A frosty image for the last day of winter. Taken in the morning after an early start out of Revelstoke towards Banff. Rogers Pass is 70km east of Revelstoke on the Trans Canada highway, along some of the most avalanche prone stretch of road in the world. Snow in this region falls in heavy wet flakes because of the proximity of the Pacific, and the air is rarely very cold, so the steep slopes are not stable. Bad bad baaad image quality because it was scanned from an old negative, and the misty clouds cast strange shadows on the mountainsides. The following info is copied from britishcolumbia.com:
Travelling through Rogers Pass requires you to go through five long tunnels, which add a measure of protection from avalanches, although they can be a bit unnerving the first time. The lofty sensation of crossing Rogers Pass is one of the rewards for travelling here.
Rogers Pass (elevation 4,534 feet/1382 m) is located at the summit in Glacier National Park, and operates the Park's main Interpretation Centre. The Information Centre is the principal source of information regarding the park. Services provided include Backcountry Reports, Closed Area Entry Permits, and National Park Permits.
The actual Rogers Pass was first used by the Canadian Pacific Railways in 1885, after Major A.B. Rogers had found the long-sought and forbidding route through the Selkirk Mountains, and reached the summit of the pass that now bears his name, in 1881.
Road construction through the pass was completed in 1962, and travel over the pass today is safe and relatively free from the dangers of the "White Death" snow avalanches that claimed the lives of 250 railroad workers during the thirty year period that the CPR used the pass.
Parks Canada operates the world's largest mobile avalanche control program to keep the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway operating through Rogers Pass. Slopes adjacent to the highway are closed due to artillery fire. Other areas are reserved as test slopes or snow profile sites and must not be disturbed because of their importance to avalanche hazard forecasting.
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jpages (1670) 2005-03-19 11:59
Great view of this high mountains of the Rogers Pass.
It has a very good composition, having the snowed firs on the foreground with this snowed zone, and in the background the amazing wall.
Don't worry about the scanning. It looks very impressive.
jrz (154) 2005-03-19 12:12
Oh Canada! Finished my little study on Canada a month ago or something and it surely is one of the worlds most beautiful places. This picture is just an example! I like the picture ok, and the mountains are massive, but it is a bit dull you gotta admit mate. You've definitely spent some time on those notes though. I don't have the patience for that.
Roly (2024) 2005-03-19 12:35
I agree with Priit, it's a great landscape and the inclusion of the trees in the foreground was a good idea. However, the image is flat and dull, could be the picture of a mural. How to improve it I don't know, maybe try increasing the contrast and sharpness a little bit. The light you had didn't favor this type of composition. Excellent note on Rogers pass.
Kolyamour (1760) 2005-03-19 15:40
Beautiful picture of the beautiful place. I was there in summer only... Big difference.
Thanks for share.
jlucbono (342) 2005-03-19 16:26
Very good shot! It seem very cold!
Leonie (8809) 2005-03-19 18:47
Hey Tan...another fabulous place...maybe the quality is not at its optimum here...but the landscape is well worth to be shown! Regards..
carper (96) 2005-03-20 1:49
I like this good photo Tan,
Fantastic view, with very good sharpnes, good colours a fantastic contrast with the blue sky, very good composition, good job. Gr. Jaap
PixelTerror (0) 2005-03-20 5:24
Very beautiful mountain view (I Like moutains :)) ), composition wise fairly simple, just focuses on the rising impressive mountains, it has also the clarity to be found in most of your shots and I Like that !
Have a nice day,
mumek (20198) 2005-03-21 5:21
The light, the scenery, the colors are fantastic. Very good shot. I love your notes Tan!! Congratulations
Jeppe (18654) 2005-03-21 18:58
An amazing sight - I like the fine light and the small trees you got on the image to give us the dimensions of that mountain - thanks Tan for letting us see this.
john_c (24662) 2005-03-31 0:57
Very good portrayal of this area, Tan. I like the artistic way in which the snow curves and undulates in the foreground. Given the conditions, this is a skilful shot. Good sky and a definite mood of winter. Thanks for the contribution.
coco (30437) 2005-09-24 17:08
Nice, very nice composition with the "white mountain" in the background. Perhaps would be possible a little more sharpness, but is really good.
The photo has a nice depth and the result is very attractive.
Thanks for share.