November Lights – A Look Back on this Week’s Aurora Displays

It’s been an exciting (and sleep-deprived) week in the mountains of Banff National Park. Daytime for me was spent working on outdoor shoots for local clients as well as doing some landscape photography instruction. Both clients and participants were great to work with and made the last few days extremely rewarding. I am thankful to…

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The Pull of Nighttime Photography

Hello everyone and thanks for visiting the blog! It has been quite a while since my last post. This does not come as a huge surprise since summertime is always the busiest time of the year at my end. What’s kept me busy? Well, for one, the completion of the Mountains in Motion time-lapse documentary…

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Nature’s Fireworks: 15 Images of Auroras Over Banff National Park (July 15, 2012)

In an effort to view the much anticipated northern lights event of July 15th in complete wilderness, two friends and I decided to make the trip into the remote Scott Duncan Hut on the Waputik Icefield. As a keen nighttime photographer I knew that, if the skies cleared, the hut would provide a perfect viewpoint…

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“Skies Ablaze” – Another Aurora Night at Lake Minnewanka

Yet another sleepless night spent at Lake Minnewanka last night. And it was worth it. Immediately after returning to Banff from an evening ascent of Narao Peaks, I noticed the data looked good for a light show so I hastily made my way to my favorite aurora watching spot, Lake Minnewanka. The aurora danced on…

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Sacred Shores: Most Photogenic Lakes in Banff National Park

The June monsoon is nearing its end in Banff National Park and it appears as if summer is about to reach the Canadian Rockies at last. While open water provides thrills of all kinds to a variety of visitors, it is particularly precious to landscape photographers, who get their “foregrounds” and reflections back! Photography on…

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Backcountry Photography: What Gear Should One Take Along?

Hello everyone and a special welcome to all the new “followers.” And thanks to WordPress for featuring the blog on their homepage – I appreciate the extra exposure! Over the last few weeks I have been asked a few times about the gear I take along with me on backcountry trips. In an effort to…

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Columbia in a Day

The Canadian Rockies are currently experiencing their best weather window since the fall, and everyone here is scrambling to make the most of it. June tends to be rather wet around these parts so it could be a while before we are again able to bask in a week-long stretch of sunshine. May hereis usually…

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Yet Another Minnewanka Light Show

I spent another magical night yesterday at Lake Minnewanka watching the aurora dance. As some of you may know, I tend to end up there regularly when the data looks good and the northern lights seem likely to make an appearance. They sure did that last night. Two solid hours of blues, greens and purples.…

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