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A canyon system hidden deep within the Canadian Rockies, is perhaps the most fairytale like place I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. I hiked for perhaps ...
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A canyon system hidden deep within the Canadian Rockies, is perhaps the most fairytale like place I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. I hiked for perhaps 2 hours where no path has ever existed to stumble upon a magical opening of the canyon to reveal a small waterfall joining its rushing counterpart. After sitting a marvelling at its sheer beauty, I scrambled back up the canyon wall to compose this shot.
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14 Comments | Report
DocTom PRO
 
DocTom October 14, 2016
Gorgeous Image!
Jaxxlynn
 
Jaxxlynn October 18, 2016
So eye catching, fantastic!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 24, 2016
Gorgeous !
karenbchris
 
karenbchris October 25, 2016
The caption you wrote is as lovely as the photo
bkelly7k PRO+
 
bkelly7k November 02, 2016
Awesome use of frame and light to create depth in the shot!!
ShutterUpper
 
ShutterUpper January 05, 2017
It would be super appreciated if you took your time to submit a photo or two! https:// viewbug.com/challenge/people-by-themselves-not-portraits-photo-challenge-by-shutterupper
labels_30 PRO+
 
labels_30 April 02, 2017
When I first saw the photo I though it was part of Athabasca Falls in Jasper and had to come and have a look at the description. While not Athabasca Falls it is in Jasper one of the most beautiful places on earth. You have captured it
labels_30 PRO+
 
labels_30 April 02, 2017
it beautifully.
rmorrisonphoto PRO+
 
rmorrisonphoto June 25, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous!
conniehumphreys_3889
 
conniehumphreys_3889 August 03, 2017
Love this!!!
bronxie PRO+
 
bronxie August 10, 2017
Fantastic shot
ginnyosbornetracy PRO
 
ginnyosbornetracy August 24, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry October 12, 2017
Stunning shot..
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 14, 2017
Absolutely stunning!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in what has become one of my favorite locations in the Rockey Mountains. A small canyon system far off the beaten path along the ice fields parkway in Alberta Canada. The hike to this location is virtually unknown and beautiful in the extreme.
Time
This shot was taken as late in the day as I could manage. (Around 4:00 PM) The remote location dictated how long I could stay as the hike and the drive back took well over five hours.
Lighting
The overcast sky was perfect for capturing the unique depth of field this canyon system offered.
Equipment
I was carrying my canon 6D at the time. I had previously attempted to bring my tripod, but I proved to cumbersome to haul with me down the canyon.
Inspiration
The entire atmosphere of Mistaya is one of fairie-like stillness. But always on the edge of awareness is the ever present hulks of the mountains. I attempted to gain as much field of view as possible to not just capture the mood, but also the setting I found myself in.
Editing
In this case. Absolutely! I found the dynamic range beautiful in this image. I really had a lot of fun stroking out the image I saw.
In my camera bag
It completely depends on what shoot I am on! For portraits I typically carry a few fixed lenses, speed lights, (canon 480, 520) My 6D full frame, and my tripod. For remote lanscapes, I usually just carry the bare minimum. My 6D and a wide angle lens is all I need.
Feedback
Know your physical distance from your subject. Know how the shot and the DOF will change as you get closer or farther away.

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