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Mistaya Canyon Shooter | by Panorama Paul
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Mistaya Canyon Shooter

Okay… it’s time for me to take a break from all these Banff “Lake” photos… and to post a couple of Banff “River” photos instead. :)


Both images that I’ve posted today are Vertoramas… this one (Mistaya Canyon Shooter) is made up of two landscape-format images… and the other one (Mistaya Canyon Bridge) is made up of three portrait-format images.


The guy that you can see behind his tripod down there on the rocks is Bob Roper… he is one of the chaps that attended the Banff workshop/photo tour with me. I should also add that I spent at least an hour carefully cloning out a number of people that were scattered around on the rocks below me… I don’t usually clone people out of my photos (I prefer to wait for them to leave voluntarily)… so this is an exception for me. :)


This photograph looks wonderfully crisp and sharp on my large LCD screen at home... but here on my crappy office LCD screen it looks all fuzzy and muddy... I sure hope it looks acceptable on your screen!


This is what Wikipedia has to say about Mistaya Canyon…


Mistaya Canyon is a canyon in the western part of the Alberta province of Canada. It is formed by the Mistaya River. Tourists who are visiting Banff National Park often visit it because of its distinctive curvy canyon walls and because it is easy to access, being just off the Icefields Parkway. The 0.5 km trail to the canyon is located at a large parking area on the west side of the Parkway, part way up the long hill south of the North Saskatchewan River. There are actually two such parking areas on the hill… the Mistaya one is clearly marked by signs on the highway and at the beginning of the trail. The trail is an easy walk in summer but too steep for wheelchairs. The canyon is deep and there are no railings. The trail is icy in early spring.


Nikon D300, Sigma 18-200mm at 18mm, aperture of f16, with a 1/100th second exposure.


Click here to check out my Vertorama tutorial.

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Taken on August 7, 2011