Early autumn alpenglow in Kananaskis

I’ve been lucky to enjoy a number of great mornings (here, here and here) in the mountains as summer has wound down.  Last weekend I went to Kananaskis to see how the autumn colors were coming in at the higher elevations.  I went to Wedge Pond ahead of the sunrise and  waited for the darkness to lift.  Soon enough it did, and quickly, revealing the larch along the shoreline were starting to turn but there were more lime greens than yellows and golds.  I’ll be back again in a week or two to try to catch the stands of gold before the needles fall and the leaves blow away.

I was not disappointed in any way though.  The mist swirled across the calm water, drawing a line through the middle of the mountains and their reflections as the early morning blue gave way to the alpenglow.


9 responses

  1. What an amazing morning this must have been. Beautiful work as always!

    October 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm

  2. great series Chris… the mist and depth of field are quite special

    September 23, 2017 at 5:10 am

  3. Stunning!!

    September 20, 2017 at 6:38 am

  4. Your pictures look like scenes taken straight out of a movie

    September 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

  5. Christopher, These are truly magnificent. Masterfully captured. I am enamored with mirrored reflections and these are incredible. I love the way the trees peek through the mist in the final image.

    September 19, 2017 at 10:44 am

  6. RMW

    An amazing place that you captured very well.

    September 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

  7. Beautiful Scenery! I love this picture it’s so dreamy.

    September 19, 2017 at 10:02 am

  8. Glen

    Chris, You capture that feeling of solitude and stillness of dawn. Your photos demonstrate a oneness with the beauty that surrounds us in our beautiful backyard. Thanks

    September 19, 2017 at 7:19 am

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