Bow Valley – late autumn, early snow

First snow in the Bow Valley - © Christopher Martin-8598

Winter snuck an early snowstorm into Banff National Park’s Bow Valley last weekend.  By mid-morning, most of the snow had melted away in the valley bottom but the upper slopes were still dominated by the white mixed with the green of the forest.  It was a beautiful landscape to enjoy – we’ll see how long it takes before the snow takes hold for a longer stay.

9 responses

  1. wow! great photos – can you provide details on how you captured this great image? thanks!

    November 21, 2014 at 8:56 am

    • Hi – thanks for your email and for your question.

      For this image, I used a graduated neutral density filter while I was photographing to darken the sky and the mountain peak. That part of the image was still very bright so I used a virtual ND grad in post production to knock down the brightness another stop. That brought the different areas into a dynamic range which could be displayed effectively.



      November 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

  2. Frazee

    wow wow wow… what a shot

    November 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

  3. Stunning shot…the expanse of nature in beautiful on its own, but the colors, clouds and crisp snow peaks ~ very cool.

    November 9, 2014 at 4:18 am

  4. Superb image Christopher

    November 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm

  5. Stunning.

    November 7, 2014 at 6:06 am

  6. Truly breathtaking beauty, Chris.

    November 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  7. Very beautiful photo! Framing, texture, color – I love it!

    November 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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