Mount Kidd


The morning got bright quickly when I was at a set of reflecting ponds just west of Wedge Pond and the Galatea Trailhead in Kananaskis.  I met a fellow Calgarian photographer, Graham McKerrell, along the water’s edge and we watched the most promising cloud slip behind the mountain just a couple of minutes before the sunrise hit the face.  The early light was still beautiful on the rock of Mount Kidd and its reflection.  I really had fun once the morning sun was well established as I switched from hunting warm light to thinking about the sun and shadows for black and white images as seen here.

(please click on the image to link to a larger, higher resolution version)

These ponds are a beautiful location to welcome the morning, I hope to get out there once more this season.


5 responses

  1. Brian

    Hi Chris… beautiful photo. One thing you may want to consider for those of us wishing to improve our craft, is the lens/exposure/HDR/etc. Assuming that you have the EXIF info (and the time), that would really be great!

    January 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    • Hi Brian,

      Thanks for visiting and for your comment.

      I try to list the settings and camera details with my posts. You are correct that time is often the challenge. Where I have not included information, please leave a comment and will try to either add them in or reply with the details.

      With this image, I used a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 24-105 f/4 lens at 28mm mounted on a tripod and using a 2 stop hard graduated filter to bring down the brighter sky closer to the darker pond and mid-ground. Settings were 1.0 seconds at f/16 on ISO 100.

      All the best,


      January 12, 2014 at 1:57 am

  2. As one who all too often forgets to use black and white, I have to thank you for reminding us of the awesome power of that medium. Beautiful image!

    October 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

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  4. Absolutely stunning image which when expanded looks amazing on my 24″ monitor! This is a real wallhanger!

    October 1, 2012 at 7:59 am

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