Mount Chephren

To me it seems to occur during winter, when wherever I go into the mountains I see possible black and white images. I think for me it has to be the snow, with much of the surrounding covered with snow it lot easier to imagine the scene I want to take pictures of. And the chances are more likely I will take a picture in black and white if there are clouds in the sky. As well, most of my black and white are taken after sunrises but always before or after the sun has reached its highest point in the sky. There are no right or wrongs, it's just my preference for monochrome images. For this image it was about two hours after sunrise, I had crossed over the frozen lower Waterfowl Lake. While walking along the Mistaya River I walked into this picture. There was more than enough light to take the picture hand holding the camera. Trying few variations, this one was my favourite of Mount Chephren that morning. I then snowshoed along the river to the creek coming from Chephren Lake and then using it as a guide to get up to the lake to explore.

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Mount Rundle

There was still few hours of sunlight, but the view front of me was beautiful, just asking me to start taking its pictures. I thought then the images would look better in black and white, with the lit up Mount Rundle, clouds in the sky and the moon clearly visible. I was happy it worked out that way.

Until next moment,

Amar

Mount Rundle

Elk

Almost everything was ready for this picture, was just waiting for the elk on the right to look back toward me. But it was not meant to be, its hard to get wildlife to follow instructions. So I took what was offered and moved on.

Until next moment,

Amar

"Mommoth Peak"

Last year I learned from a former Parks Chief Naturalist Larry Halverson how a mountain in Kootenay National Park was locally named "Mommoth Peak" by a retired Park Warden Hans Fuhrer. Now every time I make my way into Kootenay, I have to look at that peak and being me, try to take a good picture of it as well.  After many tries I was able to take a picture I wanted, and as a bonus while the moon was setting. In this picture the elephant is looking right and the moon is about to tickle its fancy. 

Until next moment,

Amar