Ice bubbles, stars, fast moving clouds, mountains, full moon light...this photo has it all. It’s definitely my favorite shot from our recent trip to Banff, and it’s probably one of my all time favorites.
Going outside in the Canadian Rockies in winter in the middle of the night after you’re already warm in bed is a really difficult proposition for the brain to comprehend. Fortunately, I pushed aside common sense in favor of adventure! I even bribed @samanthabylsma with a back massage to join me. There wasn’t much wind this particular night which allowed us to hear all of the shifting and cracking ice (the lake wasn’t completely frozen over). In fact, I’m pretty sure a new crack formed right below me as I was laying down taking this image...kind of terrifying! Overall, It was an incredibly surreal experience and one I won’t soon forget.
-Sony A7RIII w/ 16-35 f/4
-Foreground: ISO 500, 16mm, f/8, 30s (12 shots stacked)
-Mountain/Clouds: ISO 400, 16mm, f/5.6, 127s
Stars: ISO 2000, 16mm, f/4, 20s (6 shots stacked)
These views will never get old! Take time to appreciate what you have and the beauty of the province we are blessed to live in! Some people have to save their life savings to see what we do every day. What’s one place you DREAM of seeing!?
📸 @thetflorence + @marcwebster .
These kinds of weekends have become what I treasure the most. In light of big plans, we are suddenly counting days until the next big adventure, and this time with the loved ones has become so valuable. 💜
Why did the tectonic plates break up?
It wasn’t anyone’s fault, there was just too much friction between them.
I whipped out my camera to get this shot when we stopped at a roadside turnout briefly, juuuuust as the sun was starting to go down. I’m so happy I did because I love it. I wish I could carry my camera everywhere with me so that I could capture all of the moments that are sporadically beautiful in a ‘daily life’ sort of way. p.s. - They're staring at me so intensely because they were expecting to be let out of the car again. Dexter was already sound asleep. Also, I wish my car wasn’t so dirty, but.. it takes us to cool places on dirty roads so 🤷🏼♀️
Сегодня у половины Канадцев национальный праздник - День Семьи 😃. Его празднуют на 3 понедельник февраля.
У всех выходной, даже магазины не все работают. Но праздник этот отмечают только в провинциях Альберта, Онтарио, Бритиш Коламбиа, Нью Брансвик и Саскачеван.
Впервые День семьи отмечали Альберте в 1990 году. Его учредила лейтенант-губернатор Альберты Хелен Ханли по инициативе премьер-министра провинции Дона Гетти. По словам Гетти, главная задача праздника — напомнить жителям Альберты о важности семейных ценностей и о том, как важно проводить время с семьей.💑
Great last few days exploring the Columbia Valley / East Kootenay region (Radium, Golden, Invermere, Windermere & Fairmont). One more sleep here then heading back to Banff(our go to spot) for a night or two. The mountains - something that will always be apart of our family.
My heart longs for summer and the greenery that comes with it 😍
I feel right at home exploring the unexplored paths, listening to the grass sway back and forth, the birds calling out... and usually a dog barking off in the distance since our trails and paths are vast and allow for dog parks everywhere. 🐶
The best kind of therapy is a drive out to Kananaskis, boots full of snow, pack of snacks and many belly laughs. And like, look at this precious little ice fishing tent in the middle of a lake. S’cute. •