Monthly Archives: March 2011

Don’t freeze your camera

On TV, internet, newspaper and everywhere, you see shocking images about Japan since last Friday. I can not describe how I am feeling now but I am feeling depressed even though I am living in one of the safest centuries. But only I can do is do good job for my everyday work and take good photos as much as I can.

So I have not posted landscape photography for quite while. I took this picture about one month ago at Vermilion Lake in Banff, Alberta. If you google vermilion lake and Mt. Rundle, you will find thousands of the similar images. So I have avoided taking pictures there. But it is winter…I may be able to capture some unique images. I arrived at the location around 06:30 in the morning. Vermilion lake has some unfrozen spots due to hot-spring even in a frozen winter. I walked to an steaming unfrozen spot. And Voila! I found footsteps of deer or something leading toward Mt. Rundle. I set up camera and waited sunrise.

However, it did not go perfectly. It was about -20 degree, and when the sun came out on Mt. Rundle, my camera stopped working because it was frozen. I missed the most dramatic moment.

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This image is one of the tests shot before the sunrise but I think it is pretty successful. You can see rays of sun light from the top of the mountain. This is high dynamic range image.

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