Northern Sojourn by tpoulton001

Captured on the recent OOAK Canadian Rockies tour with legends Sarah Hatton and Chris Collacott.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.

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Always Look On! by tpoulton001

The stunning Icefields Parkway is probably one of the coolest drives in Canada. I mean that literally, since the two-lane scenic highway is named for the many glaciers and icefields along its route. It may be chilly, but photographers can thank those glaciers for carving the breathtaking mountains and melting into the stunningly, surreally blue lakes.

Driving the Parkway most of the day we stopped at Herbert Lake, then Peyto Lake as well as at a selection of viewpoints overlooking the various glaciers along the highway. We had lots of time to enjoy the views as the skies were forming up beautifully for sunset.

I captured this 7 frame stitched panoramic image on a OOAK Photography Workshop I was hosting with Sarah Hatton and Chris Collacott through the Canadian Rockies. It was along the shores of Waterfowl Lake, with Mount Chephren looming on my right. Avoiding the classic lake shot I found a spot amongst the fall coloured foliage that perfectly framed the view.

We have plans to run photography adventures again in the Canadian Rockies, The Yukon and Alaska, check our website for more details

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