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Fall 2014 Canadian Rockies Photo Tour Results — Kim Coulter

December 20, 2014

As the head of a consulting engineering company, Kim Coulter is a busy man. But he joined our group for this year’s Fall Photography Tour based at Aurum Lodge in David Thompson Country to take a break from a metropolitan form of landscape. Cameras in hand, we explored a different type of structure.

I could clearly see that Kim’s visual approach was informed by his background in architecture and engineering. Despite not being trained in the same way myself, I think I share a somewhat architectural view of the natural landscape. (It’s always interesting to see this type of effect play out; as my friend Peter Carroll likes to say, “you bring ‘you’ to your photography.”) I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Kim, and not just because of the delicious optics he was using with his Leica M 240 camera! 🙂

Here are 5 favourite images Kim has shared from the tour, along with some background notes and kind words. Thanks for coming out with us, Kim, and for sharing a portion of what you saw and how you saw it…

 


Being more accustomed to photographing buildings given my background in architecture and engineering, this endeavor was a bit out of my comfort zone. It was also my first time doing HDR on the photos (four of the five) I’ve included.

Royce’s and Dan’s knowledge of the area clearly helped minimize down time looking for the images, albeit the scenery is stunning every where one looks. Thanks guys and also to my colleagues Kerry, John and Ellen. Wrapping up each day back at Aurum Lodge and enjoying Alan and Madeleine’s hospitality was a bonus.

This was a great learning exercise for me and has given me more confidence in landscape photography.

All photos were taken with a Leica M 240, 28 or 50 prime lens, HDR using HDR Expose 3.

~Kim Coulter

By Aurum Lodge. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

By Aurum Lodge. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Cline River. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Cline River. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Elliot Peak at White Goat Lake. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Elliot Peak at White Goat Lake. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Kootenay Plains. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Kootenay Plains. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Mt. Abraham. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

Mt. Abraham. Copyright © Kim Coulter.

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