Red Rock Canyon, Lost Horse & Pass Creek

Driving up to Red Rock is one thing, stopping to explore is another. There are so many places to stop on the way up that it can take an entire day to get up to Red Rock.

A stop heading to Red Rock Canyon
Lost Horse Creek

I have a few favorite places to stop. Some can be busy but if you go a few feet from the road you will seldom see another person. Each place also has its own features that makes it unique.

On the way to Red Rock the scenery is amazing

One of my favorite stops is Lost Horse Creek. It is a mini Red Rock Canyon without the people. Hundreds of people stop there everyday but few get out of their cars. It it is sheltered and very quiet.

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Red Rock Canyon – After the fire

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I wanted to get up to Red Rock Canyon as it finally opened to vehicles for the first time since the fires of 2017. So on the day it opened I was off to explore.

I can truly say it is as amazing as ever it just looks different since the fire. Things are really growing and lots of animals. I was fortunate as there where not a lot of people that were up there. You could tell that many were waiting for it to open and some had no idea what it was suppose to look like. After about an hour I had enough of the people and had to go someplace that people never stop. So I went down the road a few kilometers and found a secluded spot to pull off and have lunch. Yes most of the larger trees are gone but there is so much else to see and experience!!!!

If your going…

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Jensen Reservoir a day trip

Took the White Turtle II out for a road trip to do some photography and enjoy the day at Jensen Reservoir. It was a breezy day but in southern Alberta that is not unheard of! Was a nice day for a drive and to do some pictures. Also gave me a chance to test some …

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A productive drive

Went on a drive the other day and it turned out to be a very productive drive!! A friend was telling me about a pond he found. I went for a drive and was not impressed at the birds there till I was just about ready to leave. In the past I have driven for …

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Harvest moon

Shine on Harvest moon……

The harvest moon is one of my least favorite full moons, it means that the warm weather is coming to an end. But with the nice weather I still went out and did some pictures of it last night. I first planned my shoot using The Photographer’s Ephemeris to see where the moon would rise. For some reason it was way off and I ended up in an area that did not work. Not a big deal as the clouds were covering the first part of the rise so I relocated to get the moon as it was coming out of the low clouds.

I have shot a lot of full moons and I get bored with the same old shots. So I knew that I wanted to play with this moon in a different way.

The first shot that I wanted to do would not work without some help from editing. I wanted to do a shot of the moon rising over a local grain terminal. I also wanted it to be a grainy shot, more like a painting then a photograph. So I shot the elevators 10 minutes before the moon rise. Then I shot the moon as it came up and put them together. I use to do this type of shot years ago with film and it was a pain!! With digital it is so much easier.

Harvest moon and elevators

The next set of shots I did not plan out. I wanted something out of the ordinary with the moon. After relocating to a second location I found what I wanted. I call these shots building a full moon as the moon was not completely full at this time. Plus it looks like a construction site.

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On the hunt

I was in Waterton on the hunt for some birds. So far the day was pretty productive but there was still a lot of daylight remaining and I wanted to get some more pictures. I decided that I would stop at one of my favorite spots. Maskinonge is located just outside the Waterton Park gates …

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