Mount Temple from Saddle Mountain

Although not as frequently scrambled as nearby Fairview Mountain, Saddle Mountain (2420 metres), provides a wonderful--and in my opinion, better-- viewpoint for the iconic peaks of the Lake Louise area. Mount Temple (3543 metres) dominates the view here, looming as it does above Paradise Valley. Pinnacle Mountain (3067 metres), Eiffel Peak (3084 metres) and Neptuak Mountain (3237 metres) are the peaks to the right of Temple in the background. Unfortunately, the pointed summit of Deltaform Mountain was hidden by clouds. The brown peaks right of centre are Sheol Mountain (2779 metres) and Haddo Peak (3070 metres). To the right of Haddo, clouds cover the upper half of Mount Victoria (3464 metres).

I composed this image in the early morning of June 23, 2008. Five vertical frames make up the final image. I used a Canon XTi with a 15-30 Sigma lens to include both the sky and the foreground talus.

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Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 10, 2008 10:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent!

Majestic peak view! Great lighting and the foreground talus nicely balances out the composition.

Branko

Branko - Nov 11, 2008 3:57 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful photo!

Thnx for posting.

Brgds, Branko.

olivier13

olivier13 - Nov 11, 2008 5:50 am - Voted 10/10

Great photo

Very good shot and beautiful mountains.

silversummit

silversummit - Nov 11, 2008 4:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing!

Makes me want to be there right now!

nikolai79

nikolai79 - Nov 11, 2008 9:27 pm - Voted 10/10

:-O

Lovely!!!

BCScrambler

BCScrambler - Nov 11, 2008 11:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: :-O

Thanks to everyone for their kind words. I have been a member of SP for a year, so I guess it was past time I contributed something!

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Dec 10, 2010 1:38 am - Voted 10/10

Spectacular Area

What a nice shot. I'll be there in October, so looking forwards to it!

BCScrambler

BCScrambler - Dec 10, 2010 1:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular Area

If you are there in early October, there might still be some golden larches to further enhance the scene. Throw in some fresh snow to accentuate the features of the peaks, and a blue sky day like I had...well, that's my idea of Heaven. Good luck!

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Dec 10, 2010 2:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Saddle Mountain

By chance do you have any beta Saddle? There's no page for it here on SP and that looks like a view worth checking out.

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