Mount Kidd – splashes of colour reflected


I am drawn back to Mount Kidd in Kananaskis over and over.  In the morning the eastern light accentuates the crags and patterns in the rocks and dominates the skyline from many viewpoints along Highway 40.  From these reflecting pools a bit further south the mountain doesn’t dominate in the same way but I like the balances that can be found between the peaks and the elements along the shoreline.  Later in the morning, I worked the scene with black and white images in mind but with the first light, I was enjoying the splashes of colour.


Green algae under one of the ponds provided a green cast to some of the reflections.  I thought the shapes under the water along with the colour were really interesting.

This pond had a floor of stones which was another detail to play with.

With the pink light receding to warm morning sunlight, I liked how the land still in shadow had a cool tone contrasted with the mountain and its reflection.

6 responses

  1. artbycorast

    Christopher, I paint in acrylics and oils and would love to attempt this photo in acrylics. I was hoping to get your permission to do so. Thanks in advance.

    December 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    • Hi Cora – Thank you for checking out my site and for wanting to paint one of my images. I am happy to approve. Please send a photo of your finished work – I would love to see what you create.


      December 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm

  2. you ve got a really nice photoblog, keep up the good work, i do like your projects 😀
    can you visit my blog and tell me your opinion?

    October 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

  3. I like this site it’s a master piece! Glad I detected this on google.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:20 am

  4. Stunning scenics!

    October 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

  5. Beautiful as always, but the black and white image you posted before is for me an iconic take on this mountain.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

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