This spot is a 10-minute walk from the road. But it felt like the Alaskan bush. The smoke from forest fires in BC and western Alberta gave the scene something of a primeval look. The sun was barely penetrating the haze. My lenses don't do so well with direct shots at the sun, but I thought it might be a good time to try. I like how this one turned out.
This was an area of Kananaskis I hadn't previously visited, the Elbow Valley. I came here for Forgetmenot Pond, a beautiful but fairly tame pond just off the road with great views of the Front Ranges (behind me in this shot--the hills in the distance are the Alberta Foothills). I'll be coming back for this view of the Elbow River.
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daddo (26482) 2014-07-21 21:39
Hi Calrk. It does look untouched and remote. Lovely tinge of apricot but on reading your note I see that man's hand is involved here as well. One benefit was the chance to shoot against the sun thanks to the haze. Nice composition with the curving river. Regards. Klaudio.
jemaflor (93331) 2014-07-21 23:24
Great light capture and lovely composition with river in the Fg, I like this warm light, tfs.
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4950)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-18
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 6D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Digital ISO 100, B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 20:57