Shadows in the Snow by AdamGibbs

I took this image several winters ago and actually had it in my collection here on 500px. It was a rather small jpg so here it is again in a larger format.

I was up at Seymour today and have to say that perhaps it is time for me to look for a new local winter shooting location. Because the mountain is so close to Vancouver its popularity has gone through the roof over the last number of years. Day hikers, day skiers and photographers the mountain that has been so good to me has succomb to popularity. The summits of Seymour are not large so finding clean areas to shoot that haven’t been tracked over is getting increasingly hard to do. It is still a great place to get a jolt of exercise and a small reprieve from city dwelling.

via 500px

Stairway to Heaven by PerriSchelat

I put some time aside this week to edit my sunset shot from Mount Assiniboine in British Columbia. This was a return trip to Assiniboine to get a better sky at a better time of day then I did the first trip. I really, really wanted this shot to be successful. When I plan my entire trip around the success of one image, things get stressful in a hurry.
Some of my fellow photographers will understand the procrastination that comes with processing a photograph that was very technical in the field. You know it’s gonna hurt!! My biggest concern was that my technique in the field might have failed me and I didn’t want to find out. So I slowly inched my way closer and closer to this image all week.
The evening I photographed this scene, I was faced with 30 kph winds and cold temps. The sky looked super promising and turned out to be terrific. Hanging out on my perch was pretty taxing. I had hiked to the Nublet with a friend who gave me his big puffy down coat to wear over my own. At that point I was toasty, but still concerned about my best strategy for controlling movement in my images and their quality using higher ISO’s and faster shutter speeds. I waited for lulls in the wind and shot for the mid-ground using faster shutter speeds. I used long shutter speeds for the sky to get soft clouds. In fact, in this image I used a 4 stop solid ND on the sky for an 8 second exposure. I blended the two in Photoshop.
Waiting for lulls and using faster shutter speeds paid off and I managed to find images without movement, blur or camera vibration all risks you run into shooting in high winds.
It was good to get down off that mountain. I was concerned that Noel and I would run into grizzly bears. I felt sorry for the photographers we left behind that planned on staying up there in that ferocious wind to shoot stars and then sunrise. I’m sure it was a very, very long cold and scary night.

via 500px

Season’s Clash by Odyssey-Photograpy

Taken a few moments before my shot titled “change” and un cropped here you can see where Fall is meeting early winter in kananaskis country. located just outside Canmore Alberta and nestled in a provincial park here is a shot at spray lakes with some pretty awesome reflections 🙂 hope you enjoy

Ryan Kole’s page

Our FB page

via 500px