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Mount Athabasca

Mount Athabasca
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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: 2006-05-24
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Canada vacation 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 11:02
Viewed: 3653
Points: 11
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To visit the Athabasca Glacier we first drove an our and a half on the Icefield Parkway, a very beautiful drive, to the Columbia Icefield, wich is located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks. There we took a trip with the Columbia Icefield Explorer, a kind of snowcat that brings you to the middle of the glacier. There we walked around for a while and I made some nice pictures of Mount Athabasca.
This is one of them, and it was very cloudy, because a few moments later when I took the picture, it began to snow, wich made it a very special experience to be there.

Here's some info I looked up on the internet about Mount Athabasca and Athabasca Glacier:

The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal toes of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. Due to the warming climate, the glacier has receded more than 1.5 km in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. Due to its close proximity to the Icefields Parkway, between the Alberta towns of Banff and Jasper, and rather easy accessibility, it is the most visited glacier in North America.

Mount Athabasca is located in the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park in Canada. The mountain was named in 1898 by J. Norman Collie, who made the first ascent. Athabasca is the Cree Indian name for "where there are reeds" which originally referred to Lake Athabasca.
One of the most prominent features of Mt. Athabasca, is a horned shaped tip near the top called the "Silverhorn". The Silverhorn is one of the easier routes to the summit but requires more caution and ability than the normal route because of blue ice and falling ice from other parties.

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Hoi Nel,
Wat gaaf dat je ook nog sneeuw hebt gehad tijdens je vakantie. Alles in een.Het moeilijke aan het fotograferen van bergen is dat je vaak te dicht op de berg zit die je wil fotograferen en daardoor geen perspectief hebt. In deze foto kun je ook erg moeilijk zien hoe hoog de berg is. Probeer daarom altijd een stuk voorgrond te hebben. Kleuren, belichting en scherpte zijn goed, en de wolken staan er erg mooi op.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-15 3:50]

Hola Nel, hermosa montaña, una panorámica mas amplia hubiese sido genial, para tener una composición del lugar, muchos saludos

Hi Nel,
This is a good POV with nice DOF. It seems to be a very impressive place :-) I would have adjusted contrast a bit to make this image more impacting. I think that those tones are a bit soft but it is a nice place and POV anyway :) Thanks,

Hi Nel,
Great shot of the mountain.Well composed.TFS.


good evening NELLY
by looking at your gallery, one does not know about which sight to make you compliments because they all are splendid, it should be said that you live a pretty country which I do not know unfortunately
congratulations for all your images

You spend a lot of time in Canada, according to your registers, making remarkable momentos. The best part is that you share them with us. Thanks.
Very well composed & presented.
Best regards,

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