Wind in the mountains

 Wind in the mountains - 2014 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII + 300mm f/4 lens: 1/4000th of a second at f/11 on ISO 400

The winds that came with the weather change last weekend were heavy when I left my home in Bragg Creek for the Banff National Park in the morning.  When I got into the mountains, the Bow Valley was pretty calm but higher up on the slopes, the snow was blowing around in opaque sheets while the clouds raced by above.  Watching from the Vermillion Lakes shoreline, I was mesmerized by the view of Mount Rundle.  The sun catching the wispy snow drawn out over the slopes before fraying into the shadow as it flew over the cliffs was beautiful to watch.

6 responses

  1. Powerful!

    March 17, 2014 at 8:38 am

  2. Awesome! Imposing!

    March 13, 2014 at 12:50 am

  3. Beautiful shot – I love how you have captured the movement, it makes me feel like I’m actually watching it :)

    March 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

  4. Amazing light, very dramatic, showing the effects of the wind itself.

    March 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

  5. Beautiful capture of light and shadows…stunning shot!

    March 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

  6. Totally wonderful and majestic!

    March 12, 2014 at 4:05 am

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