Mountain Paradise, As Seen From A Log Chalet

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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I’ve stayed in some magnificent hotels around the world, but I don’t think I’ve ever had quite this sort of view before. This was shot at Fox Creek B&B in the Yukon, on 27 August 2008.

The owners, Joe and Linda, spent part of that evening telling me how they chose this spot for their dream hotel – and of some of the hurdles they overcame with the terrain, in order to turn that dream into a reality.

More to the point, the place embraces the surroundings, rather than competing with the land or overwhelming what grows on it. That was all part of Joe and Linda’s grand plan – and the building grew out of the simple notion that their lodge would complement the area.

The log chalet is superb, and their hospitality is such that I would travel all the way back there again. When I composed this shot, I deliberately chose depth of field to emphasise the timber construction as a contrast with the view of meadows, river and snowy peaks.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/180 sec, ISO 200, focal length 125mm.

Canada08-Fox Creek – 7717

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