Athabaska Gorge

George Cousins

North Saanich,British Columbia, Canada

Artist's Description

Searching for “different” views of the world-famous Athabaska Falls in Jasper National Park, Alberta,Canada. The folks at Parks Canada have constructed a way to get down through the rocks of the gorge walls and find some interesting scenes, where the river forces it’s way through the rock strata. They call the way the “Fifty-Nine Steps” and at the bottom we found ourselves immersed in the echoing thunder of the falls,sudden gusts of wind, and a constant bath of mist. Keeping the cameras under cover with lens caps on until the last minute made for some fast and furious composition, and frequent lens cleaning. Careful footwork is essential because the mists keep any rock surface very slippery, and a tumble into the raging gorge is to be avoided if one wishes to survive. Nobody has!

Early September 2009, Fuji S100FS camera.

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