An autumn morning reflected in Upper Kananaskis Lake

Upper Kananaskis Lake - © Christopher Martin-0586

I started a great day in Kananaskis earlier this weekend walking along the shoreline of the Upper Kananaskis Lake in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.  At sunrise I was photographing a pair of moose, a mother and her calf, in a meadow and I ended up spending most of the morning at the Sarrail Falls.  However, when I parked near the boat launch at the lake, the soft light, subtle autumn accents, calm water and brilliant reflection of the mountains in the water mesmerized me for several minutes.  I had the lake to myself for a little while and enjoyed the beauty immensely.

Morning reflected in Upper Kananaskis Lake - © Christopher Martin-0593

6 responses

  1. Stunning photos, Chris! I have a question for you. On average, do you do a lot of post-processing or just slight color adjustments?

    October 5, 2015 at 7:19 am

    • Hi Svetlana – thank you for your comments and this question. Typically, I do not spend much time post-processing. However I shoot in RAW so there are contrast, shadow, saturation and sharpening adjustments which are made to every file (usually +\- 10-20% in Lightroom’s basic develop panel). I am careful about highlights when shooting so that can require me to open up the shadows in some of my wildlife and landscape images as well. For clients I will process images more intensively if that is required but for my own work I prefer to be out shooting so if I have to do too much computer work that robs me of field time. Lots of people love working on images and the results are awesome but it isn’t where I want to put a large chunk of my time.

      October 5, 2015 at 10:07 am

  2. J martin

    Tranquil and calm and beautiful as nature should be . Thank you

    October 4, 2015 at 2:01 pm

  3. Sounds like all the ingredients for some memorable moments worth preserving.

    October 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm

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