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Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies
Information sur la photo
Copyright: Pierre Bussieres (Pops71) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
Genre: Lieux
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 1976-05
Catégories: Nature
Appareil photographique: Pentax SLR
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2007-04-27 23:19
Vue: 2345
Points: 91
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
I do not know the name of that massive mountain. Perhaps Christan or Otto can help me.

According to Roland Roesler Roly, "it certainly is Cascade Mountain. On the Canmore-Lake Louise corridor, no other mountain appears so impressive above the highway"

The Canadian Rockies are the easternmost part of the Canadian Cordillera, the collective name for the mountains of Western Canada. They form part of the American Cordillera, an essentially continuous sequence of mountain ranges that runs all the way from Alaska to the very tip of South America. The Cordillera in turn are the eastern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire that runs all the way around the Pacific Ocean.

The Canadian Rockies are bounded on the east by the Canadian Prairies, on the west by the Rocky Mountain Trench , and on the north by the Liard River. The southern boundary is somewhat arbitrary since the mountain trend continues on into the United States, but could be considered to be Marias Pass in Montana, which separates them from the geologically different American Rockies. Americans sometimes refer to the mountains in Glacier National Park (US) as the Northern Rockies, but they are really the southern end of the Canadian Rockies.

The Canadian Rockies are distinct from the American Rockies in that they are older mountains, they were primarily formed by overthrusting whereas the American Rockies were primarily formed by uplifting, and they are almost exclusively sedimentary rock, whereas the American Rockies are cored with granite. Their physical appearance is different because the Canadian Rockies have been been very heavily glaciated, resulting in sharply pointed mountains separated by wide, U-shaped valleys gouged by glaciers, whereas the American Rockies are more rounded with river-carved V-shaped valleys between them.

Source : Wikipedia

PP: scanned 8x10, Adjust colors and brightness, crop out pat of the road in the foreground and size for TL

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Enchaînement de réflexionsInitiateur de la discussion Messages Modifié
A Pudipie: Hello Diane,Pops71 1 06-19 17:33
A picturethis: MerciPops71 1 06-19 17:18
A titinavy: MerciPops71 1 06-16 09:13
A ceslou: ThanksPops71 1 05-22 07:30
A Snapper: Hello OttiPops71 1 05-13 15:02
A GreenBaron: ThanksPops71 1 05-13 15:01
A anjhello: ThanksPops71 1 05-13 14:59
A lopa: ThanksPops71 1 05-13 14:57
A Marylou: Impressionnante montagnePops71 1 05-06 08:46
A JohnTulip: Hello my freiendPops71 1 05-01 19:17
A ruudblok: Thanks RuudPops71 1 05-01 18:58
A moli: Hi MoliPops71 1 05-01 18:56
A TheMystic: Time to returnPops71 3 05-01 18:53
A shelbeesmom: SkyingPops71 1 04-29 22:31
A ttreen: 1976, this is only yesterday!Pops71 1 04-29 22:26
A Photograph2u: Bonsoir YanPops71 1 04-29 22:22
A coquelicot79: Bonjour CorinnePops71 1 04-29 22:14
A linus: ThanksPops71 1 04-29 22:06
A harpya: Hi Sergio,Pops71 1 04-29 22:03
A Roly: Cascade MountainPops71 2 04-29 16:04
A Emma: ThanksPops71 1 04-29 10:37
A Hendrika: RockiesPops71 1 04-29 10:36
A chrisJ: ThanksPops71 1 04-29 10:23
A Refugee: ThanksPops71 1 04-29 09:55
A milas: Bonjour MustafaPops71 1 04-29 00:43
A jan515: ThanksPops71 1 04-29 00:06
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A Viking: ThanksPops71 1 04-28 21:00
A Tamtidelam: Allô DanyPops71 1 04-28 20:36
A Lanaud: Bonsoir LaurentPops71 1 04-28 20:32
A Lionel: Bonjour LionelPops71 1 04-28 20:25
A durrani: ThanksPops71 1 04-28 20:23
A CallMeMaria: SuitcasesPops71 1 04-28 20:18
A paul0250: Hello Paul,Pops71 1 04-28 20:13
A jawa: ThanksPops71 1 04-28 20:08
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As much as I would have like to see this shot sharper, I do like the softer, film quality of the shot resulting from the scanning. It gives a very nostalgic, timeless feel, as if you saw this on a big road trip. The contrast of the cool grey and blue tones and whites on the mountain with the warmer browns and sepias in the bare trees below "framing" the mountain really add to the shot. Very good compo and balance, and I like the inclusion of the clouds at the top edge, balancing with the road at the bottom. Excellent long DOF and perspective with the trees at the side and the road leading the eye to the mountain. The mountain looks so imposing and beautiful all at the same time. TFS!

Beautiful picture! Great pov. I leave it to Otto to have the brains and figure out its name. I think it is very well captured. The tones and lighting is super. TFS

Hello Pierre (Piet) :-)
Good work, I like how you selected the mountains and road , it really enhances them. Best regards with a warm smile,

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-04-28 5:05]
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Hi Pierre
very nice landscape photo from a big country.
Gr Jos


It could have been a very nice picture, because the POV is marvellous. What I miss is sharpness and when a picture like this is not sharp enough you loose the overall picture.
However it is just my opinion.

Hi Pierre,
What an amazing giant!! My mother has been trying to convince me to go visit them, I think it'll happen next year.
TFS this wonderful view.
Kind regards,

HI Pierre
A very beautiful shot eith excelelnt POV. Sharpness is a bit on lower side but still it gives it an artistic look.
Best of Wish

Year and month are same, what was date as I was born in May 1976.

Bonjour Pierre.
Paysage très impressionnant.
La montagne semble avoir été peinte...
Félicitations !

Superbe vue.... C'est ça que je veux voir plus tard cet été

J'aime beaucoup la prise de vue magnifique de cette montagne!
C'est presque irréel!
Beau travail Pierre,
Bon samedi soir,

Hi Pierre: Could be the Sulphur Mountain Range, just guessing.... Does this look familiar Three Sisters? Here is another website to consult about
Canadas Mountains.
1976 - It's been a while, Pierre! Time for a return visit! Much has changed, but the mountains are still there!

  • Roly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 4 N: 64] (587)
  • [2007-04-28 14:06]
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This seems to be Cascade Mountain by Banff, seen from the westbound Trans-Canada Highway. The cascade that gives it the name is barely visible on the lower left side of the image, above the trees. A pretty bad image, hope you don't mind me saying, taken in poor visibility conditions, with low contrast and sharpness. A tourist's snapshot, rather than a photographer’s picture.

Pierre I am going to hurt you! Sorry, but posting a photo is asking a reaction. Scene is ok, lovely even but its to unsharp. Hope your weekend is good and bye

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-04-28 15:07]
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Hello Pierre,
It's an old photo and it can be seen. Never the less the composition is wonderful. Great POV I like how the mountain dominates the photo.
Very well done.

Hello Pierre,
Great lead-in and the majestic mountain is really overwhelming!
Well composed image and the ciolours are remarkably good for a more than 30 years old image!
Pablo -

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-04-28 15:31]
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Hello Pierre,
The formation is outstanding here, perfect details and an effect wonderful of the picture. Excellent sharp details.Wonderful presentation of Your posting.
Best wishes.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-04-28 16:22]
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Bonjour Pierre.
Paysage très impressionnant.
La montagne semble avoir été peinte...

belle image Pierre,bravo

Bonjour Pierre. I wonder how many actually read your notes and saw that this was a scanned image. For the origin of the photo a very good result. Lovely colours and the POV you chose excellent. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Duck Reach Track II’

Bonjour Pierre
splendide paysage canadien
La montagne resssort trés bien avec la route


Bonjour Pierre

A very informative note. I like the flattened perspective from the zoom. Merci et bon weekend!

Bonjour Pierre,
There are different mountains to be seen from the village - of course the famous Three Sisters, and then the Grotto Mountain and Lady Macdonald - as you could already guess from the name Laird River in your note a great scottish influence here. The mountain are approx. 8/9000 ft-2800m. heigh.
Very impresssive picture - Alberta is stunningly beautiful - I have driven our RV as far as Lake Abraham coming from Lake Louise - but I will never forget the beauty of the place.

Hello dear Pierre, wonderful mountain shot. Snow capped mountain, with leading road. Lovely nature shot. Have a wonderful weekend. TFS



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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-04-29 8:48]
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Hello Pierre,
This picture is almost supernatural beautiful. To this photo, one only can congratulate you.

Hi Pierre

Very nice landscape photo from the big country.
I can imagine walking in this solemnity highway and sells this mountain close to me, it seems that the highway finishes in her. Wonderful visual, amazed with such beauty!
Beautiful picture! Great pov.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-04-29 11:15]
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Hi Pierre,
Beautiful view of the mejestic Rockies. Th ephoto has kept well, over the years. Well done.

Bonjour Pierre,
très heureuse de voir une nouvelle photo dans ta galerie et quelle photo ! Très impressionnante.
On a l'impression que la montagne va engloutir les voitures sur la route. Ton contraste, la mise en lumière, les couleurs donnent une sensation de la puissance de la nature. Bravo !
Amitiés francophontes

Bonjour Pierre! Wow! Impressionnant! Et la route fait un lead-in parfait. J'aimerais voir de pres cette montagne :)

Bravo et bonne journee, Yan :)

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-04-29 16:11]
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Wow Pierre...
1976! I was... ok that use to make me feel better lol !! wonderful old photo... love the old cars heading to the mountain... great colors and capture...

Take care


WOW It just stands at the end of this road like a Giant! What an amazing shot! I love the rockies! I have skied a few times! Great shot Pops!

Hello Pierre,

Excllent composure with perfect details very crisp I really like this POV alot well done and great work with landscape photo well done

TFS Kyle

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2007-04-30 16:10]
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Hello Pierre.
Wonderful mountain. Very effective. Good point of view and interesitng note. Thanks for sharing this image.
Best Regards
Janek J-23

Looks like the long ending road
Geat view

Pierre I think this is Mount Everest. Photo's like this always
makes John Denver singing in my mind Rocky Mountain high ..Country Roads .. By the ime I'll get to phoenix ..Anyway, Pierre I have to agree with a few remarks: Keep your photo's sharp. But its a dreamer for sure . Greetings from Holland

Hello Pops!
An oldie but a goodie, the cars show the massive size of this mountian that is blanketed in fog..nice shot . TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo "Sailing...Sailing... (38) " :o)

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-05-02 10:25]

A great scan of this beautiful scene! Good lead in & well done! Thanks for viewing my photos too. Spring work is here so have not been in so much lately. Take care your friend Don

génial cette photo, bonne réussite
encore parfaite pour une photo ancienne
bien vu merci

Bonsoir Pierre :o)
Wow ! Impressionnante montagne ! On dirait un décor et comme si la neige descendait à vive allure sur la route (bon je regarde peut-être trop de films catastrophe, LOL)! Fantastique photo ! Bravo mon ami :o)

Salut Pierre

Très beau paysage. Impressionnant. Je n'ai jamais eu la chance d'aller si loin à l'ouest encore.

Merci de nous faire partager.

Amitiés, Sylvain

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-05-07 5:13]
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Hi Pierre,
Very nice shot with excellent POV. Here you present this refreshing picture of the valley and snow capped mountains. Real good one.

great POV and composition...


Hi Pierre,
Apparently missed this posting and I shouldn't! Wow….great impressive panorama my friend, it almost look surrealistic. The FG might be a tad brighter in my opinion. Anyway a superb picture Pierre, my compliments.

:) Later...

oh my god!this is the coolest pic i saw today. the only places i've been to see these mountains is in waterton.

This is so beautiful Pierre. Post card perfect shot.A little bit short on sharpness however, good enough for an old picture. The perspective and your eye for beauty really gives kick on this picture.

Wow, on dirait presque un montage...ça m'a fait penser à l'enfer de Dante...lol
En tout cas, photo très impressionnante !

merhaba dear pierre
beautiful nature and landscape.beautiful snowy mountains and depth.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

super belle photo ca me rappelle quand je visitais en Alaska.
mais ceci est 100 fois plus beau.les couleur sont tres belle dans le montagne.

Beautiful mountain which ever one it is. I thought it was Mt Robson when I saw it as my ex father in law brought some photos back from a holiday in Canada and it stuck out like that, but as it is the highest peak I guess that would be logical. The old photos may not come out perfectly but they are sure better than not having them at all and at least once they have been scanned they cant deteriorate with age. Its a beauty.

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-09-26 14:19]


This is a wonderful shot. Truley refective of the Rockies. I love it.



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