My goal heading out yesterday morning with my camera in hand was to actually capture some photos of the Sleeping Giant from the Terry Fox Lookout. It had been a long time since I last made my way there, over a year I think. As I was driving down the highway, the snow really started coming down and I almost chose to head back, but I figured the snow could present some unique photos of other things once I got there. Plus, it also helps that the beautiful Terry Fox monument is there.
So, I decided to bring along my Nikon D810 and the 70-200 F4. It's a heavy combo but if I'm just walking around a bit I'm completely fine lugging it around. Hell, I didn't even bring my strap. The quality of photos that come from the D810 continue to truly impress me. I love that I have the ability to crop any photo I take to essentially adjust my composition. With that being said, I'm always looking to do it right in camera if I can.
By the time I got to the monument, the snow was really coming down, which was fine by me. It meant that the lighting was even, albeit a bit dark, but it also presented some photos that I couldn't have captured without the snow. The contrast of white snow on Terry Fox really stood out to me so I worked some different angles around the statue. I zoomed right in to capture some of the details as well.
I walked around the park just a little bit seeing what else I could capture and came away with one gloomy yet beautiful landscape photos and a few other random shots. On the way down to the highway, I knew I wanted to stop and get some of the large stone walls covered in ice. It was really quite a beautiful scene. I was going to try and get in close but one step into the shoulder revealed a couple meter drop off, so that wasn't happening. Luckily, I just ended up with a boot full of snow and nothing else.
I end up going to a couple different locations on the way back, but I will save that for another post. Thanks as always for stopping by!