September 6, 2010

Northern Rockies, July 1st - 20th


After over one month I have finally finished editing all of the images from my trip to the Northern Rockies. There are 400 images online, and there might be one or two more to come. The gallery is packed full of landscape and wildlife images from Glacier NP, Waterton Lakes NP, Kootenay NP, Banff NP, Yoho NP, Jasper NP, White Goat Range Provincial Park, and Kananaskis Country.

I had a great time on the trip, I hiked and biked hundreds of miles, I visited some of the best ski towns in North America, visited old friends, made new friends, soaked in amazing hot springs, and camped in some of the best places around. My bird list hit 90 species, and if I were a better birder it could have been over 100. I drove a total of 4047.1 miles in my Subaru Outback averaging some 26 MPG and change. I taste tested a dozen or so pizza places, finally ate at a Tim Hortons; but I did not have any coffee. The temperature ranged from too hot to snow removal required. I created almost 50 GPS waypoints for future trips, and filled multiple maps and books with notes. Although I was supposed to be away from work, every few days I would get an internet connection and put in a few hours, sorry to disappoint I am a little over committed to my job.

As those who followed along via Facebook/Twitter know; a cold spring and a freak July snow storm left me with very few flowers. This put great pressure on the sky to come through with great sunrises/sunsets to help me create dynamic images. Unfortunately lots of rain and clouds prevented that from happening. I came home from the trip feeling like I had returned with only a few good images; but when I began to edit I realized that I had been able to capture beauty beyond my expectations. I am truly pleased with many of these images I captured. I hope that you can enjoy viewing them, and if only for a few minutes, that you can experience the amazing creation that fills the Northern Rockies. Let your monitor be a window to a spectacular place.

Please take the time to go through the online gallery, I ask that you leave comments/criticism or at least give your favorites a thumbs up. You can even enjoy the images as a HD slideshow.

If you have questions, ask... I published all of the camera information with each image and have added full keywords to share just about anything you would want to know about each of the images.


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