The evening was getting quite late. I came to a sharp bend in the highway. The mountains were glowing from the setting sun, I quickly set up the camera and tripod. I was able to capture this scene.
Five kilometres in length,The Steeples form the southern end of the Hughes Range that lies to the east of the Kootenay Valley from east of Columbia Lake to the Bull River that enters the Kootenay at the town of Bull River.
I was standing up on a hill looking into this river valley. A railway track to the left. The river flowing past. The foreground lit by the sun. The mountain darkening.
Premier Lake, Premier Provincial Park, BC
Late evening, low lighting
A touch of yellow. Dense evergreen forests. Rock structure. Plenty of driftwood.
This made for a nice misty, dreamy scene. Simple and effective.
Very strong on the greens in various shades.
A hint of reflections
I continued hiking and searching for photo opportunities outside of Cranbrook. I spotted this particular scene with added color. With the mountains in the background. Color on the ground for the foreground made for a pleasing scene.
Of interest was I noticed signs of Mule deer. There was an area where they bedded for the night. A pond was near by.
I was standing in an open field back a ways behind Whiteswan Lake. There I created this composition withe unique rock face. The location is Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park
Whiteswan Provincial Park, BC
I was walking along the shore of Whiteswan Lake, I noticed water entering the lake.
I followed the stream up into the woods. The scene that you see here is what caught my eye. A little bit busy, but okay. There is enough color to enhance the composition
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
A beautiful little lake located just off of Hwy 95. The Kootenay Hwy North of Fort Steele BC. It is designated as a rest area. With the mountains in the background, calm waters and Rainbow Trout feeding on the surface.
I spent considerable time at this location waiting for the right conditions to photograph.
Finally I was able to stitch together a panoramic composition as you see above.
Using a clump of evergreens as my foreground. A beautiful blue sky. One mountain in the background.