First Light on Mt. Victoria

© Paul Zizka

Photograph by Paul Zizka, (portfolio)
Location: Banff National Park, British Columbia, Canada (google maps) (wiki)
Date: September 25, 2011

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Amazon)
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f/4
ISO/Film: 320

Note: Paul Zizka captured this stunning view of a mountain climber on Mount Victoria in Banff National Park, Canada. The morning sunshine lit up the sky, showcasing warm and cold tones off the mountain tops. You can’t predict a perfect scene like this every time you shoot landscapes, but the more often you shoot, the better your chances are at capturing moments like this. Great capture!

Tip: Paul used the rule of thirds when shooting the mountain climber and scenery. The rule of thirds (wiki) can give your photos a heightened sense of interest versus shooting your subjects directly in the middle of your composition. He also used the golden hour rule (wiki) to capture the morning sunrise.

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