First sunrise in Jasper. We were up at 5am and out the door by 5:30. We headed out to Maligne Road. This wound up being the main spot for the whole day as we returned later, after dinner, for more shots. For now, I I’ll just post the morning shots. This is something I’ve wanted to see and capture for a while. The early morning sun light touching the tops of the mountains.
While sitting in the middle of the big valley, I spotted this drift wood from a far. From a distance, it didn’t look big and I thought I could walk over, pick it up, and bring to where I was shooting to use as a foreground object. When you are surrounded by mountains you kind of lose all perspective on size/distance. I walked, and walked and walked to get to the this drift wood. As I got closer it got bigger until I arrived and it was as tall as me and probably weighed over 300lbs. So I scrapped the idea of carrying it and now had to make my way all the way back to my camera and them come back. I must say, it was worth the early morning workout.
I really love how you can face a different direction and get totally different colors. This photo there is just a touch of pink light on the top of this ridge.
After an early start to the day on Maligne Road, we were getting hungry and decided to head to Maligne Lake for a bite to eat. We arrived there too early so we grabbed some shots while waiting for the deli to open.
After a quick bite to eat we were off. I can’t remember what lake this was but there were some fishermen heading out and it made for a great shot to show how huge the mountain is in the distance.
Maligne Road, is pretty beauty from start to finish. My friend was beside herself when we came across the only bear we saw on our trip. We didn’t have much time and were shooting from the truck. I got lucky and this bear turned my way just as I pressed the shutter button.