After a successful sunrise shoot last week the good weather stayed with us though the weekend and provided an equally successful sunset shoot this week. I set out yesterday for one of my favourite spots on lower kananaskis lake and was not disappointed with the outcome.
It takes about 90 minutes to drive to the location from my home in Cochrane, but it is worth every second of the three hour round trip. There is something magical about sunset in kananaskis, even more so when the wind falls away and the huge lake flattens out to create a perfect mirror. Across the lake the mountain summits of the opal range puncture the sky in unison catching the very last light of the day.
An ND graduated filter makes balancing the light much easier, and combined with an aperture of f/11 helps lengthen the shutter speed to 1/6 sec, further softening the glass like surface of the lake.
As regular visitors to the site will already have noticed, I also shot a nice new header for the home page and the blog to keep things fresh. To that end I changed the picture icons I use on the front page too and added a couple more shots to the portfolio page.
It was nice to 'bookend' the weekend with successful sunrise and sunset shoots, so often these things promise much and deliver little, but not this week.
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