The Red Canoes – Lake Louise – Canada

The Red Canoes

In the Alberta Territory of Canada lies one of the most visually inspiring stretches of mountains in the world. Banff National Park features the jagged and majestic Canadian Rockies and is littered with lakes that are fed from glacial snow melt. These lakes are filled directly by glacial snow and the minerals in the water give it this surreal color that changes opacity depending on the light and how it’s showing on it. One of the most famous of these lakes is Lake Louise because of the historic Fairmont Hotel that resides at its’ side and that is the subject of this image. What I love about this image is the mountain setting and the contrast of the Red Canoe’s vs. the teal blue waters of the mountain lake. It just makes you want to get in and paddle.

Gold Rush

Feeding Twin Lakes on the west side of Independence Pass is Lake Creek.  Driving up the dirt roads that parallel the creek takes you into towering aspen groves as the road winds upwards.  We parked to take in the beauty of the aspens and break for a picnic. I was intrigued by the sound of rushing water I could hear well below the road.  Bush whacking my way down to the sound, I found this sheltered creek of black rock surrounded by towering golden aspens.  A beautiful site to behold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Cascading Falls

The lush landscape, moss covered boulders, and enveloping pines of this photograph exemplify the beauty that is the Cascade mountain range of southern Oregon.

With 272-foot Watson Falls looming in the background, this section of Watson creek exemplifies the Umpqua River valley which is listed as one of the most scenic places in America.  Watson Creek is a tributary of the North Umpqua River in Oregon.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Siuslaw River Bridge

Completed in 1936, the Siuslaw River Bridge was designed by Conde McCullough.  Driving highway 101 through the southern Oregon coastal areas, you will find yourself passing through Florence, Oregon.  This bridge spans the Siuslaw River heading southbound out of Florence.  We went to dinner at a small seafood restaurant in Florence and the twilight ambience seemed perfect to accent the gothic architecture of the bridge.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Siltcoos Lake Pier

This image was the result of a slight detour where we found ourselves at a boat launch at a beautiful  cascade lake with crystal clear waters. I love the contrast between the browns and the blues, how the sky and the water match, and the the dock that seems to go on forever.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Willows And Lillies

This image was taken in the Japanese portion of the Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC. I love the opposition of the willow branches reaching for the water while the flowers are reaching for the sky.  It was just one of those passing shots you take and don’t think much of. However, when I saw it large, I instantly fell in love with the soft lines and gentle tones.  The subject is (obviously) reminiscent of the famous Monet gardens and this image somehow has the same feeling to me as one of his paintings.

The Butchart Gardens are nestled in the heart of Victoria, British Columbia.  Originally started as a pet project of Jennie Butchart; the wife of prominent cement mogul Robert Pim Butchart. More of an oasis than a gardens, this property was an exhausted limestone quarry, that started its conversion in 1909 into the amazing gardens that it is today. Different areas of the gardens have different themes such as Japanese tea garden, Italian garden, and rose garden. This garden is owned and managed by descendants of the Butchart family.  Now a national treasure, the gardens are a major tourist attraction and source of pride for the island of Victoria.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Conundrum

Conundrum is another viewpoint of mirror lake. Normally I would not post two images of the same subject in a collection but they both have very different qualities. What I like about conundrum is that at first glance, it looks upside down.  The reflection is so clear and pure that one could possibly hang it upside down and for the most part no-one would notice.  I called it conundrum because it makes you stop, stare, and study it to understand the image.  It’s not until the stump is revealed upon closer inspection of the shadows that the true nature of the image starts to unfold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake is a small, seasonal lake located on Tenaya Creek in Yosemite National Park. Situated in Tenaya Canyon directly between North Dome and Half Dome, it is the last remnant of a large glacial lake that once filled most of Yosemite Valley at the end of the last Ice Age, and is close to disappearing due to sediment accumulation.

Mirror lake is magic in the morning.  There are no crowds, (if you are lucky) not a breath of wind, and this picture does not exaggerate the reflective quality it provides.  Truely a sight to behold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.