Landscape Photography, Canada Landmarks. Morning Reflection of Mount Rundle

Landscape Photography, Canada Landmarks. Morning View of Mount Rundle from Cascade Pools

On my last day in Canada I took another trip down to Cascade Pools in Banff, with the hope of getting one last capture of Mount Rundle in the early morning. Mount Rundle from another one of the pools in the area.

Thankfully there was very little breeze this morning, so there would be a good chance of still water, and a clear reflection. Autumn was here, so it was another chilly morning down there by the water. I kept my hands firmly in my pockets for most of my stay, and well away from anything metal!

The air at this time of year is so crisp and clear, and the cold dry air helped make everything look so crisp and sharp. As with all of the Landscape Photography I’d visited during my trip, Cascade pools is thoroughly well looked after. It’s awesome to see how much pride folks have for their open area’s.

To get the composition I had in mind I had to get down low by the pool side. This time I had no intention of getting too close though, as the previous visit landed me with wet feet!

The sun was getting up level with the peak of Mount Randall and I had to work hard again to avoid flare. Again, the old baseball hat trick just out of frame worked wonders!

As with my other capture here I used a single 0.9ND to hold back the sky and keep the detail in the shadow areas.

The circular polariser did a great job of cutting through the surface shine, bringing out the foreground detail under the water. The polariser was balanced to allow me to capture the reflection of Mount Rundle and some of the pines along the shoreline.

As with all the Canada Landmarks I’ve visited I could have easily sat here all day, I had the whole place to my self. Visiting and taking in these Canada Landmarks 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
Really Right Stuff Tripod / Head
Some curves adjustments
A little dodging and burning


Have a great day!


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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11 Responses to “Landscape Photography, Canada Landmarks. Morning Reflection of Mount Rundle”

  1. AaynaOctober 30, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    The picture is quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. canvas printsNovember 20, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    i really like this capture. its so cool.

  3. DourgiJanuary 17, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    What a beautiful reflection of Mount Randall.
    It was perfect. I am glad you shared this to us. I hope I could visit that place too and take beautiful photos there.
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  4. WilliamFebruary 13, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Like the picture a lot.
    Sharing to my FB friends, also.
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  5. Grant
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    March 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Thanks for your comment on my corporate photography blog Barney.
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  6. Matt the Brisbane PhotographerJune 5, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Beautiful reflection there, and thanks for sharing the EXIF 🙂
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  7. Juliette BoltonJune 7, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Here you can browse Barney’s photographic work and follow his wanderings and news via his blog. The main focus of Barney’s work is landscape photography and the great outdoors, mostly captured during his travels to many beautiful locations around the UK, there is also a selection from his travels further afield.
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  8. J. Lee
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    June 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Beautiful Barney! You nailed it, it looks so calm and serene.
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    • BarneyJune 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

      Thanks Jen. All around the Cascade pools area is so relaxing, it was chilly but folks were just sitting in the sun taking in the view. It’s be a cracking spot in the summer thats for sure! I saw some wedding portraits being taken at a lake nearby, could be one for your portraits…
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  9. Sterling CurtisJune 8, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I’m a photographer based in the beautiful Peak District Landscape of Cheshire, I specialise in landscape photography from around the world. My focus is to reflect a passion for the great outdoors and travel adventure through my photographs. Bringing back the great outdoors to the viewer is important, with my photographs I aim to capture the emotional essence of the landscape forever.
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