View Full Version : Canmore Nordic Centre

02-25-2010, 11:52 PM
Olympics inspired me to drive out to Canmore today, site of the 1988 Olympic Nordic events. The site is now a provincial park and the cross country tracks are neatly groomed. It was a beautiful cloudy day, few skiers around and the snow is melting. Hence the ice formation where the skier was herringboning is visible as a reflection, as is the ski track.
I think the mountain might be called Mt. Lady Macdonald, named after the wife of the first prime minister of Canada who traveled through the Rockies by train in 1886.
I decided to bracket my exposures and usually found the smallest aperture or fastest shots were the best. Not much to the processing, a levels adjustment on the darker areas, and I tried a cooling filter effect to bring out the sky and clouds, which I preferred.
The weather can change very quickly in the mountains and when I left to go to another location a storm blew up and it started to snow lightly. Temperature seemed to drop 10 in a few minutes. Light flattened out too.



02-26-2010, 06:15 AM
nice shots

02-26-2010, 06:44 AM
Loving the skier shot Mike! :)
Bang on snow exposure and composition...IMO.

02-26-2010, 09:14 AM
Yup very interesting skier shot :highfive:

02-26-2010, 09:14 AM
I would be pleased with both of these shots! well done.

02-27-2010, 01:03 PM
Both shots are good - but I like especially the first one.

02-27-2010, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the comments.
There was an interesting photo exhibit in Canmore at the Public Library. Among other excellent photos, there were two pictures of water and snow printed on silk, then cross-stitched or crocheted (I'm not sure which) with shiny thread where the water was visible. Made for a nice effect. Wish I had taken a picture to show here.

02-27-2010, 01:28 PM
Love the skier shot, mbrager!