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Fall 2013 Canadian Rockies Photo Tour Results — Valentina Tkachuk

November 26, 2013

I’ve cleared the decks of running almost all of my events for the end of calendar year 2013, and can now turn my attention to actually looking at some of the results from them! A whirlwind is great for moving fast, but every so often it’s good to slow down the pace… 🙂

Today I’m looking at participant images from the Fall 2013 Canadian Rockies Photo Tour, held this past September based at Aurum Lodge. Conditions were strangely warm, green and very watery this year as we had a big delay in the onset of what we think of as “proper” fall conditions throughout much of the province. But for the creative photographer, it’s all good, and we got some unique conditions that I personally haven’t ever seen before in the areas we worked within David Thompson Country.

First up from the tour group is Valentina Tkachuk. Valentina has been out with us on several different events. In cases where we get to know a participant over time, it’s always interesting to see a photographer’s evolution in responding to the locations we visit. Valentina had some great observations after this year’s Fall tour:

Another adventure  . . . new learning experiences especially of thinking outside my usual perspective and not letting the rainy weather hinder taking photos. […] More learning, right? That never stops.

Absolutely right! Learning never should stop. Whether it’s trying out new techniques, finding new ways to approach challenging conditions, or further developing our ability to see, interpret and express our work, we should always keep finding a fresh perspective. This is especially true for outdoor photography and with other events where we’re not fully in control of the situation — but can only be in control of how we respond to the situation.

Below, you’ll find 5 of Valentina’s favorites from the tour, though she already knows she got many more and plans to put together a bigger slide show. 🙂 That’s what we like to hear! Thanks for coming out with us this Fall, Valentina!

AM Viewpoint. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

AM Viewpoint. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

Foggy Morning. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

Foggy Morning. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

White Goat Lakes. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

White Goat Lakes. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

Icefield. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

Icefield. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

Viewpoint. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

Viewpoint. Copyright © 2013 Valentina Tkachuk.

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  1. Dudley Watson permalink
    November 27, 2013 21:30

    An excellent selection of images Valentina. Really liked the White Goat lake image with the different colour layers and subtle reflection of the mountain in the water.

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