Bow and Arrow by JaclynTanemura

Here’s an image I took at Bow Lake in Banff, Alberta, Canada.This image consists of 4 images taken at different shutter speeds to make up for my camera’s lack of dynamic range. Since Bow Lake is so windy, I did a long exposure for the water (and the sky) to help smooth out the waves, and to make the clouds look all wispy. I really like the weird effects you can get with long exposures!
And that red cloud on the left was the most insane colour I’ve seen in a long time.
Oh yeah, and the name because that red craziness looks like an arrow to me.
Have a great day!

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Last Paddler by PaulZizkaPhoto

Extending the Canadian paddling season in style – under the aurora. An absolutely perfect night in the mountains: a touch of moonlight, the mountains dressed up in white, “warm” temperatures and the northern lights dancing above!

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Pyramids of Jasper by adamburton

This morning nearly didn’t happen, we had hoped for some mist and reflections but when we headed out there was no mist anywhere in sight. Then, ironically when we reached our original location it was so choked with mist that we couldn’t see a thing, apart from completely rippled water just off the shoreline. We had gone from no mist to too much mist, and it didn’t matter anyhow as the lake was rippled preventing us from photographing reflections.

Resisting the urge to head back for an early breakfast we decided to head to the more sheltered end of Pyramid Lake and were super excited to see the peaks rising above the mist, and mirror-like reflective water below. I was almost running to get to the viewpoint in time to capture this before the mist caught up with us and the whole scene was lost. I needn’t have rushed, the reflections stayed with us and the morning just got better and better.

Shortly after setting up the first light from the rising sun hit the peaks, followed by some amazing wispy clouds that just kept making the view better and better. Some time later when we eventually dragged ourselves away and returned to our original location, it was still completely choked with mist. Several photographers had been there since dawn and were frustrated to have not seen anything but a wall of white.

It just shows that with photography, planning and waiting for the light is good advice, but its equally important to be flexible and adaptable.

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