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

Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Road Map , Terrain , Satellite

© Brendan Schoon, All rights reserved!

Background Information:
This picture is taken near Athabasca Falls . Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park is just 23 metres high. However, it is not known for its height. Instead it is known for the force of the falling water due to the quantity of water flowing. Even on a cold morning in the fall, copious amounts of water flow over the falls. A layer of hard quartzite has allowed the falls to cut into the softer limestone below carving the short gorge and a number of potholes. White water rafting often starts below the falls to travel downstream on the Athabasca River to Jasper, Alberta.

It is a class 5 waterfall, with a drop of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18 m).

Pointing Rock
Pointing Rock by Brendan Schoon

Athabasca Falls
Athabasca Falls by Brendan Schoon

Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake by Brendan Schoon

Sunset in Tofino
Sunset in Tofino by Brendan Schoon

Purden Lake
Purden Lake by Brendan Schoon


alberta, athabasca, canada, jasper, landscape, national park, nature, pebbles, river, waterfall

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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  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 6 years ago

    Great work Brendan and I don’t think you’ll ever hear me complaining about a lack of foreground interest in YOUR shots!! You are one of the lucky ones who have a natural eye for what makes a good photo. Peter

  • Thank you very much, Peter! I really appreciate your kindness. And I am very happy to be one of those lucky ones. Most of time when I’m at a location I first look for a good composition. This is not always working because sometimes a fast taken shot without thinking is much better. Brendan

    – Brendan Schoon

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 6 years ago

    Brendan,this capture is fabulous!Splendid work!

  • DaveU
    DaveUalmost 6 years ago

    Almost perfect. Better for me wih a slightly higher viewpoint so the large rock does’nt project above the horizon though.

  • Hi Dave, thank you so much for your supporting comment. I always like to hear how I can improve my pictures!! Much appreciated. The reason why I placed this rock above the horizon is because of the blue sky. The rock is pointing in the direction of the blue sky! Maybe a slightly higher viewpoint would have been much better but who knows!! Thanks again for you constructive criticism. Brendan

    – Brendan Schoon

  • DaveU
    DaveUalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Brendan … I see your point about the rock …. thanks for explaining the reason behind the composition.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful composition .. is this down on the beach part there down the steps" … I just sat there forever enjoying the view ..

  • Yup down the steps, and then walk on the stony beach! I made a whole series photographs there, this was the best. There was a group people on the beach and they kept walking in front of my camera, it was very annoying. Couldn’t work very relaxt! lol

    – Brendan Schoon

  • blondiegirl
    blondiegirlalmost 6 years ago

    beautifully captured!! Very well done Brendan.

  • Katagram
    Katagramalmost 6 years ago

    WOW Brendan, this is very cool..Actually, looks like it could get down right cold once the storm blows through. thanks for taking us here !

  • simba
    simbaalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful scene.

  • Gormaymax
    Gormaymaxalmost 6 years ago

    Nice shot PD … you just can’t beat rocks in the foreground and a good sky.

  • LindaMcCarthy
    LindaMcCarthyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautifully composed! Excellent work.

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