This is my last instalment from my ‘creative’ adventure taking only a 50mm lens on the week-long Fall in the Canadian Rockies Photo Tour. For those who wanted to see my early struggles with this exercise, here are the links for day 1 and day 2. By day 3 and day 4 I was starting to get the groove of the lens! On Day 5 our group worked the Icefields Parkway from Rampart Ponds to the Columbia Icefield returning along the Parkway to do sunset along Highway 11 at Whirlpool Point. Day 6 was the last day of the tour and was a half day only starting with sunrise along the Kootenay Plains and ending with a long visit to Mistaya Canyon in Banff National Park. On the previous days I ended up with about 20 keepers per day. From the last day and a half I ended up with only 23 images I felt were worth keeping. Below are 13 from the last days of the tour with a few notes in the image captions.
In the end, would I do an exercise like again? You bet! Next time maybe it will just be my 85mm lens, or maybe just a fish-eye lens. Who knows? Having and using just one lens helps you to see by reducing your choices. You get more creative with what you have! Less is more. And my back loved it!
©Darwin Wiggett – Mount Amery reflected in Rampart Pond, Banff NP
©Darwin Wiggett – Fireweed Abstract at Rampart Ponds, Banff NP
©Darwin Wiggett – Mount Amery at Graveyard Flats, Banff NP
©Darwin Wiggett – Rock Art at the Columbia Icefields, Jasper NP
©Darwin Wiggett – The start of the Sunwapta River at the Columbia Icefields, Jasper NP
©Darwin Wiggett – The North Saskatchewan River, Banff NP (a polarizer and a Lee 10-stop ND filter turn a mid-day shot to ethereal)
©Darwin Wiggett – Getting Jiggy With It (jiggling the camera during exposure) – The Kootenay Plains
©Darwin Wiggett – The Kootenay Plains (Orton Effect)
©Darwin Wiggett – Whirlpool in the sky – Whirlpool Point
©Darwin Wiggett – North Saskatchewan River and Mount Wilson, Kootenay Plains
©Darwin Wiggett – Mistay River details at Mistaya Canyon, Banff NP (using the Singh-Ray Gold-n-Blue Polarizer)
©Darwin Wiggett – Mistaya Canyon, Banff NP (using the Singh-Ray Gold-n-Blue Polarizer)
©Darwin Wiggett – Intimate forest scene at Mistaya Canyon, Banff NP