Reflecting in the Rockies

The Rockies are the perfect place for reflection and these photos give us a lot to reflect on.

Still Life: Winter is Back

Winter is back and in his latest photo collection, Brian Van Tighem takes us to one of the most idyllic locations in the mountains: a backcountry cabin quietly nestled in a snowy forest. We’re always up for a big ski, crackling fire, candlelit cabin and pot of tea far away from civilization. – Highline Get out your skis, snowboards, splitboards,…

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Still Life: Jasper in June

This is a collection of photos taken in Jasper National Park, around Patricia Lake and along the Athabasca River. Spring this year in Jasper had a beautiful start with sunshine and clear skies before the inevitable June rain arrived. Flora and fauna sprouted up with the sunshine and welcomed the rain. The rivers and lakes swelled with spring runoff, but…

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Welcoming the Sun

The crocus stays close to the ground on sunny hillsides and slopes, often shrouded in the safety of larger plants. Keeping a warm coat of fur helps the crocus stave off the cold of brisk spring mornings. It is swift to show its spring colours after the snow has melted away. One commonality both crocuses and mountain people share is indicative of…

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Winter Weekend Traffic

When you think of landscape photos in the Rockies, you’re probably not inclined to think of the image of traffic roaring through on the highway. But if you’re looking for it, beauty can often be found in unexpected places. This photograph shows the pace of traffic through the Bow Valley on a cold Sunday evening in winter as weekend crowds…

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Snow and Cloud: How to Shoot Photos in Shrouded Conditions

I’ve always had an affinity for days of snow, cloud and shrouded visibility. The mountains disappear behind a curtain of grey, and sounds are stilled and silenced by the muffling fog. This collection of photographs was taken during a snowy morning along the Hoodoo Trail in Banff National Park. These days can be either a curse or a blessing for a…

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Up Close at Lake Minnewanka

It’s the small things in life that matter. Pro photographer Brian Van Tighem gets up close and personal at Lake Minnewanka.  -Highline

Focussed on the Flathead River Valley

The Flathead River Valley has been a topic of much discussion over the last while throughout Alberta, British Columbia, as well as the United States. Environmentalists, ranchers, and outdoorsmen fight for the permanent protection of this piece of the Crown of the Continent, which has been called one of the most biologically important places on the planet. While protection hasn’t…

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Finding the Western Wood Lily

As the weather turns cold and we may just have to admit that summer is really over (but it’s only October!), we thought we would leave you with one last memory of summer, the bright and fresh beauty of the Western Wood Lily. – Highline I remember clearly the first time I saw a Western Wood Lily. It was perhaps…

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