“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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A Night on Mount Rundle

Last Saturday I decided to “switch” into summer mode. I ditched the skis, turned my back to the icefields, laced up the boots, packed a fair amount of photo gear and headed up Banff’s iconic Mount Rundle with plans to spend the night up high. It turned out to be a good idea. The route…

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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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Springtime Stars

I went out last night with the sole intention to shoot time-lapse material for Mountains In Motion at the Hoodoos near Banff. It was such an amazingly beautiful night out though that I could not help dropping by Vermilion Lakes before calling it a day. I spent a beautiful hour there under the stars.

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A Morning at Vermilion Lakes

Many people call this location “overshot”. While the Lakes are definitely a world-famous photo hot spot, I find that they keep changing and surprising me with new moods and colours, and I expect they will remain one of my favourite photo locations for a long time. Even if I was ever to encounter the exact…

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A Taste of Nunavut

This post has been a long time in the making. It is about a 2011 wintertime trip to fabulous Nunavut. As usual I had plans to hammer out the editing for this adventure soon after returning to Banff. But as usual summer in the Rockies got busy with photo assignments, climbing, landscape work. An extended…

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