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jroovers
07/07/2013, 01:21 PM
Some photos from a recent family vacation.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/9230112817_f9f8a78899_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230112817/)
Mount Rundle Rainbow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230112817/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9230158699_cda2ef2762_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230158699/)
Lake Louise Boathouse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230158699/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/9230174091_aeec663a0d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230174091/)
Lake Louise Shoreline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230174091/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/9232974038_fc991d4ff7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9232974038/)
Lake Louise (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9232974038/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/9232991582_5edd9341c7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9232991582/)
Mom and Cubs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9232991582/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/9233014240_ee78470ab0_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233014240/)
Elk Cow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233014240/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/9230252561_61638e1920_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230252561/)
Patricia Lake Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230252561/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/9230272763_309bed3f52_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230272763/)
Patricia Lake Reflection (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230272763/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

aquanooby
07/07/2013, 01:24 PM
Just wow

Fishmommy
07/07/2013, 01:25 PM
Nice.
Hubby and I spent our honeymoon there - one week in Banff and one in Jasper.

jroovers
07/07/2013, 01:26 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/9233066602_457ddc9801_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233066602/)
Shoreline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233066602/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/9230312449_8af2e002b9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230312449/)
Maligne Canyon First Bridge Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230312449/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/9233109236_f8ab5b9e18_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233109236/)
Stump in Lake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233109236/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2811/9233127374_e5e23201f1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233127374/)
Jasper Grizzly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233127374/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/9230389677_e419760f01_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230389677/)
Edith Cavell Glacier and Pond (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230389677/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5327/9230408633_6e3359b22d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230408633/)
Cavell Lake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230408633/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/9230424449_5384ec940e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230424449/)
Young Black Bear (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9230424449/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3807/9233639392_fc573ccb78_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233639392/)
Clark's Nutcracker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9233639392/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

Fishmommy
07/07/2013, 01:28 PM
did you visit the golf course to see the elk? LOL. That's where they all hung out 17 years ago when we were there.

jroovers
07/07/2013, 01:33 PM
Just wow

Thanks

Nice.
Hubby and I spent our honeymoon there - one week in Banff and one in Jasper.

Sounds like a good honeymoon! This was our first trip with our son, who is 10 months old, different trip that is for sure, but fun. We spent 3 nights in Banff, 1 night in Lake Louise, and 3 nights in Jasper before spending 1 night in Edmonton before flying home. Could have easily spent a week, if not two, in Jasper alone. We barely made it into Banff, the highway washed out a few hours after we drove through Canmore and all the roads and trails were closed while we were in Banff. The flooding was honestly incredible.

did you visit the golf course to see the elk? LOL. That's where they all hung out 17 years ago when we were there.

That elk was on the drive to Patricia and Pyramid Lakes. We did go to the golf course though at Jasper Lodge to have a drink on the patio, we didn't see any elk, but there were lots of signs up warning that elk were calving in the area, and stay clear, as mom can be protective.

JaYbIrD1969
07/07/2013, 02:35 PM
Spectacular! I really need to go there. Thanks for sharing!

plantastic
07/08/2013, 08:00 AM
Very nice! Solid set of pics. The "Patricia Lake Sunset", and "Stump in Lake", are the ones I would print BIG and hang on my wall.

Love 'em jroovers!

jroovers
07/08/2013, 09:56 AM
Very nice! Solid set of pics. The "Patricia Lake Sunset", and "Stump in Lake", are the ones I would print BIG and hang on my wall.

Love 'em jroovers!

Thanks for the compliment!

As for the pictures, we are going to get one or two printed or put on canvas to hang... however, my wife makes those decisions lol, pretty much unilaterally (and I'm more than ok with that).

Allmost
07/08/2013, 10:08 AM
some truly amazing pictures ! well done.

if you dont mind, would you post the settings you took some of the scenery pictures with ? the ones of the lake and the mountain I mean mostly. thanks :)

Misled
07/08/2013, 07:25 PM
Very well done Jordan.

JaYbIrD1969
07/08/2013, 08:39 PM
My friend Curtis got this wonderful image of Moraine Lake up in that area. Feel free to browse his site. His work is as good as you will see anywhere.

http://curtismix.smugmug.com/Travel/Canadian-rockies/9065335_MKT2J9#!i=1020663168&k=ZBGH8WQ&lb=1&s=XL

jroovers
07/08/2013, 09:00 PM
some truly amazing pictures ! well done.

if you dont mind, would you post the settings you took some of the scenery pictures with ? the ones of the lake and the mountain I mean mostly. thanks :)

The setting vary from shot to shot. I think most of the landscape shots I took were with my Canon 10-22. The larger landscape photos that are longer than standard have been merged using two or more photos, which allows capturing a wide perspective and more detail than a single shot. The Lake Louise Shoreline shot is actually three exposures I've bracketed and stacked onto each other to show more detail in the sky and shadow areas. The waterfall picture was a single exposure taken with a neutral density filter and longer exposure to soften the water. Probably the easiest way to see the settings on each shot is to click on one of the images, follow it through to Flickr, and if you look in the bottom right corner of the shot information, there is a "Additional Information" tab - click the "shore more" link beside that, and all the shot settings will pop up. It isn't as obvious as it was before they revamped the site. Let me know if this is specific enough, otherwise I'd be happy to share more details.

Very well done Jordan.

Thanks!

My friend Curtis got this wonderful image of Moraine Lake up in that area. Feel free to browse his site. His work is as good as you will see anywhere.

http://curtismix.smugmug.com/Travel/Canadian-rockies/9065335_MKT2J9#!i=1020663168&k=ZBGH8WQ&lb=1&s=XL

Wow, there are some amazing shots there, especially some nice elk shots. I'd love to go to Jasper in the fall, looks like he has lots of fall shots, less crowds and more vivid colours. I'd like to go back anytime regardless, beautiful spot, with scenery like that it is hard to take a bad photo really.

JaYbIrD1969
07/09/2013, 05:01 AM
He's one of those guys who has all the equipment the rest of us drool over. And all he does is put miles on his vehicle looking for "The Shot" He is a master at HDR and has a very good handle on where to be and when for the ultimate shot. Not sure if you found the main menu to all his gallaries...
http://curtismix.smugmug.com/Nature

jroovers
07/09/2013, 07:04 AM
He's one of those guys who has all the equipment the rest of us drool over. And all he does is put miles on his vehicle looking for "The Shot" He is a master at HDR and has a very good handle on where to be and when for the ultimate shot. Not sure if you found the main menu to all his gallaries...
http://curtismix.smugmug.com/Nature

There is quite the collection of images there! As we know The equipment is only one part of it... The technique, dedication, timing and a bit of luck are also needed. The moraine lake shot looks HDRish, but not over cooked as they so often do.

JaYbIrD1969
07/09/2013, 07:46 AM
The amazing thing about Curtis is he is severly color blind LOL. I used to sit with him as he edited his photos. We went on a lot of shoots together so we'd come home with identicle shots of almost everything (Of coarse his were head and shoulders above mine) but we would always get together for editing, he'd help me with the tech side and id help him with color. LOL. Then I moved away :(

His ability to visualize, execute and edit bracketed images is very special. Something I'd love to spend more time with. Yes the Moraine lake is a bracketed image.

IslandCrow
07/09/2013, 12:12 PM
Spectacular shots, Jordan! Just beautiful compositions. I really need to get up to those areas someday.

Allmost
07/09/2013, 12:14 PM
ohhhh I see it now on flickr, thank you :)

jroovers
07/09/2013, 12:26 PM
ohhhh I see it now on flickr, thank you :)

It's not as obvious as it used to be, that is for sure

IPT
07/12/2013, 02:25 AM
man, you had great luck with the bears! Nice images, makes me want to go back. It's so spectacular.

jroovers
07/13/2013, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, appreciated.

man, you had great luck with the bears! Nice images, makes me want to go back. It's so spectacular.

Yes, great luck with the bears indeed. I didn't get out at all in the early morning or evenings to go seeking out wildlife specifically due to the challenges of travelling with an infant, so all in all incredibly lucky. Seeing a wild grizzly for the first time was a bit unexpected, and an experience I'll never forget. There must be lots of bears up your way? Here are a couple more bear shots:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/9274510895_260003035e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9274510895/)
Mom and Cubs 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9274510895/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/9277311914_d7ed242d9c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9277311914/)
Jasper Grizzly 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9277311914/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/9274540149_602e6e9328_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9274540149/)
Jasper Grizzly 3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanroovers/9274540149/) by UpOnTheRoof (http://www.flickr.com/people/jordanroovers/), on Flickr

Misled
07/13/2013, 09:28 AM
Those bear shots are excellent Jordan!!!! Great stuff!!!!!

noy
07/13/2013, 09:38 AM
amazing!

MondoBongo
07/17/2013, 01:38 PM
fantastic photography work, and hands down some of the most spectacular scenery i have ever seen!

_Aaron_
07/18/2013, 03:15 PM
Wow, spectacular. Love the Bears!

jroovers
07/19/2013, 09:16 AM
Thanks guys, appreciated. I can't wait to get back already, it really is a spectacular area.