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.
Canon 5d MKII
EF 16-35MM USM II @ 16mm
1.3 sec @ f/16, ISO 100
0.9 ND Grad (Sky/Snow)
Really Right Stuff Tripod / Head
Some curves adjustments
A little dodging and burning
Have a great day!