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Mount Rundle

Mount Rundle
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Copyright: Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-31
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Canada vacation 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 8:43
Viewed: 4431
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
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This was our view from the campsite we were staying at when we visited Banff National Park. A great view to have. I just love mountains, and I especially liked this one because of the shape. Big and mighty, and on the other hand a friendly mountain, just a feeling I got when I was looking at it.
And I kept on looking, because it impressed me.
The weather was great that day, so it helped a lot to make it look this way.

Some info on Mount Rundle:

2949m (9675ft.)
Located in the Bow River Valley northeast of Spray River; northwest buttress of White Man Gap. on the border of Kananaskis & Banff parks, Alberta
Latitude 51; 07; 25 Longitude 115; 28; 05.

Named by John Palliser in 1858. Rundle, Reverend Robert (Rev. Rundle was a missionary who visited the Banff area during the 1840's.) Official name. Other names Terrace Mountain; Waskahigan Watchi (Cree) meaning "House Mountain."

Mount Rundle is really a small mountain range, stretching southeast for some twelve kilometres from the town of Banff to White Man Gap above the town of Canmore. There are seven distinct high points along the way, the third peak southeast of Banff being the highest. EEOR is the unofficial name of the southeastern most peak that rises above Whiteman's Gap.

The layers which form the steep, limestone cliffs at the top of the peak were named after the mountain itself and are known as the Rundle Formation. Of Mississippian age, they were formed approximately 330 million years ago. Below the Rundle, the gently sloping layers of more easily eroded shale was named after the town below and is known as the Banff Shale.

The mountain was first climbed in 1888 by James J. McArthur during his survey of the Bow Valley area.

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Hello Nel,
This is a majestic mountain as it rises right from the plains!
You capture the scenery well, with fine details and nice colours...
I like the composition, with the trees in front to provide depth to the image!
Pablo -

Hi Nel,
A very beautiful landscape shot. The exposure and light look great with the trees in the foreground and blue sky all looking excellent. Vey well composed and framed. That is one big rock.

Hoi Nel, prachtige bergmasief. Je ziet hier prachtig hoe de aardlagen naar boven zijn gestuwd.
Goede uitsnede en veel diepte door de bomen op de voorgrond.
Prachtige foto Nel

Gr. Jack

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-28 22:25]
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Hello Nel

That must have been breathtaking to see in person.An excellent capture, this is a beautiful mountain landscape with a lovely blue sky.An excellent POV and sharp DOF.The colours are awesome.TFS


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-29 6:08]

Hi Nel.
Power pretty scenerie.Stately rock frame in blue sky with beautiful cloud on the one hand and overleaf green tree,function it very much nobly and well-balanced.Power pretty chicken.Very,very nice.

TFS and greetings

Your notes are EXTREMELY well done.
Re: your capture.... it can only be described as:
Best regards,
P.S. Did you get to hike this beauty? I've been up to its summit. It is WONDERFUL.

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