Natural landscapes: the last flowers of summer

LATE SUMMER FLOWERS AT LAKE LOUISE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

The Lake Louise flowers Canada Banffgrounds of Chateau Lake Louise, in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, are a colourful mix of walkways among beds of flowers. I captured this scene during an afternoon visit. Didn’t need a tripod; I just crouched until achieving the right balance of flowers and the distant peaks, then made the exposure.
Notice the shallow depth of field? I knew the scene didn’t need to be tack-sharp from front to back; the soft shapes of yellow and the soft background peak would nicely complement the thin section of sharply-in-focus flowers. Nikon D7100, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the peak and sky.

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