Landscape Photography, Canada Landmarks, Autumn Arrives at Cascade Pools

Landscape Photography in Canada, Fall.

Autumn in the Canada Rockies.

I captured this view of Mount Rundle from Cascade Pools in the early morning. It was one of the first chilly mornings of the season, signalling that magical time in North America, Fall. Everywhere I looked there were signs of Autumn, especially noticeable in the parks and forests. The Aspens and Larches turn a beautiful yellow / orange colour during this time, bringing amazing tonal variations to almost every view. Wonderful for Landscape Photography.

I made a few exposures while walking around Cascade Pools and the surrounding hills, this i think is my favourite. I it shows Mount Rundle standing proudly in the background, from Cascade Pools, another of Canada Landmarks. It had snowed a little in the night, and even though it was heading toward 0930 the temperature was still only around 5 degrees C. Chilly enough to keep the snow on the peaks and my jacket zipped up!

Luckily there weren’t too many bear sightings being reported so I managed to relax and take in the scenery. It’s comforting to know that when a twig breaks its not going to be an approaching bear (remember how I felt at Consolation Lake…;))…but hang on, what did break it…! There goes my over active imagination again!

Like everywhere in Canada the park and wilderness surrounding Cascade Pools is so clean and beautifully preserved, Lake Louise is another example. The cold dry air helped in making everything look so crisp and sharp. To get the composition I had to balance on the slippery shoreline with my tripod, I definitely didn’t want to get my feet wet. The sky was surprisingly bright and I had to work like mad to avoid flare, as the sun was just off to the left hand side of the composition. The old baseball hat trick just off-lens worked wonders!

I used a single 0.9ND to hold back the sky, allowing me to rescue the highlights and not lose any of the detail in the shadow areas.

The circular polariser did a great job of cutting through the surface shine, bringing out the tones of the fallen leaves. The polariser was balanced to allow the capture of the perfecly still reflections of Mount Rundle and the deep yellow Aspens allong the shoreline. I could have easily sat here all day to be honest, such a tranquil location. To me it’s what landscape photography is all about.

 

Picture Details

Canon 5d MKII
EF 16-35MM USM II @ 16mm
1.3 sec @ f/16, ISO 100
0.9 ND Grad (Sky/Snow)
Circular Polariser
Single Exposure
Curves adjustments
A little dodging and burning

 

Have a great day!

Barn

Barney Delaney is a photographer specialising in landscape photography prints from the UK and abroad. He is based in the Staffordshire city of Lichfield, UK

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27 Responses to “Landscape Photography, Canada Landmarks, Autumn Arrives at Cascade Pools”

  1. Daniel JacksonJune 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    The more I look at your pictures, the more I am thinking of buying myself a DSLR! The amount of fine details is just stunning and I don’t believe that a consumer digital camera can catch. Of course, here it is, I have to give you credit, Barney, for this wonderful picture!
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  2. Del BensonJune 29, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    Choosing a beautiful location, plus DSLR camera and Photoshop is equals to BEAUTIFUL composition. Isn’t that beautiful? I love it! Canada is such a beautiful country.

  3. Terence Chang
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    August 2, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    This is really nice shot! I have only been to Canada once. I would love to visit the mountain and take some more photos.

    It’s tough for me to leave home and just go out for fun .. We don’t have much “GREEN” mountain landscape here in Phoenix, AZ.
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  4. KathyAugust 4, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Splendid. Fabulous. I have no words to describe this picture. It captures the beauty and essence of the Fall. The hills, the reflections on the water and the colorful leaves. You are really lucky to have got this shot.

  5. barbaraAugust 4, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Fall is my favorite time to take shots. Everything seems so magical. There are colors all around along with a melancholy that touches the soul. Same holds true for this pic. It is soul touching.

  6. GeorgeAugust 4, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    is the right time to visit North America. The beauty of the locations is enhanced due to Fall. Anyone who visits during this time will always want to come back. At least, I feel like that.

  7. Landscape contractor VancouverSeptember 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Terrific!
    Do you have a pinterest account?

  8. Alphonse EstradaJune 12, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    For the remainder of the day, we spent time roaming Sydney and Manly with Charlotte. We caught up with Jerome Berbigier , a like minded landscape photographer with whom we do online broadcasts occasionally. Thereafter, we re-dosed ourselves with urban life from which we had successfully escaped during the previous three weeks. Jerome did put it in our head to visit Maroubra on the way to the airport, but after witnessing the dawn on that day, I was more than happy to pack up and leave photography behind for a while.
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  9. Emerson HamptonJune 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    For the remainder of the day, we spent time roaming Sydney and Manly with Charlotte. We caught up with Jerome Berbigier , a like minded landscape photographer with whom we do online broadcasts occasionally. Thereafter, we re-dosed ourselves with urban life from which we had successfully escaped during the previous three weeks. Jerome did put it in our head to visit Maroubra on the way to the airport, but after witnessing the dawn on that day, I was more than happy to pack up and leave photography behind for a while.
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  10. Shaun HooblerAugust 16, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    Nicely done! That’s a very beautiful landscape you captured there.
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  11. SpencerOctober 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Hello.
    That is a great shot and I usually never get any opportunities to see things or take shots like that. Thanks for posting.
    Spencer
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  12. Houston Pool BuilderMarch 10, 2015 at 5:25 am #

    Nice shot, Barney. You’d be a great pool photographer!
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  13. Daniel WreckMarch 3, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    Hey, this is simply an awesome capture! Seriously loved it! <3
    Being crazy for clicking pictures, I always look up for something new to capture and thus make it the best but seriously I don't think I have got such pictures.

    Amazing! 🙂

  14. JoeMarch 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    Nice photo. I hope that I would have a chance to visit Canada. My friend came here last summer and she told that it was a great place with friendly people. Thanks for your interesting post.

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