Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site! It is one of the SUP wonders of the World. So, it is a place you want to visit, and you will likely ask – When is the best time to visit the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park?
There’s no specific ‘best time’ to visit the Canadian Rockies with each season offering a different perspective of the naturally breathtaking landscape. While there is a peak season (summer), when you choose to travel to the Rockies largely depends on what you want to see and the kind of activities you want to do while you’re there. If you fancy seeing snow-capped mountains and vast lakes covered with ice thick enough to skate on then travelling to this wondrous region in winter simply makes sense. Or, if you actually want to see the turquoise colour of Lake Louise and hike through meadows filled with blooming wildflowers then travelling in spring and summer is the best time to visit.
The Canadian Rockies, and specifically Banff National Park – are known worldwide as a location for stunning mountain landscape photography. Mountain landscape photography has some particular challenges and, at the same time, yields many opportunities for Canadian Fine Art Photographers.
Landscape photography in Banff ( and any mountainous location ) requires one to be safety conscious at all times. You need photographic equipment – the camera(s) of course, lenses, filters, extra batteries, and cards, etc. However, the clothing you have, layering pieces, your footwear, compass and GPS, some food, water, etc all must packed up with your gear to make for a safe and successful shoot. In the mountain environment weather conditions can change quickly and being prepared with the proper clothing and accessories is mandatory.
Rocky Mountain photography doesn’t stop in the winter, it just gives the chance for a different view! It is also an excellent time to get black and white pictures of Canada and the Canadian Rockies. In response to the Question – What time of year is best for landscape photography in Banff, this reply on Google is quite misleading “There is a consensus of opinion, amongst some landscape photographers, that it is better to hang up your camera during the summer monthsand wait for the softer light and warmer colours of autumn.” In Banff National Park and around Banff ANYTIME of year is a good time for landscape photography and Winter can be some of the BEST times.
Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur: Drawing Inspiration from Mother Nature
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Provided by Jennifer Scott, Spiritfiner.org- www.Spiritfinder.org
Finding inspiration can sometimes be a challenge in the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship. But what if the answer to unlocking your business potential lies not in the concrete jungle, but in the embrace of the great outdoors? This article explores how budding entrepreneurs can gain valuable insights and motivation from nature’s wonders to turn their business dreams into reality.
The Power of Hiking
Hiking provides budding entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to gain inspiration from nature…..
Hiking provides budding entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to gain inspiration from nature. It allows you to disconnect from the digital world as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the outdoors. The challenges faced during hikes enhance problem-solving skills and build both physical and mental resilience, valuable qualities for navigating the entrepreneurial journey’s ups and downs while offering a fresh perspective on business endeavors.
The Fall season is a fine time for Rocky Mountain Photography. Banff landscape photography gets focused on the trees in Banff National Park. The Canadian Rockies have the famous Larch trees, as well as Birch, Aspen, and Poplar which all bring color to the landscape.
For landscape photography, and indeed other genres – It has been said time and again “A picture is worth a thousand words!” but, in today’s world, with the heavy use of Social Media, this has been turned around! So, I ask myself, as a landscape photographer in Banff – can you really put the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park into words? Canadian Rocky Mountain pictures and Banff Landscape Photography, for me, are indeed worth a thousand words and more!
In general, there are several elements that gain the initial interest of the viewer, Bold colour, Unique textures, Simple shapes and Appealing curves. However, there are many other considerations. Photography is often referred to as drawing with light. That is the translation of the word photography. Photographers draw with light as they capture the scene in front of them when the shutter is fired off. Whether it is images of the Rocky Mountains, the vase on the table or any other subject, in colour or black and white, photography is drawing with light! While having bold colours, textures, shapes and curves in your landscape image, is that enough to make it a good image?
This is the classic view from Whitehorn Mountain ( The Lake Louise Ski Resort ) as you look across the valley to the Range that surrounds, overlooks, and guards the actual Lake Louise! Spring had finally come and brought some warmer days. This was the day after the ski resort closed ( May 3, with no snow in the valley bottom ) and the sunrise (5:35 ) showed that Spring was really here, the valleys were opening up from the layer of snow winter had left, and the “green” growth had started. One may well think it would soon be time for the arrival and shift to summer pursuits. Continue reading…
I want to start with a question; The beauty in this scene – is it by chance or design?
As an Artist working with Photography as my medium people may ask – why this image? Well, to me, an image is captured and made for several reasons. But first – the basics of a photo are simple and mechanical – the way photographs are made: ( from Andrew Molitor- PataPixel). Continue reading…