Edges of the day at Elbow Falls

I have been up to Elbow Falls in Kananaskis a couple of times over the last while.  It is a beautiful spot and it had been a few months since I spent any serious time up there with my camera so I’ve enjoyed these outings immensely.

This image was made well after sunset using a tripod, a long exposure and a bit of light painting on the water.  I went crazy over the moonlight reflecting in the water, it has such an incredible tone to it.

30 seconds, F/4 at 10pm on August 20th

I took the following photograph this morning with the falls at my back, looking east towards the brightening sky.  I waited to see how the morning light would develop ahead of the rising sun and was rewarded with some clouds that moved in from the west and caught the early light.

2 1/2 seconds, F/16 at 6:40 am on September 4th

6 responses

  1. Val Erde

    Beautiful, but particularly the lower one.

    September 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    • Thank you Val. This river, the Elbow, has heaps of character (as many do) and I spend a lot of time all along winding path up in the mountains, out across the prairie and through Calgary where it meets up with the Bow River.

      September 7, 2010 at 10:01 am

  2. Mom & Dad

    Beautiful….Love Mom

    September 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

    • You are a great supporter – thanks Mom!

      September 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

  3. Heather

    OK…. my nikon D200 is sitting here looking at me longing to be used. Your photos are inspiring Chris – I must get out and do some great fall shots in Toronto!!! Thanks for sharing your great work.


    September 5, 2010 at 9:57 am

    • I know that feeling – my gear stares at me a lot! The autumn colors in your part of the world are always spectacular. I’d love to see what you create when you do find some time to get out.

      September 7, 2010 at 9:56 am

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