Mount Erasmus

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nearest Area
Banff National Park
Lake Louise
Brief Directions

About 5 miles east of Saskatchewan Crossing on the David Thompson highway looking back west.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 1/400s f/8.0 at 170.0mm iso400 EXIF Info Date/Time 19-Sep-2014 17:25:45 Model Canon EOS 5D Mark III Flash Used No Focal Length 170 mm Exposure Time 1/400 sec Aperture f/8 ISO Equivalent 400 Exposure Bias +2/3 White Balance cloudy Metering Mode center weighted Exposure Program aperture priority


This photo was shot on the same day as the rainbow shots I've posted. I knew the way the weather had been so active all day long that I needed to find a west facing vantage point for right about sunset. The weather forecast showed it to be improving about that time so I was hoping for some dramatic lighting with the mountains. I had spent all day long along the southern portion of the Icefields Parkway so I decided to head back north to Saskatchewan Crossing and drive east a bit on Highway 11, aka David Thompson highway. I had plenty of time to scout out a spot to sit and wait; and got some nice shots of other cool stuff in the process! And wouldn't ya know it, the skies cooperated and put on quite the show as the sun was going down. I just love Banff and Jasper National Parks, and the whole Canadian Rockies range!

Date Added
November 3, 2014
Date Taken
November 3, 2014