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Equipment used:
Nikon D70s
Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
B&W 62mm Circular Polarisation

Location:
#93 Vista Point, Kootenay National Park, British Colombia, Canada

Map:
Road Map , Terrain , Satellite

Copyright:
© Brendan Schoon , All rights reserved.

Background Information:
Kootenay National Park is located in southeastern British Columbia Canada covering 1,406 km² (543 mi²) in the Canadian Rockies and forms part of a World Heritage Site. The park ranges in elevation from 918 metres (3,011’) at the south-west park entrance to 3,424 metres (11,235’) at Deltaform Mountain. Kootenay forms one of the four contiguous mountain parks in the Canadian Rockies; the other three being Banff National Park directly to the east, Yoho National Park directly to the north and Jasper National Park which does not share a boundary with Kootenay National Park. Initially called “Kootenay Dominion Park”, the park was created in 1920 as part of an agreement between the province of British Columbia and the Canadian federal government to build a highway in exchange for title (property) to a strip of land on either side of the route. A strip of land 8 km. wide on each side of the newly constructed 94 km. Banff-Windermere Highway was set aside as a national park.

While the park is open all year, the major tourist season lasts from June to September. Most campgrounds are open from early May to late September while limited winter camping is available only at the Dolly Varden campground.

The park takes its name from the Kootenay River, one of the two major rivers which flow through the park, the other being the Vermillion River. While the Vermillion River is completely contained within the park, the Kootenay River has its headwaters just outside of the park boundary, flows through the park into the Rocky Mountain Trench, eventually joining the Columbia River. The Banff-Windermere Highway, #93 follows the path of both rivers through the park.



Kootenay National Park
Kootenay National Park by Brendan Schoon

Kootenay National Park Panoramic View
Kootenay National Park Panoramic View by Brendan Schoon

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national, park, road, travel, nature, river, canada, hiking, multi, point, beautiful, british, vista, beetle, wonderful, colored, colombia, 93, kootenay, mountain, landscape

I’m mainly a landscape photographer and take my camera with me on every trip. Though I’m still a learner/amateur-photographer I won several challenges and sold many works at several sites to different people all over the world.

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Comments

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 6 years ago

    Very nice scene, well photographed with great attention paid to foreground interest. And oh boy, what a great sky! Peter

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely, what a great painting this would make as well.

  • Lindsay Woolnough (Oram)
    Lindsay Woolno...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Good comp and dof

  • ChrisCrabb
    ChrisCrabbover 5 years ago

    Nice composition in this photo,very 3D :-)

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 5 years ago

    There’s something very satisfying in this shot, Brendan. The way the line of flower heads leads into a vanishing point with the mountains. The small and delicate morroring the magnificent. Great depth of field. Love it!

  • Szamuch
    Szamuchalmost 5 years ago

    captivating

  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition Brendan with the lines of the landforms converging in the middle of the left hand side. And beautiful colours. I love it!

  • BronReid
    BronReidabout 4 years ago

    idyllic view, superbly done. Bron

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3about 4 years ago

    I love the way the flowers are on a diagonal here.
    Very scenic, beautiful.

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