Monday, May 21, 2007

Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park

This is one of my favourite places to visit in the Canadian Rockies, Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park, it takes a bit effort to get there, one has to book a seat on a bus or walk in, I believe a 26 km journey. I made this image with my Tachihara view camera and a 120 mm lens, I don't remember the f-stop or shutter speed, it was shot on T-Max 100. This was my first visit to the lake around September of 1988 and there was a fresh snow fall, creating a magical scene. Writers who have responded to previous my posts have commented on how lucky I am to be able to photograph in such an beautiful environment and it is true, I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to make photographs in Western Canada here, which is the inspiration behind my passion to make pictures.

3 comments:

janina said...

I like it! You must have had a polarizer on the lens to get the detail in the water at the front.

Gary Nylander said...

Nope I did'nt use a polarizer on the lens, I believe the surrounding trees created a nice mask to reveal detail in the water.

janina said...

Probably, most likely, the water is quite shallow there anyway, so that one can see those things in the water.

I'm always a sucker for such an image! :o}