Favorites from 2012

I  can’t believe how quickly time passes!  It’s almost February!!  While I am currently working on some images from my Costa Rica trip this past summer, I thought I would share a couple  of my favorites from the Alberta Rockies this past summer.

The sunset image of Abraham Lake below is one of many challenges as it was from my early days of using my new Nikon 24mm PS-E tilt/shift lens along with my (at the time) brand new Nikon D800.  Learning to use a tilt/shift lens has enough of a learning curve as it is but when combined with the late evening light or shall we say…late evening no light…the challenge to nail down the focus was even greater.  Simply put, it was dark! Setting up the proper tilt and nailing focus throughout the focal plane at just 12 inches from the foreground was just plain tough.  While this image is not as sharp as it could be,  it is among one of my favorite images of Abraham lake. 

Abraham Lake, Kootenay Plains, Alberta

Sunset on Abraham Lake : Prints Available – Nikon D800, Nikon 24mm PC-E f/3.5, 30 sec @ f/14, ISO 100, Manfrotto tripod

An area where I like to head out for sunrise is where the Athabasca River crosses the highway in Jasper National Park. It wasn’t the most spectacular sunrise however, the slight glow in the horizon coupled with the really cool cloud formations along with the moving river and the reflecting pool in the foreground provided enough elements to make this one of my favorites.  

Athabasca River Jasper National Park

Athabasca RiverPrints Available – Nikon D800, Nikon 24mm PC-E f/3.5, 1.3 sec @ f/14, ISO 50, Manfrotto tripod

Until next time…

Fab    :cool:



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