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morant’s curve

Morant's Curve

unbeknownst to me at the time, this is a spot along the bow valley parkway in banff national park known as morant’s curve. so named after nicholas morant, a photographer for the canadian pacific railway; because it was one of his favourite areas to photograph.

Here it is without train on a gorgeous summer’s day.

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: skyscapes and waterscapes
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castle mountain

Castle Mountain

seeming to stand out in the centre of the valley is a very remarkable mountain… which looks exactly like a giant castle.” – james hector

so-named in 1858 by one james hector for its castle-like appearance, castle mountain in banff national park was renamed mount eisenhower by prime minister mackenzie-king after world war 2 in honour of the american president’s impending canadian visit. In 1979, its original name was re-instated.

here it is photographed on a beautiful summer afternoon with wonderful floating clouds about as i stood at the edge of the bow river.

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shadows over the spray valley

Shadows Over The Spray Valley

the gondola ride to the top of sulphur mountain in banff national park is about as spectacular as it gets! once at the summit upper terminal you are about 7500 feet in the sky and there are no less than 6 mountain ranges visible from there.

this is a photograph from about the mid-point up the ride with beautiful clouds dancing as the late afternoon casts its long shadows over the spray valley below.

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peyto lake

Peyto Lake

travelling to photograph – that’s what i do and have always done.

exploring the canadian rockies was a dream-come-true! left home base in vancouver and headed to jasper, alberta via merritt, kamloops and valemount, bc. from there it was south to banff national park and the icefields parkway. then continued the circle back home via golden, revelstoke, vernon, kelowna, penticton and osoyoos, bc.

back in the rockies, this is the world-famous peyto lake photographed on a beautiful, cloud-filled summer morning. though this is rendered in black and white, the amazing turquoise water did not disappoint on this day (see colour photo below)!

Peyto Lake (Colour)

by the way, that colour happens when the suspended glacial sediment runoff in the water is reflected by the sun.

please note that most of my images are also available in either sepia or full colour… interested? just ask! thanks 😉

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road to bow summit

Road To Bow Summit

travelling to photograph – that’s what i do and have always done.

exploring the canadian rockies was a dream-come-true! left home base in vancouver and headed to jasper, alberta via merritt, kamloops and valemount, bc. from there it was south to banff national park and the icefields parkway. then continued the circle back home via golden, revelstoke, vernon, kelowna, penticton and osoyoos, bc.

back in the rockies is the world famous peyto lake with its turquoise water in the summertime… this is the road that takes you to bow summit where you can take in the view of that magnificent lake.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

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