Sunset at Upper Kananaskis Lake

These photos are of a sunset on Upper Kananaskis Lake in Kananaskis Country looking roughly northwest from the southeast shore. These were my first real shots using my new filters and I kind of botched both of them.

30 seconds, f/10, ISO100, 18mm, two ND8s and a GND4 filter I believe.

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 6 seconds, f/10, ISO100, 18mm, One ND8 and GND4 filter I believe.

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Sarrail Falls, Upper Kananaskis Lake Alberta 2 of 2

I recently went camping in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. While I was there I took some pictures and I thought I’d share them over a few posts as I get them processed; this is the second of those posts. This is also the second half of the Sarrail falls pictures. The first half can be found here.

These photos were taken above the main falls. If you want to go here you leave the trail and climb up the banks next to the falls. It’s very nice up there, but depending on recent weather it could be very unsafe to do so, or gross. As it happens it was quite mucky and nasty while I was there. I decided to do it anyways because darn if exploring isn’t worth muddy feet… hands… pants… shirt… and camera bag.

If you do decide to go, try not to step on the moss or small plants; use the roots, rocks, and dirt to prevent killing the moss which makes this place so nice.

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Sarrail Falls, Upper Kananaskis Lake Alberta 1 of 2

I recently went camping in Kananaskis Country, Alberta (specifically Peter Lougheed Provincial Park). While I was there I took some pictures and I thought I’d share them over a few posts as I get them processed.

I’m going to start with these photos of the lower section of Sarrail falls on the South side of the Upper Kananaskis Lake. These falls are a short walk, maybe 20 minutes from the southwest end of the upper lake parking lot. The trail is well maintained (obviously there is a bridge!) and the vegetation all along is lush and there are many little brooks or trickles you can easily step over. These views are from either on, or just off the trail towards the lake. No getting dirty or wet for these ones.sarrail-falls-kananaskis-alberta 1.jpgnew-sarrail-crop (1).jpgsarrail-falls-kananaskis-alberta 3.jpg

Thanks to Chris Niccolls of The Camera Store in Calgary for his help while purchasing the filters that made these, my first ND filtered photos possible.

If you would like to improve your photography skills Edmonton Photography Classes offered by The Canadian Photography Learning Centre (The CPLC) are excellent.