Johnston Canyon

Early this morning I went for a walk in Johnston Canyon, there were a couple of things I needed to do and also decided to take long exposures before the crowd moved in. With the overcast weather, the conditions were ideal for taking the long exposures. I started with the Lower Falls and worked my way to the others. When it got busy, then it was time to enjoy the hike back to the car.

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Giant Steps

It was good to get back to the back of Paradise Valley to go see and take pictures of the Giant Steps. I was there before the sunlight touched the area, to take long exposures. For next year, the plan is to get there during the early summer snowmelt, the falls would be great with even more water making its way down.

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Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon is one of the busier place in Banff NP, but being there early in the morning I had more for less the place to myself. I was out there to take pictures of the falls, here is the lower falls.

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Amar

Johnston Canyon

Tangle Falls

 

I was visiting the Columbia Icefield area few days back, it was a nice change to feel the cool air after dealing with the warm weather in the Bow Valley. I was up there early enough to get few pictures, including of Tangle Falls before anyone else showed up.
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Amar

 

Takakkaw Falls

I was in Yoho National Park, heading for Takakkaw Falls. The low clouds made the visit that much more interesting. Before I reached the fall, I saw the view of it from the road, with the low clouds and the trees in the foreground. I decided to take the pictures of the fall right there.

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Amar

Panther Falls

I was exploring the north part of Banff National Park during a cool overcast morning few days ago. One of my stop that morning was Panther Falls, a beautiful fall from top to bottom, this part is just above the fall.

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Amar

Takakkaw Falls

I was visiting Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park, the second highest waterfall in Western Canada. Always find it difficult getting a good picture of it, I never give up. Had to move back as the wind kept blowing the mist toward me. In the end that gave me the picture I wanted.

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Amar

Upper Falls

Johnston Canyon is a fun and a popular place to hike, few days ago I was there about 6 am, had the whole trail to myself. After reaching the Lower Falls, a 1.1 km walk, I quickly hiked another 1.6km to the Upper Falls. Did not even try to take pictures from the base of this fall, too much water being sprayed in my face. Even from the view top of the fall, the mist was of concerned, but not enough to stop me from taking few pictures.

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Amar

Numa Falls

For number of years I have been trying to get a picture of Numa Falls in Kootenay National Park, but something always was not right. But few days ago it all came together, the water level was good and the mist created by the small waterfall helped saturated the colours of the rocks. Then it was just a matter of finding the right amount of time for the exposure, in this case it was six seconds.

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Amar

Tangle Falls

Normally I like to take pictures of water falls in the morning or late in the day. But I decided to try my luck with overcast sky, rain was making its way to the location. I was trying to get pictures of Tangle Falls in Jasper National Park. There was no one standing front of the fall to have their picture taken by friends or family members. That was not going to last long, I had mere minutes to get the picture I wanted. I moved to the location that would give the best picture and went about taking various long exposures , wanted that nice smooth look of the water. I ended up getting couple of minutes to take my pictures before other visitors arriving after me had spread them self next to the fall to have their picture taken.

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Amar

Takakkaw Falls

Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park was at its best. Second highest waterfall in Canada, at 254 meters. With the melt water and rain making its way to the Yoho Valley at the bottom, it fitted its Cree name "Takakkaw", meaning "it is magnificent".

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Amar

Upper Fall

Melt and rain water making its way through streams, creeks and rivers. Going from area of high to low elevation. Along the way navigating through all sorts of obstacles, including quick drop of elevation.

Small Falls

When I go back to an area I had been to before, I try to come up with a pictures that are different then the ones taken on my previous visits. Sometime the weather makes the process much easier, this time it was going to be about the water. I always have certain templates in my head for a picture, but far more fun being original. I was visiting Johnston Canyon early in the morning. As I was heading for the upper fall, I kept looking at the water to see what would work, it would be nice to include the fall colours. On the way back I started to take the pictures, along the way I would change lens to take pictures of the birds and the leaves that had their fall colours. But I would focus back to the water, to come up with a picture I had not taken before. I was able to and the added bonus of the fall colours.

Until next moment,

Amar