Category Archives: Photography

Paradise

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I saw this scene as I was driving along a road following the Rocky Mountains. The fields covered in lush green grass. Mountains in the background. The Fall colors are just starting in early September. I don’t know, but I just fell in love with this whole area.

White River, BC

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The White River is a major headwaters tributary of the Kootenay River in southeastern British ColumbiaCanada. The river is 65 kilometres (40 mi) long and drains an isolated area of the Canadian Rockies east of the village of Canal Flats.

It rises at Sylvan Pass, in a precipitous glacial basin in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park. It flows southwards through a deep valley along the Park Ranges, then swings southwest to receive the North Fork from the right. The river then makes a broad northwestward curve around the south flank of Flett Peak, passing Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park. It then flows generally north-northwest, emptying into the Kootenay on the left bank.

The White is a large, steep, fast flowing glacial river and can be up to 60 metres (200 ft) wide as it nears the mouth. The river’s drainage basin of some 987 square kilometres (381 sq mi) consists almost entirely of virgin forest.

Depth And Contrast

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When I first looked at this scene, I saw a lot of contrast and depth.

The yellow colored shrubs in the foreground. The dark evergreens behind.

Then the mountains in the background in great detail.

The dark clouds swirling around.

As a different tack, I showed less sky and more foreground in this composition.

The photo was taken in Whiteswan Provincial Park

Interesting Concept

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Interesting concept here. The mountains appears as black and white. The foreground shows as color. I did not alter the mountains. They are as they appeared. Devoid of color.

So I developed as you see. The stark harsh reality of the mountains. The lush and denseness of the forest. If you look close on the mountainside you will notice the blackened trees from a previous forest fire.

I was in Whiteswan Provincial Park in BC. This photo was taken at the end of Wolf Lake. On the other side of the trees is Whiteswan Lake

Along The Kootenay River

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I was driving home on HWY 95, North of Fort Steele. I stopped at a rest area. The Kootenay River flowed here. I picked up a trail along the banks of the river and explored.

The evening was late. The clouds were heavy. Then all of a sudden the forest was aglow in a wash of light, The mountains in shadow to the left. A touch of color in the sky.

The river continues its journey.