Mt. Assiniboine Bids Farewell to Another Day

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    Sometimes I look at a scene and imagine the variety of weather conditions that took place in this very spot. From howling storms to blinding white on a sunny winter day, gray drizzle that smells divine, low clouds hiding the peaks, blazing skies at sunrise, or just a whiff of color at sunset. This is what was there on September 13th at 7:52:19 PM.

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    1. andysj531 53 months ago | reply


    2. PHOTOROTA 53 months ago | reply

      Straightforward this is awesome performance from you.
      Beautiful style.

    3. saden*** 50 months ago | reply


    4. koaflashboy 42 months ago | reply

      Excellent perspective on Assiniboine - IMO the most beautiful peak in North America and quite high on my list - thanks for sharing this shot!

    5. goobersmyn 42 months ago | reply

      Marc; It seems like a long time since I checked into flckr and updated my photo favourites.
      1 more great shot from Mr. Shandro. When I look at your Rocky Mountain Pics they often take me back in time. Myself and a couple of old coal miners from Canmore used to ride our old bikes up to Spray lake and hike the old fire road to Marvel lake then up over the pass and up the hill to the lodge at assinaboine. We'd stay in the Nasset Cabins to the south of the lodge for 2 bucks a night each, first come firt served, no one turned away from a spot on the floor. Rested up we would head on up to Sunburst and Cerulean lakes looking for cutthroat trout on the fly..
      I hate to date myself so badly but the last trip in like that was 26 years ago August.. Marvel was closed when we got there due to a problem with griz in the valley so we moved on over to Gog, Magog, Sunburst and Curulean. I wanted badly to fish Sunburst but when we got there it was closed as well for a "fishing rest". Cerulean was open though and the action was hot so all was not lost. The beauty surrounding us all the way up from Spray would sometimes take me to my knees. I read one of your comments that described it as being "Godsmacked" ; nothing could be any clearer than that comment. I'm going to dig around and find a photo I took of us at the closed sign at Sunburst all those years ago.
      These days my lady and I spend our time with 3-8 mile hikes in the Red Rock country of southeast Utah and the Grand Staircase of the Escalante. Now I can say to folks, "Want to get Godsmacked", come along with us.... Thanks again Marc, and keep the photos coming.

      Chuck Collet, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

    6. Marc Shandro 42 months ago | reply

      Hello again Chuck! Thank you for reaching out and sharing a wonderful story of your time spent in this magical place years ago. This place is steeped in the stories of many visitors over the ages. Perhaps your fishing story has echoes of some Stoney people doing the same thing several hundred years ago. All the best! - Marc

    7. Jan Zwilling _ Paradise Found 42 months ago | reply

      I found this photograph only some days ago, although I checked out the newer posts of your stream regularly. When I saw it I just sat here for a minute and grasped, so much detail, so much atmosphere and such beautful light. Commenting on a 2 year old photo with more thatn 150 comments seemed pointless, but your answer for the last comment encouraged me to do so! So here I am with deepest respect for this capture - it's as if heaven would fit into roughly a million pixels.

    8. Marc Shandro 42 months ago | reply

      Hi Jan,
      Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on this view! We spent the entire afternoon wandering around this "hill" called "The Nub" which has delightful 360 degree views from the top. If we were here about 2 weeks later we would have seen the larch trees in their glorious golden color. Perhaps someday you will spend an afternoon enjoying "The Nub"!
      Regards, Marc

    9. mariarn23 42 months ago | reply

      Fabulous world we live in...

    10. __Tristan__ 40 months ago | reply

      Wonderful vision of Mt Assiniboine, I dream I could climb it soon, thanks for reminding me that's something important to do! Great shot really.

    11. BlueisCoool 37 months ago | reply

      Very nice work - congrats on being explored !

    12. Sigrid_K 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Mountains! The colours are wonderful!

    13. belthelem 35 months ago | reply

      Excellent work!

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    14. Ansgar Hillebrand 27 months ago | reply

      Spectacular View - Perfect Shot - Great!

    15. chadlueders 21 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! What is the focal length used? I have a heavy ultra wide that I'd rather not backpack in....if I can avoid it in this situation.

    16. Marc Shandro 21 months ago | reply

      This image is 18mm at f7.1 on a DX sensor which would be 27mm on a full frame sensor. Getting handy with producing high quality panoramas can save some weight in your backpack by not having to cart around extra lenses. Good luck!

    17. chadlueders 21 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Marc, for the reply. Hopefully heading there sometime next year. I have time to figure out some details re: mode of travel, gear to take, etc. What an amazing, remote place!

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