Fairholme Range

If you have seen on a clear sky a reddish glow in the opposite direction to the sun rising or setting, just above the horizon. Before the sun comes above the horizon in the morning or after the sun has gone below the horizon end of the day. You were looking at an alpenglow, not to be confused with the alpenglow my face gets when I have eaten chocolates in the mountains.  No clouds are needed for the reddish glow, but you do need precipitation, ice crystals or particulates in the lower part of the atmosphere. The light gets reflected off them and you get a beautiful reddish glow above the horizon. After sunset, you can get this even without the mountains, but the snow covered mountains do add to the beauty.

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Fairholme Range

It was a mild day as I walked on melting ice of the Bow River. With each step I was leaving a clear deep boot print in the ice, always making sure to stay on the side of the river, where there was no running water underneath the ice. Carefully looking to the sides and to the front of me to see where I needed to stop to take the pictures. I often go by feel, what looks good to me, what is worth stopping for to take a picture or pictures. Once my mind has decided its worth stoping, then its time to look through my camera to decide what to include and not include to make the most of the opportunity. Deciding how much fore ground to include, how much sky to include, should I include the tree or trees to the left, should I get low to the ice or stand tall, etc, etc, etc. If time is on my side I'll take several pictures by varying the variables, deciding at home which combination of variables gives me the best image of a particular shoot. In this case it was the variables of the last picture I took that day.

Until next moment,

Amar

Fairholme Range

Spent a long day waiting for my car as it got serviced. Was happy to get back home and have a quick bite before getting outside to see if I could get few pictures of the sunset light hitting the mountains. The water was calm and the light was just right as I went about creating a panorama. To create a large file I decided to use my zoom lens to zoom in on the Fairholme Range. The attached picture is made up of four images, giving me the option of printing a large poster with all details I saw while taking the pictures. 

Until next moment,

Amar

Two Jack Lake

Well, we woke to our first major snowfall in the Bow Valley this morning,and its only mid September. Many of the leave holding trees and shrubs felt the wait of the wet snow, fallen branches of all sizes can be seen around the valley and in some case the whole trees. In the evening I headed for Two Jack Lake to take pictures of the Failholme Range reflecting on the lake. I was happy to find shrubs by the lake, still holding their leaves. Produceing a nice contrast with the snow, as well as grounding the picture.

Until next moment,

Amar

 

Fairholme Range

One of the great gift evolution has given us is the ability to walk, taking one step at a time. For me its the perfect pace for my eyes to find the pictures I want to take while my feet follow the trail. Often drifting toward a know destination or exploring finding new spots to take pictures form. In some cases keeping these spots back of my head for future returns. I have never had a bad walk or hike in the mountains, no matter the weather. Weather is only there to tell us what to wear. 

I would not mind if on each visit, my feet were on a  trail I had not stepped on before, as there are many among the mountains. But having limited time for hikes, trails close to the home get multiply uses. I was on one of these trails, walking along the river, every now and then stopping to listen to the birds that will be spending their winter in the mountains. The daylight was coming to an end, but before it left it was producing a warm glow top of Fairholme Range and the clouds above it. I stepped off the trail and got along side the frozen river to find a location for the picture I wanted to take. Soon after the light left for other ranges.

Until next moment,

Amar