This week’s photo is of one of my favourite peaks in the Rockies, Mt. Chephren. If you’ve driven up the Icefields Parkway, I’m sure you’ve no doubt seen and noticed this impressive peak towering high above Waterfowl Lakes. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something about it that keeps calling me back to try and get a better shot. Perhaps it’s because, despite many attempts, a great sunrise has been so elusive for me to capture here!
One day last week I ventured out well before the crack of dawn, leaving Calgary at 4:00 am to put myself in front the peak in time for sunrise. There was a specific spot I was looking for that I hadn’t visited before but based on some searching on Google Earth, I had a pretty good idea where I was going. As I snowshoed in along the river, I was relieved to see that I had found the location, and very impressed with the view! While the sunrise didn’t really happen for me, I was still able to come away with a few nice images and really enjoyed the couple hours I spent shooting there. For this image, I opted to go black and white due to the lack of colour in the scene, and then add a bit of a warm tone to it.