Mount Temple

The clouds were moving in, after several summer like days in may, it looked as if rain was on its way. I was in the Lake Louise area and saw the dramatic looking sky above Mount Temple. I knew the pictures I had in mind, went to the location where I would get the picture I wanted.

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Mount Temple

It has been few years since I was hiking in Paradise Valley. Just before the sunrise I started the hike, middle of September is a great time to do the hike, the beautiful views have a added bonus, fall colours from the larch trees. In few hours I was toward the back of the valley, I had my camera ready when the sun started to come over Mount Temple. I quickly got the pictures and then started to explore again.

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Mount Temple

Early part of the summer I was visiting Lake Louise, when hot summer weather had not arrived. It was later in the day, the sun was still hour away from setting and I was liking the way light and shadows were working the valley. I'm not sure why, perhaps because I been on top of it few times and or have hiked below it and around it several times, every time I see Mount Temple, I want to take a picture of it. In this case I decided to turn the image into black and white, giving the mountain even more impact.

Mount Temple

Mount Temple

Have been on top of Mount Temple couple of times, great view no matter what direction you're looking toward from the top. But the mountain itself looks great while looking from the valley. It was hard to pass this picture as I was making my way toward Yoho NP.

Until next moment,

Amar

Mount Temple

It's all about the small details, the mountains were covered by snow and the low morning light was providing a nice contrast. The moon was in the right position, but the clouds that were moving in had it covered. I grabbed the picture but wanted to wait until the moon was in the open. Just had to wait few minutes in this case, and it made all the difference. 

Until next moment, 

Amar

Mount Temple

Few weeks back I was taking pictures of Mount Temple as it was being lit by morning light. Once I got the picture of the whole mountains, I then started to take pictures of parts of the mountain. The mountain has so much character, was trying to find the best light and shadow and rock and snow combination.

Until next moment,

Amar

Elk

Winter is here , but with few extra layers of clothing life is normal for photography, well almost. Perhaps the biggest difference for me in winter, in particular on a cold morning, is too keep moving and maintain body heat. I'll limit the composition for any location. In the summer I'll keep taking pictures of a sunrise, until the light changes. Always changing the composition by moving left, right, forward and backward. But in winter on a cold morning, I want to make sure I don't get too cold, for me it's my digits I worry about. I like to explore the area after I have taken the pictures, you never know what you'll find. Just before my hands start getting cold, the equipment is put away and its time to start moving.

Until next moment,

Amar

Winter is Coming

Does not feel like it sometime, but we do get all season in the mountains, and its fun taking pictures in all of them.  I get so involved with each season, running around trying to take all the pictures I had planned before the next season arrives. But, I have yet to accomplish all the goals I set for myself at the start of a season.  It’s a good thing I planned to eat lot chocolate to give me the energy I need to take all the pictures I want. The crazy thing is my list keeps getting bigger and bigger, as I keep coming up with new ideas for the places I have visited and want to visit, nature never seems to runs out of beauty.

Until next moment,

Amar

From the Bow River

It was another great day in the park, we're very lucky to get 365  of those a year. I was in the Lake Louise area, enjoying a cool sunny day. Walking around in knee deep snow, great way to exercise, thinking about opening up classes and perhaps calling the program "Deep Snow Workout".

 I got onto Bow Valley Parkway, to make my way home, taking short glances at Mount Temple. Big blue sky, with just a touch of clouds, the mountains and the trees covered by snow, classic winter day in the Rockies. Stopped my car on the provided spaces along the parkway, crossed the road and then crossed the railway tracks.

 Walked right on to the frozen and snow covered Bow River. Beautiful little spot, was able to take number of pictures  with various compositions. Attached is one of those pictures I was able to take at the site.

Until next moment,

Amar

Rock and Ice

When ever I see Mount Temple, It reminds me when we scrambled up it in 2003. The fires had stopped and we were hiking and scrambling again. At that time to go up Mount Temple, need to have a group of 6 or more because of grizzly bear in the Larch Valley. When we reached the top there were some 35 hikers already there. As always the view was amazing 360 degrees.

Until next moment,

Amar