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Mount Robson Tent View



Mt. Robson towers over the forest in this view from the Emperor Falls campsite on the Berg Lake Trail in Robson Provincial Park. British Columbia, Canada....
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Mt. Robson towers over the forest in this view from the Emperor Falls campsite on the Berg Lake Trail in Robson Provincial Park. British Columbia, Canada.
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52 Comments | Report
tinawiley PRO+
 
tinawiley January 19, 2016
You cannot beat this view. Excellent shot.
learjet60
 
learjet60 January 20, 2016
Brilliant...I love it!
carollwatts PRO
 
carollwatts January 21, 2016
This is a great image. The spectacular scenery of course helps, but your composition choice really makes it stand apart from 'other' mountain shots. Very well done!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 21, 2016
Beautifully shot and congrats on your finalist win!
jayholm
 
jayholm January 28, 2016
My favorite way to wake up!
hedgehunter PRO+
 
hedgehunter February 28, 2016
Gorgeous shot, just at the right time ,right place and right light and Klick.......
debragiven
 
debragiven March 02, 2016
Great photo
DanielGarrison
 
DanielGarrison March 03, 2016
Really Cool! Well done!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 29, 2016
Wow, talk about a room with a view! Congrats.
katelinthiessen
 
katelinthiessen March 30, 2016
I cannot say enough how much I adore this picture. It's perfect.
Anchor21
 
Anchor21 April 07, 2016
It's almost like a window sticker on your tent it's that good :)
adovgan
 
adovgan April 07, 2016
Great shot !!! Congratulations,
shema
 
shema May 16, 2016
I love the apex of the tent opening in conjunction with the Mt Apex, astounding!
sarahroswell
 
sarahroswell May 18, 2016
i would love to be in this tent! magnificent capture!
karensklicks
 
karensklicks July 05, 2016
Very nice!
gallmese
 
gallmese August 13, 2016
what a view ((((:::
JackAlt PRO
 
JackAlt August 16, 2016
Spectacular view, excellent composition!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson August 27, 2016
Brilliant capture, Well Done.
hayleyroyal
 
hayleyroyal September 09, 2016
oh wow, this one stopped me in my tracks. So gorgeous.
FastHandPhoto PRO+
 
FastHandPhoto September 14, 2016
AWESOME SHOT, EXCELLENT COMPOSITION
Byronfairphotography PRO
 
Byronfairphotography September 26, 2016
Very well done
pedroal
 
pedroal November 15, 2016
majestic
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson December 11, 2016
Awesome image.
yaocuicatltlacaelel
 
yaocuicatltlacaelel March 01, 2017
Capturing excellence
Steve_PFB PRO+
 
Steve_PFB March 03, 2017
Great composition
Merlot
 
Merlot April 18, 2017
Magic
Byronfairphotography PRO
 
Byronfairphotography May 07, 2017
Awesome capture.
Jaebee77
 
Jaebee77 May 27, 2017
Great picture... love it
ArberElezi PRO
 
ArberElezi July 23, 2017
Cool
Lesabre1954 Premium
 
Lesabre1954 July 26, 2017
What a view to wake up to! Great shot.
Duane_Watts
 
Duane_Watts August 16, 2017
Well done scenery, I love the composition!
Samijored
 
Samijored August 24, 2017
Beautiful
Jtrojer PRO
 
Jtrojer October 06, 2017
fantastic shot! Love it!
debsimage PRO
 
debsimage October 13, 2017
Love this! Well done!
Vast_Distance
 
Vast_Distance November 24, 2017
I love tent shots, reminds me of hiking into a spot at night and opening the tent door first thing in the morning.
andrewsmith_9827
 
andrewsmith_9827 December 06, 2017
I’d sell one of my kids to be where this was taken and see it! Great shot.
walasavagephoto PRO+
walasavagephoto December 06, 2017
:) I think the permit to go hike to Berg Lake (and camp here at the Emperor Falls campsite) only costs around $30.
lweltin
 
lweltin January 11, 2018
Wow, Now that is neat!
iKatielyn
 
iKatielyn February 06, 2018
nice composition
LoriBea PRO+
 
LoriBea February 27, 2018
I’m backpacking this trail at the end of August...can’t wait! Amazing capture
cahit
 
cahit March 25, 2018
Great
K_C_P Premium
 
K_C_P April 15, 2018
magnificent
timperea
 
timperea April 24, 2018
Hey man I’m pretty sure my barber had your picture on the cover of his Facebook claiming he took the picture lol he doesn’t even shoot if you want I can send you a screen shot to see if it’s yours
marcbaechtold PRO+
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
cool photograph with nice details and good contrasts, keep shooting!
DugBug
 
DugBug May 26, 2018
Perfect...Time to go camping.
debbiespeed PRO+
 
debbiespeed June 30, 2018
I love this as I am a tent camper too!
micheleshaw
 
micheleshaw July 22, 2018
Love camping .. great shot
juditkabath
 
juditkabath August 28, 2018
Nice to wake up to this view!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking October 30, 2018
Great shot, you had a fantastic view. Congratulations
aclare71
 
aclare71 December 14, 2018
Amazing picture
JaniceBMillerPhotography
 
JaniceBMillerPhotography December 21, 2018
Makes me want to go camping! Perfect view.
BenjaminHornePhotography
 
BenjaminHornePhotography December 30, 2018
I'd totally kill for something like this, lol. Nice view
donnakirckof PRO
 
donnakirckof Jun 25
Awesome view to wake up to! You should enter this in my "Hiking and Camping" challenge!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo of Mount Robson was taken from inside my tent (obviously!) at a campsite nestled between the Berg Lake Trail and Robson River. We were excited to make it up to Berg Lake in one day, but we had to stop for the night here!
Time
I snapped this shot just around dawn after a LONG evening of hiking the previous day. We were exhausted, so we slept in. Oops! If the timing hadn't been just right (around 7:00am, if I recall), I wouldn't have been able to capture this mist-shrouded view of the highest point in the Canadian Rockies!
Lighting
The sun had already risen, as far as the mountain peak was concerned! Our camp was still in the blueness of pre-dawn, and I feel like the cloudy mist in between us and Mount Robson was a perfect division; without the lightly sun-lit mist, this would have been a very different photo.
Equipment
Believe it or not, this was taken with a Canon S95, one of their previous point-and-shoot models. I really enjoy bringing capable cameras that fit in my pocket along with my digital SLR, so that I can capture everything, however, spontaneous, without setting up all my gear each time!
Inspiration
I have to say that the inspiration for this shot came entirely from my wife (Find her on Instagram! @carrieoutdoors). She was still groggy as we were waking up, and she mentioned to me something along the lines of "Hey, that tent view looks like some of those photos on Instagram." I quickly retrieved my camera, snapped a bunch of shots, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Editing
Yes, I did some post-processing. A lot of people ask me how the mountain in the background can possibly appear so crisp when the tent is also in sharp focus. I used a selective brush tool in Lightroom to add some contrast and clarity there. Additionally, I lightened up the walls of the tent a bit to show more detail there.
In my camera bag
My bag typically contains: Camera body, wide angle lens, telephoto lens, night lens (wide angle, low f-stop), spare batteries, tripod, remote shutter release, 10-stop neutral density filter, and a handful of graduated neutral density filters. I find that with this set of equipment, I can capture most of the images I can think of. Lately I've been bringing along additional LED lighting and a fog filter for more creative night shots.
Feedback
Advice for others trying to capture something similar to this? Make sure you're in great physical condition for a hike like the Berg Lake Trail, and be sure to bring a water filter! I found out about halfway up that I forgot ours in the car... I had to swallow my pride and walk around a campsite asking other campers if I could borrow theirs! Needless to say, lesson learned.

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