Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Canadian Rockies Photos

I have recently set out to actively pursue a more commercial spin to my photography, as the market is much larger for that than the market for prints of landscapes, etc. As a result, I don't shoot nearly as much "Nature" type photography as I used to. I almost always try to include people in my images now. People want to see people in ads, and people sell.

On my recent trip to the Canadian Rockies (See my post Prairie Light for another post related to this trip), I shot a lot of landscape images and remembered how much I enjoy it. While I certainly don't enjoy getting up at 5AM (I'm definitely not a morning person), the results can certainly be worth it. The following image was taken just after sunrise at Cavell Lake in Jasper National Park:

Cavell Lake Sunrise

Another torture session early morning took place at Moraine Lake. I have travelled to the Rockies many times, but had never sought out and shot the classic Rockies images. I decided I should, and did on this trip, as someone will come asking one day...

Moraine Lake Sunrise

A few more highlights, these are from the Maligne Lake area. This boathouse is a classic, and has been there for many years:

Maligne Lake Boathouse

Maligne Lake Boathouse

And of course, I continued to shoot my lifestyle images. Here are a few of my wife hiking, the first from Lake Ohara, and the second from Sentinel Pass near Moraine Lake:

Lake Ohara Seven Veils Falls

Sentinel Pass

And this is a gem I got from the Icefields parkway near Jasper. Sometimes I'll pull the truck over when I see a scene I like. I'll usually shoot the scene as I first see it, and then wait to see if anything interesting comes along. In this case, I waited about 5 minutes and nothing happened. I almost left, and then saw these guys coming down the road. This image is one of my best from the trip. Patience pays off again!

Motorbikers on the Icefields Parkway near Jasper, AB

Feel free to check out some of my other landscapes in my Nature and Landscape Photos gallery, as well as a selection of my Canadian Rockies Photos.

Cheers, Josh


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the photos Josh! Fantasic job! The waterfalls especially caught my eye. I so need to visit that place!

October 31, 2007 at 3:29 PM  

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