Stars over Mt. Edith Cavell

By: Alan Dyer

Sep 08 2014

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Category: Constellations, Nightscape, Tips and Techniques

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Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:15mm
ISO:2000
Shutter:45 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 6D

The stars of the summer sky shine over the North Face of Mt. Edith Cavell.

The valley below Mt. Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park is one of the most impressive locations in the Canadian Rockies. At few other sites do you get the sense of standing at the foot of a vertical mountain face.

I shot this view last Friday night, when the waxing Moon was behind the mountain, lighting the clouds and sky but not the mountain and valley directly.

But enough scattered light came from the sky to light the foreground and mountain face to make a nice photo with detail in both earth and sky.

Use of highlight and shadow recovery in Adobe Camera Raw also helps a lot!

Mt. Edith Cavell Trail at Twilight Panorama

This view is a 360° ground-to-zenith panorama I shot earlier in the evening in twilight. It’s from the Trail of the Glacier path, where the path crosses Cavell Creek.

Mt. Edith Cavell was named in 1916 after the World War One nurse who was executed by the Germans for assisting allied soldiers escape occupied Belgium.

– Alan, September 8, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer

 

One comment on “Stars over Mt. Edith Cavell”

  1. Now I long to visit Edith Cavell again. Haven’t been there in years. This is breathtaking!


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