Mossy Flow

I took the day off work on Wednesday and used my time to drive out to the mountains for a bit of a photo excursion. On the recommendation from a co-worker, I made my way to Grassi Lakes which is just around the corner from the Canmore Nordic Centre where all the cross-country skiing events were held during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. After a short hike, I reached the two small lakes, and the colour was just amazing. Both mountain lakes shone with a rich blue/green hue…it really was beautiful. However, what I really wanted to shoot was the waterfall just slightly downstream from these lakes…so I made my way down to where I could hear running water found exactly what I was looking for. Water tumbled down a steep cliff face and cascaded around old fallen logs and mossy rocks. Jackpot.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 4.5, ISO 100

Scott - May 13, 2011 - 7:21 am

Really enjoying the vibrant color

Chris Nitz - May 13, 2011 - 7:22 am

Great color and I really like the lighting on this. Splendid work Heath!

Scott Ackerman - May 13, 2011 - 7:24 am

Heath, this is close to being my favorite shot from you. You’ve had so many good ones it’s tough to pick just one, but this one is most excellent!

Chris DeAngelis - May 13, 2011 - 7:32 am

Wow Heath! That is unbelievable! The silky water against the saturated moss is just amazing! Great work!

Brian Furbush - May 13, 2011 - 7:49 am

This absolutely rocks man – colors pop nicely, beautiful smooth flow with the waterfall…everything works well.

Hans - May 13, 2011 - 7:55 am

Wonderful long exposure! Love the bright water against the moss.

David LaSpina - May 13, 2011 - 8:01 am

Great job with that water!

Jim Nix - May 13, 2011 - 8:09 am

that’s just beautiful Heath, great shot!

Jesse Pafundi - May 13, 2011 - 8:10 am

Okay. This is awesome. The balance of light/shadows and vibrant green moss is spectacular.

Jason Hines - May 13, 2011 - 8:39 am

I agree with Jesee… Great balance in this image.

John Manuel - May 13, 2011 - 9:46 am

Now we know what you do when you tweet that you’re headed out the mountains 🙂 Great shot, I like the soft water and the brilliant green moss.

Curt Fleenor - May 13, 2011 - 11:25 am

This is a great image Heath!

Matty - May 13, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Amazing capture, Heath! The contrast in this shot is stellar!

Kristi Hines - May 13, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Looks like a jackpot shot indeed!

Michael Tuuk - May 14, 2011 - 12:15 am

Very nice!

Ben Tucker - May 15, 2011 - 9:41 am

Awesome shot! love the milky water!

Justin - May 16, 2011 - 8:51 am

Sorry Heath for the delay, I’m just catching up after being in the desert for the weekend. This is a beauty. I love how the shadows play with the light. Very nice!

Jerry Denham - May 16, 2011 - 10:08 am

Jackpot is right! Great shot Heath.