Rocky Mountain Road Trip
Accompanied by my friend and wild life photographer Henrik Nilsson we set out on a whirlwind trip through the Rockies last week. The road trip started in Vernon to be more precise and took us through Golden and down Hwy 95 to Radium Hot Springs where we spent the first night. We had nothing but rain on this first stretch so the cameras didn't leave the bags till the second day on the Kootenay Hwy between Radium Hot Springs and Banff. We also met up with Tim Kuhn, another wildlife photographer, so the goal was nothing short of capturing stunning images of bears, wolfs, moose, owls, mountain goats or...... We weren't picky. As it turned out the wildlife in this region had a slightly different take on this and in large remained invisible to us.
We were however rewarded with beautiful scenery as we drove through Banff and onto Canmore. After a rainstorm the clouds were lifting and revealed some of the first snow of the season on the many peaks. Late in the day we found a couple of moose in the river and we quickly snapped away. The day was wrapped up in the wet lands between Radium Hot Springs Golden. A beautiful area which we vowed to come back to.
The photos in this post are captured with one of two camera/lens combinations. Either the Fujifilm X-Pro1 with an XF 35 1.4R or a Canon 5D Mark III with the EF 500 f/4 IS II, which Henrik kindly lent to me for this trip. I had a great time shooting landscapes with the 500 and if it wasn't for the fact that Henrik insisted on bringing it home after the trip, this could easily become my go to landscape/wildlife lens.
To view larger images and a few more please link to my SmugMug page: Rocky Mountain Road Trip