Driving along the Spray Lakes Trail about 45 minutes after sunrise, I came across what I later learned is Buller Pond. Right off the road, it's a lovely peaceful spot that reminds me of Utah's Uinta mountains (one of my favorite spots on earth).
The light was very moody--just how I love it. I was chatting with a fellow photographer from Washington when a moose came wandering down the road. Didn't really get any good pictures of the moose, but it was cool to see my first moose in Alberta.
Funny: I'd seen dozens of moose in Utah, several in Montana and Wyoming, and even two in Nova Scotia. And in Alberta I'd seen lots of bears, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and even a caribou (which are fairly rare in Jasper and practically nonexistent in Banff). But I'd never seen a moose in Alberta until this trip. And within a half hour I had seen three. When it rains it pours...
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avigur_11 (21954) 2012-10-13 10:50
A breathtaking landscape picture, Clark, so clear and well lit. I like very much the fact that no traces for human things are included.
ricardomattos (3175) 2012-10-13 12:00
Excellent shot and a nice composition. A beautiful image with good light and sharpness. Good job.
finlay (1535) 2012-10-13 12:02
Fantastic scenery. The reflection in the still water is like looking in a mirror. Very good clarity and sharpness.
kjm (191) 2012-10-13 13:06
I like the reflection, and the spots of light in the shadow
SNOOP_Chan (3474) 2012-10-13 14:05
Hello Clark, now that's a lovely image here, NatGeo should pay for that :) Lovely colors, nice reflections and a breathtaking landscape. Nature looks amazing in your composition.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-13 18:27
Picture postcard perfect. I like that you have included a bit of green in the foreground to give some added depth. Wonderful light.
kabel (991) 2012-10-13 19:38
Hello, you captured this mountain scene at a very special moment when the light broke through the clouds and illuminated the hills in slivered sections. Beautiful reflection image.
wolf38 (28208) 2012-10-13 22:49
Hello Clark. What a beautiful Canadian landscape. Everything seems calm and majestic. I like the aesthetics of the photos, the beautiful colors, the light, etc. Overall, a masterful shot.
macondo (17949) 2012-10-14 5:19
This beautiful shot looks almost like a painting, largely because of the very soft light and because you resisted any temptation to increase contrast and sharpness too much. It's a delight to see the gentle morning light in the clouds and on the slopes, and such a still reflection. Good note, too.
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Digital ISO 100, B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-13 10:26