Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Final Full Day at Banff

Reflections in Wedge Pond at Sunrise
The last full day that we spent at Banff we started off early and drove toward Calgary to photograph at Wedge Pond and the Kananaskis River, both, which are located in Kananaskis County.  There were beautiful reflections in the pond of the mountains overlooking the pond.  And at one end of the pond was a view of The Fortress, whose name comes from when it is viewed from the north the appearance of a fortress.  We watched the sun strike the peaks of the mountain across the lake and the sunlight slowly moved down toward the lake.  Viewing toward the Fortress, the moon was high in the sky.

The Fortress and the Moon at Wedge Pond
After we finished photographing at Wedge Pond, we traveled down to the Kananaskis River, where in either direction, there was beautiful scenery.  One of the pictures that I took, I post processed in the new NIK plug-in Analog and created a wet plate picture, just like would've been done in the early days of photography.  Because the temperature was called they were ice crystals on the ground foliage.
Kananaskis River
Kananaskis River Processed As a Wet Plate
Kananaskis River
Ice Crystals on Ground Foliage


In the afternoon, we traveled to Johnston Canyon with its beautiful colors and waterfalls. 

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon - Processed with bleach bypass

We finished off the day at Castle Mountain, where we watched the golden sunlight setting setting on the mountaintop.  Behind us as the sun set.  It produced a beautiful sun pillar and lit up the clouds over the mountain range.

Castle Mountain At Sunset
Sunset Lighting up the Clouds

Sun Pillar