few kilometres from Field B.C. We spent a fair bit of time wandering below the falls photographing the many variations of the fast moving water as it tumbles over rocks on it’s way to the Pacific Ocean.
[Olympus E-M5, M.Zuiko 40-150mm]
Heading up to Morraine Lake at 2:30 am is not exactly the thing I was thinking about snuggled in my bed, especially considering my head didn’t hit the pillow until 12:30 am. But, two hours of sleep is certainly better than none and so myself and a few other photographers I was helping lead around Banff National Park in June, hit the highway. Sunrise was about 5:30 and after the nicest colour was gone I lingered a bit and instead of the iconic shot of Morraine Lake that appeared on our old $20 bills, I instead saw a beautiful abstraction presented by the reflections of the mountains in the lake. I zoomed in as close as I could and fired off many, many images as the breezes ruffled up the surface.
[Olympus E-M5, Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm]