Vimy Mountain by Vickie Emms

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Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada
Canon EOS Rebel T4i; 18-200mm lens
3 combined shot HDR in Dynamic Photo HDR







Vimy Peak is the front range mountain standing east of the townsite in Waterton National Park. Vimy Ridge stretches for three km to the southeast of the peak. The mountain was originally known as both Sheep Mountain and Goat Mountain until it was renamed in 1917.

On Easter Monday in that year, four divisions of the Canadian Army attacked and held the most heavily defended German position on the western front during this point in the First World War. The French and British had both attempted to take Vimy Ridge and both had failed at tremendous cost, the French alone having lost 150,000 men. On this occasion, the Canadians went over the top at dawn and captured the ridge by noon, establishing new positions on the top of the Ridge as well as, some say, a new image of Canada to the world and in the eyes of the Canadian people themselves. It remains one of the proudest days in Canadian military history and a mountain in such a prominent location is a fitting tribute.

Vimy Peak is at the northwestern end of Vimy Ridge. The southeastern end of the ridge is actually higher than Vimy Peak.

Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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Comments

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 2 years ago

    This is an awesome image hon. Stunning colours and gorgeous reflection. fave

  • thank you hon, I have been practicing the 3 shot exposures and doing HDR the proper way. I like it.

    – Vickie Emms

  • thanks also for the fave
    xx

    – Vickie Emms

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 2 years ago

    such lovely reflection… great symmetry ..


    6th Sep 2012

  • many thanks Maria

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • thanks Larry

    – Vickie Emms

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    B E A U T I F U L

  • thank you Lori
    xx

    – Vickie Emms

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • thank you Audrey

    – Vickie Emms

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 2 years ago

    An instant fav Vickie. I love it.

  • thank you Al, that’s awesome

    – Vickie Emms

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

  • thank you Kathy, this is fantastic!!

    – Vickie Emms

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image and reflections Vickie!!!

  • many thanks Deb

    – Vickie Emms

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful image – Love it xx

  • thanks so much Gail

    – Vickie Emms

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