Wed 19-Dec-12 05:15 AM | edited Wed 19-Dec-12 05:15 AM by Antero52
Peyto Lake, also from my wife’s collection. The emerald color is not caused by pigment but microscopic particles that the water grinds from the limestone. More energetic blue and green photons are scattered back to air while less energetic red photons continue their journey to the bottom. (This is basically the reason why the sky is blue.)
This one certainly looks healthier than yesterday’s bear. And the color of the fur is different. Oh please tell me this is a grizzly! (Shot with the long end of the 24-120mm, which I had mounted on my camera.)
Hotel @ Lake Louise.
Female elk (shot by my wife from the car).
Silly Finns, travelling over 10 time zones to see - snow?
Takkakaw Falls (also spelled Takakkaw). A 254m/832ft drop.
I tried to get closer but it was raining horizontally. When I wiped my 14mm lens clean and pointed the camera to the waterfall, the lens was hopelessly wet from water drops in two seconds. This was finally shot @32mm from very far away. And I still had to wipe the lens clean every 10 seconds.
While I struggled to keep my kit dry, my wife scored yet another species. I never saw this one.
Wed 19-Dec-12 11:32 AM | edited Wed 19-Dec-12 11:36 AM by Antero52
We stopped at a road bend when the Falls could first be seen. The sound of the falls was clearly audible from a distance that may have been the best part of a mile. The mist was everywhere, as was the pine smell in the forests. But as to the question of whether the pine smell was felt around Takkakaw Falls, I can't say for sure. It was a very windy day, and I remember storing my camera into the backpack a couple of times to protect it from flying sand. Now that you mention the pine smell, that windy day at the Falls may have been almost the only occasion in the forests when the smell wasn't immediately apparent.