Thursday, May 22, 2014

An unusual view of Rundle

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Sunrise at Lake Minnewanka
Charlene Brown
(based on a photograph by James Wheeler)

Mount Rundle is one of the most frequently painted and photographed mountains in the Canadian Rockies, and almost all of the results feature the iconic west slope of the mountain.

I have a few photos of the east face shown here, but none of them is particularly well composed or likely to inspire a painting.

I realized when I saw the stunning photograph by James Wheeler that inspired ‘Sunrise at Lake Minnewanka’ that I hadn’t gone far enough along the lake, and certainly didn’t get there at the time of day he must have shown up. And that’s just for starters… I’m barely keeping up with digital camera technology, and only occasionally take great pictures.

Be sure to have a look at James Wheeler’s portfolio at and you’ll see he is consistently in the right place at the right time… and seems to know his way around a camera.