Spring 2011 Canadian Rockies Photo Tour — Blow Your Top
The Kootenay Plains area of David Thompson Country has a number of open spaces where the flat land is surrounded by stands of trees and mountains in virtually every direction. The cluster of jagged, pyramid-like peaks of Ex Coelis Mountain are a favorite subject of mine to place above the plains. Weather patterns sometimes make a dynamic element to work with, and here that was true in spades! This day, unsettled spring weather systems generated some wild cloud patterns, whipped along by characteristic winds at high elevation. The clouds interacted with the tops of Ex Coelis, putting me in mind of an eruption.
Our small group on the Spring 2011 Canadian Rockies Photo Tour happily spent awhile capturing the spectacle before moving on to other fascinating subjects at the location. It was a very satisfying morning. With drama like this, who needs the “golden hour”?