Athabasca Glacier

Paul Tupman

Melbourne, United Kingdom

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Athabascar Glacier, Icefields National Park, Alberta, Canada.
March 2008

Taken on our road trip through the Rocky Mountains in March this year, we were already falling behind on this day, losing time after so many great stops and photo opportunities along the way through the Icefields National Park onto our next destination of Pocahontas, just outside of Japser. We had agreed that we would have to limit our stops to reach our destination before sunset, but when we turned a corner and saw this, we couldn’t resist!

A foolish decision to save time, we decided not to go through the usual process of jumping out of the car and putting on our many layers of warm clothes, hats and gloves… this would just be a quick stop.

Big mistake!

This place was cold… this place was very cold… this place was fer-fer-fer-freezing!

Not only that, but the best shooting point was actually a short run down the road… it would have been a walk had it not been so cold!

Destination reached, we set about shooting, fingers shaking, body temperatures dropping… it wasn’t long before we couldn’t stand any more and headed back to the car… ran back to the car! Claire even getting hysterical with laughter during the process – as they say, we could but only laugh!

Anyway, lesson learned! We had been so careful before and always been appropriately dressed… this wouldn’t happen again!

Glad to have got at least one shot from the experience!

www.tupmanphotography.co.uk

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