Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mountain Shack Off Glacier Express Lift

Here's another mountain shot I took on my recent trip to Whistler.  My previous shots have been in black and white, so I thought I should mix it up a little with this color one (although I do have a couple more black and whites to put out).  This shot is basically what you see when you get off the "Glacier Express" chairlift and then hang a left.  If you look here, you can check out their trail map.  Glacier Express is on the far left side of the left mountain which is Blackcomb Mountain.  I found that I had the best skiing over in this area BTW.  I'm not sure what the shack is for but it added a nice element to the shot.

I like the overall look of this shot, but it really doesn't follow a lot of the rules of photography, i.e., leading lines, rule of thirds, etc.  But, I like how you see how the sunlight illuminates the snow and rocks in the foreground and yet the background is dark due to the clouds in the valley over the village.  That sums up the weather during most of our trip.  Sunny at the top, yet cloudy and dark down below.

6 comments:

  1. Nice scene Evan, I like how you got the shack in there

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  2. I concur with the other Mike -- the shack and the way its color contrasts with everything else (brown vs the gray/blue) is cool.

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  3. Thanks Mike! Yeah, it turned out quite nice.

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  4. i love the canadian rockies. haven't made it to whistler yet, and have never been to canada in the winter. just checking out your photos is making me want to find my passport now, and book a trip. thanks for sharing these pics.

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  5. You're welcome Kathy! If you do decide to go, break out your checkbook! One of the locals there told us that BC does not stand for British Columbia, it stands for "Bring Cash"! All kidding aside, it is a beautiful place and you should check it out. Thanks!

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