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Road Trip - Part 4

Road Trip - Part 4

The last part of the record of our photographic one day journey has all to do with being inspired by just one mountain. It is one of my favorites in all of Rockies (that I have seen so far, of course). It is so full of colors, with a pleasing shape, always great to photograph, no matter the time of year.

Road Trip - Part 1

Road Trip - Part 1

It has been a while since we were able to go for a longer trip. That’s why when an opportunity to escape for a day to the mountains presented itself a few weeks ago, we took it gladly. We were suffering from a nasty long spell of freezing cold temperatures for several weeks here in Edmonton and having a chance to venture out, when it gotten a bit warmer was making me very happy.

Moody Photography..

Moody Photography..

Foggy winter mornings are a wonderful treat for photographers.  I was so happy to be able to take advantage of one such morning a short while back, even if I was frozen stiff after returning home ;D Not being able to travel too far that day, we took our dog for a walk in Hermitage Park here in Edmonton.

A Winter Visit to the Rockies

A Winter Visit to the Rockies

A while back we took a day trip to the mountains.  We like to do this from time to time, even if it means that we end up spending most of a day driving.  We get up early, pack sandwiches and snacks, winter gear and cameras and take our family out to the Rockies. There is just something that draws us there over and over again...

Elk Island At Night

Elk Island At Night

It is an interesting experience to visit Elk Island at night.  We are a city creatures, not very comfortable with being in nature without the ability to see.  And then, there are the noises. It is so eerie to stand in the middle of nowhere, where it is pitch black and so quiet that every noise carries a long way. Hard to judge the distance separating us from the animals making that noise. 

Happy New Year! (From Frozen Solid Alberta)

Happy New Year! (From Frozen Solid Alberta)

I, simply, cannot believe, how fast this year has passed.  It seems like just a moment ago I have had a hard task of selecting photos I liked the most from last year and now, I have to do it all over again.  However, I will not be showing you my selection in this post, due to some minor technical difficulties. Instead I will share my latest images.

Playing With Snow

Playing With Snow

One of my favorite things to do, after a fresh snowfall, is to go out and look for nice snowflakes to photograph. Snowflakes are quite fascinating and so lovely to look at. It needs to be rather cold for perfect snowflakes to form and stay that way for a bit.  If it's too windy, they will be blown away or, simply, be destroyed (not mentioning impossibility to focus one's lens on them). If it's sunny they will melt..

From Abraham Lake to Banff - a Short Winter Ride Through the Rockies

From Abraham Lake to Banff - a Short Winter Ride Through the Rockies

You never know what weather you encounter when you go to the mountains. Winter, especially, is the time when you need some caution, while planning any trip and sometimes you need to adjust your plans accordingly.  Originally we have planned to come back from Abraham Lake through Jasper, but because of road conditions we have decided to take the road to Banff instead

Alberta Country on Celuloid

Alberta Country on Celuloid

Starting my year project of shooting only film is slowly taking shape.  I'm starting to collect different film stock, to see how each behaves, and finally settle on one that I like the most.  So far I used Fuji Superia 400, Agfa Vista 400 and little bit of Kodak Potra, Ektar, and Gold.

Brilliant Morning in the Rockies

Brilliant Morning in the Rockies

Our latest trip to the Rockies was very successful.  Not only did we get good conditions for Abraham Lake ( Abraham Lake with Fuji and Film ) but the rest of the day was full of wonderful views.  When sun rose high enough to illuminate the world we have been given a chance to experience magic. And if you see magic, you better make sure you take pictures of it, right?! Well, we did...

Are Winter Sunrises Easy?

Are Winter Sunrises Easy?

It is so much easier to wake up for a sunrise trip out of the city this time of year. The only problem is, there is not always a good weather for photography. In Alberta, we are blessed quite often with cloudless sky and very cold weather, which, as any of you, who practice landscape photography know, does not make good conditions for interesting shots. There is also the issue of road conditions, which can be problematic at the least and the cold itself.