This image was taken near the highway just east of the Jasper townsite. The wind was blowing and I didn't have my tripod with me, so holding the camera steady was a challenge. It is early spring so the grasses are still brown, but the trees, water, and mountains are always a site to behold. A frustration for some travellers in this area is that speed limits are as low as 50 km because of wildlife along the roads - but travelling slow has its rewards!
Jasper was named after Jasper Hawes, who operated a trading post in the region for the North West Company. Before this it was referred to as Fitzhugh. The park was established on September 14, 1907 as Jasper Forest Park, and was granted national park status in 1930, with the passing of the National Parks Act. In 2004, Jasper National Park had 1,908,000 visitors.
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Nelu_Goia (3116) 2007-04-18 11:13
I think this is one is better than the yesterday one because it`s not too contrasted and the composition is also better.
Have you considered to boost up a bit the colors of the grass?
Thank you for sharing it with us,
clnaef (6289) 2007-04-18 11:17
Idéal par sa composition ce paysage dégage une impression de calme.
hawranek (22) 2007-04-18 11:32
Ou. Very beauti colours and composition. I like mountains and red stones. :) Good shot:)
samuel_70 (84) 2007-04-18 11:48
Once again you're a talented and lucky man, living in such a wonderful area.
sacavem (18610) 2007-04-18 12:49
Great photo of Canada, magnificent lakes, mountains and forests.Is a pretty postcard of Jasper National Park. Good colours, definition and contrast.
Taste very of the lakes and forests of the Canada.
vizion (729) 2007-04-18 15:01
Nice composition, to have the rock in the foreground and your point of view is great. Together creating a good depth. Nice sky.
asajernigan (21152) 2007-04-18 21:30
Outstanding landscape shot. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and DOF. Nice contrast between the brown grass and the nice blues of the lake and sky.
PJE (20758) 2007-04-18 23:09
Gerald what amazes me about this photo is the fact that BC is beautiful even on roadside spots like this. I always have assumed that it requires hiking into extreme locations to find wonderful locations like this. Now you proved me wrong. Excellent capture!
Cormac (26563) 2007-04-19 9:56
It's amazing to me that there is almost no snow there, in April! If I had known that I might have visited the Rockies on the Easter weekend. This is a nicely balanced shot, with the mountains on the left countered by the rising trees on the right and the boulder. Great colour too. Well done!
Ann75 (0) 2007-04-19 23:09
Wonderful POV and good DOF for this photo. I like the rocks and boulders in the grass, followed by the trees, a bit of water, the magnificent snowcapped mountains and to top it off the beautiful blue sky! Great composition with excellent details and lighting. Great work, Gerald!
lestans (17128) 2007-04-22 8:42
Hi Gerald! what a beautiful place! In Usa and in Canada there are so huge perspectives, mountains are so big, and Nature is very proud: you show this very well in your picture.
You composed very well the view, I like to see a big stone in the foreground, and then trees - mountains - clouds.
JCG (35129) 2007-11-29 22:20
Small come back in your album and I stop on this splendid landscape as I like them. The colors are very pleasant and the quite selected point of view. This rock on the right balances the photograph well. Which splendid area, thank you Gerald.
With all my friendships,
gunbud (34066) 2008-12-21 8:43
The giant boulder make a lovely ldeadin to this brethtaking mountain landsape.
Love how the evergreengs make a fine devider with a peak at the vivid blue lake to the majestic snow capped peaks and thier lovely blue sky backdrop.
- Copyright: Gerald Neufeld (gneufeld) (15890)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR, Nikkor 18-200 VR, AF-S, B+W 72mm UV-Haze MRC
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-18 11:08