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Log Jam, Rocky Mountains Alberta

Log Jam, Rocky Mountains Alberta
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PhotoDave PRO
 
PhotoDave July 19, 2015
Looks like a cold mountain day at Moraine Lake.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
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Behind The Lens

Location
The image was captured close to Lake Louise in Alberta Canada in the late Fall.
Time
It was in the late afternoon just as it began to cloud over after a crisp clear day in the Rocky Mountains.
Lighting
The light in the mountains can change so rapidly, it pays to use AV mode for landscapes, a decent tripod and reasonably low ISO then let the shutter take care of itself. I like to expose for the shadows and let the highlights take of themselves so with this changing light I had to bracket +/- 1 stop just to preserve those shadows.
Equipment
Canon 50D, with a Canon 10-22mm wide zoom - both of which I have since sold, wish that EFS zoom fit the full frames though it was sharp as a butcher's pencil and beautifully light too!! Sat a top a Velbon Sherpa Tripod with a Grad ND filter.
Inspiration
The classic features of a Canadian Log Jam and the moody almost grumbling sky over such proud mountains practically challenged me to capture the moment.
Editing
Post processing was minimal - I try never to do a lot, but I did have to recover some highlights and the ND Grad whilst essential did also need a little boost with it's Lightroom cousin. I also added a little sharpening.
In my camera bag
The first full frame DSLR I owned was this Canon 6D and it still comes along almost everywhere, it's low light performance is exceptional. I now also own a Canon 5Ds and this is my "go to" camera - love it! Lens wise: 16-35 L series IS f4, L Series 100 f2.8 Macro, L Series 70-200 f2.8 IS, L Series 100-400 f4-5.6 IS and the only non-Canon an extremely versatile 24mm f1.4 Sigma Art series. (I really like these Art series lens - come on Sigma where's the 24-70 f2.8 IS???). Routinely in the bag are also the ND grad, a big stopper and a couple of polarisers.
Feedback
Wait for the light and - bracket, bracket, bracket! Use a Tripod :)

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