View from the Top of the Pass

Home » Main » View from the Top of the Pass

Written by csilberman posted on Thursday, March 4th, 2010

0.00 avg. rating (0% score) - 0 votes
Colorado Landscape in Winter

Winter Landscape

This view of the Ragged Mountains from McClure Pass is one of my favorites. The day before this was taken, I drove up and clicked off a dozen shots, which looked nice, but lacked punch. For this one, I waited until the sun crested the ridge to the east and was just lighting the foreground.

Using a polarizing filter darkened the blue sky to the south and improved the contrast with the clouds. What makes this different from many of my landscape photos is that I was not zoomed out all the way, and I’m using a horizontal orientation instead of my favorite vertical. The 22mm focal length, with my DSLR sensor, is like a medium wide angle, and the horizontal framing of the shot better captured the broad expanse, while still including enough foreground to lend the proper perspective.


© 2019 Canadian Rockies Vacations Guide – Banff National Park. This site is owned and maintained by SA.