Out shooting in kananaskis with a friend earlier this week, having a great day chasing the light between dense cloud formations. The weather was predicted to be sunny with scattered snow showers, we certainly got the snow showers but not much of the sun, as is often the way with mountain weather at this time of year.
We parked by the boat ramp on upper kananaskis lake and walked the shoreline from south to north. We spent quite some time chatting whilst waiting around for the light to break through the cloud at locations we had selected, making for a really enjoyable and relaxing day overall.
As we hiked back toward the car park at the end of the day, another heavy snow shower passed by and a burst of sunlight managed to break through the thick cloud layers. The light struck the side of Mt Putnik far beyond the western edge of the lake just moments after we had passed a small island with bare trees protruding from the stunted vegetation below.
I quickly opened the rucksack and grabbed my 5D IV and 70-200mm lens and ran back along the trail to put the trees between me and the illuminated mountainside. The harsh contrast of light and dark in the centre of the frame and surrounding cloud dulling the skies made for a wonderful opportunistic image which became my favourite from the day and certainly worth sharing on the blog.
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