Castle Mtn

During the winter there are more or at least different options when trying to take pictures of the same mountain in the morning and the evening. The sunlight is coming from a different angle, thus different part of the mountain lights up first thing in the morning and same when the sun is setting. During the summer the open water may decide where I can go and not go to get the picture. But with colder temperatures, being careful, I can easily walk over the frozen water to gain different opportunities. In this case picture of Castle Mtn in the middle of winter.

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Castle Mountain

A picture taken during one of the cold evening this winter. Standing along the Bow River, where I had found some open water. Lowered the camera enough to get the rocks and snow covered with frost. The clouds were lit up and top of the Castle Mtn with warm light. Lot easier to handle the cold when you get the picture.

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Castle Mountain

Before the snow arrived I was standing along the Bow River in the evening to take pictures of Castle Mountain. I always look for open water, I found this small pool of water, just what I needed to get the pictures I wanted. I took few variations of the picture being posted, moving slightly left and right, back and forth until getting what I felt was the best picture for me.

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

I do lot of exploring by foot, learning about the areas I visit and looking for new photography opportunities. No matter if I have been there before or not, there is always something different to see, During one of my adventure I came across a place to take different view picture of a popular mountain in Banff, Castle Mountain. 

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

It was a cold day and even a colder morning and evening. I was out in the morning to explore the area where the picture was taken. At that time everything was right but Castle Mtn was covered with clouds. I moved on, thinking perhaps another time when it would all come together. By mid afternoon I was still exploring  when I looked toward Castle, The clouds were above the mountain now and the light was great but it was going to take an hour to get back to my morning spot. It was starting to get cold again and there was always a chance the scene could change by the time I got back. I took the chance and I was not disappointed.

Until next moment,

Amar  

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

The sun was setting and I did not have enough time to get to location where i was headed to take pictures of Castle Mtn. So I decided to stop along the road I was travelling on and take the picture of the mountain, providing me with a different prospective of the sunset and the mountain. 

Until next moment,

Amar

Castle Mountain

Castle Mtn

Castle Mountain is one of the popular mountain to take pictures of, and I have many times. It's a mountain that stands out from other, due to where it's located, particurally viewing it from the East.  With some fresh snow on the mountain, providing nice contrast, and with sky opening up I just had to take its picture.

Until next moment,

Amar

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

In September it looked as if winter was going to be here early, but the warm October changed all that. Now winter is trying again in November, this time it has a better chance of staying. The peaks in the park are starting to hold on to the snow, looking beautiful during sunrises , sunsets and in between.

Until next moment,

Amar

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

Was taking pictures of Castle Mountain with the evening light on it. At that time the clouds were too far away and I was not liking the pictures I was getting. Once the light was off the clouds, the clouds in the distance lit up. Then it was a hurry to find a spot without falling off the ice into the cold water to take the picture I was hoping for.

Until next moment,

Amar

Castle Mountain

With the light coming from a more southernly direction, the evening light really lights up Castle Mountain. I'll be spending more time taking pictures late in the day and hopefully more in the morning as well of castle.

Until next moment,

Amar

Castle Mountain

The temperature was about minus 23 degree Celsius and I was standing next to the Bow River looking for a spot to take a picture of Castle Mountain. The challenge was not surviving the cold morning temperature, but to find the picture before the light changed. The adrenaline of getting the picture kept me warm and that picture was being on my knees while balancing the tripod on thin ice, so I could get the reflection of the mountain in the still water along the river. 

Until next moment,

Amar