I'm back from our vacation to Alberta... the drive through the Rockies and all of that lovely prairie scenery (I sometimes miss the open plains, though I love the hills and mountains in our area!) was wonderful. We had some great time visiting with family too.
I had asked about landscape photos before I left. I mostly did pretty well with the camera. Sometimes I did sharpen things a little, but I had read advice to modify my camera's settings to maximum sharpness and bump up saturation just a notch as well, and that helped.
So here's just a share of our trip. Sorry SO pic heavy, but I have such a hard time choosing! There are more in this Flickr set.
Pretty much my fave photo from the trip is from Moraine Lake on the Alberta side of the Rockies:
And this is Lake Louise, a much more famous lake just 11km away (closer to the highway, but it's a shame more people don't know about Moraine):
In the canyon coming home:
The fantastic Badlands of Alberta:
The Hoo Doos in the Badlands:
My second-fave photo from the trip, taken on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere in Alberta:
We saw so much wildlife. I have made this trip many times in my life and never seen so much. In addition to these two, we also saw mountain goats twice more and some young moose. This one's an elk:
And a little baby mountain goat:
Beautiful lupins at the foot of one of British Columbia's most beautiful mountains, IMO... too bad the peak was obscured!
And a few of the kids and me:
Her face and eyes were lit up by the sun hitting the orange Creamsicle! You can even see the reflection in her eyes, LOL.
Precious memories: our last living grandparent reading to Micah. She was the main reason for our trip.