All round beauty
All round beauty
The High City of Tasmania
The High City of Tasmania
Assiniboine PP
Assiniboine PP
Rosa de los vientos del Mediterráneo
Rosa de los vientos del Mediterráneo
Key hole
Key hole
Fog Line
Fog Line
The Autumn Towers
The Autumn Towers
Spray Lakes, Canadian Rockies.
Spray Lakes, Canadian Rockies.
Sprayed Yellow
Sprayed Yellow
Mt Kidd
Mt Kidd
Lake Oesa
Lake Oesa
Wild in the Morning
Wild in the Morning
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Autumn Glacier
Autumn Glacier
Rawson Lake
Rawson Lake
Pond with a view
Pond with a view
Lake Minnewanka Moon Rise
Lake Minnewanka Moon Rise
Ice creeper
Ice creeper
Mt Bogong Sunrise
Mt Bogong Sunrise
EEOR avalanche control
EEOR avalanche control
Head in the clouds
Head in the clouds
Rundle Addiction
Rundle Addiction
Sentinel Pass Joy Flight
Sentinel Pass Joy Flight
Minnestimma Flow
Minnestimma Flow
Rundle first light
Rundle first light
The Lady
The Lady
Cloud sweep
Cloud sweep
Boulder Fields - Mt Bartle Frere
Boulder Fields - Mt Bartle Frere
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The Vermilion Freeze
The Vermilion Freeze
Change is coming
Change is coming
Ice Tufts
Ice Tufts
The veil
The veil
Moraine shapes
Moraine shapes
Window to the Wild
Window to the Wild
Niles Meadows
Niles Meadows
Floating beauty
Floating beauty
Calm Twilight
Calm Twilight
Berg inspector
Berg inspector
Change is coming
Change is coming
Into the Canyon
Into the Canyon
Merry Christmas Bow Valley
Merry Christmas Bow Valley
Parking with a view
Parking with a view
Dragon's Breath
Dragon's Breath
The giants of Mallorca
The giants of Mallorca
The dark side of Mount Chester
The dark side of Mount Chester
Floating needles
Floating needles
Above the tree line
Above the tree line
First Reflections
First Reflections
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The BIG Choss
The BIG Choss
Caballo Salvaje
Caballo Salvaje
Fading Peak
Fading Peak
Burro en la Sierra de Tramuntana
Burro en la Sierra de Tramuntana
Mt Feathertop
Mt Feathertop
Mt Warning
Mt Warning
Mt Ishbel
Mt Ishbel
Lakes in the Sky
Lakes in the Sky
Peak experience
Peak experience
GR221
GR221
Buffalo in the Mist
Buffalo in the Mist
Window of Opportunity
Window of Opportunity
All round beauty
All round beautyThe colours are changing up at Berg Lake, the greens are becoming yellows inspiring me to compose something a little different from the usual lake side reflection shot. Mount Robson PP during the 20min of clear views we got on the trip.
The High City of Tasmania
The High City of TasmaniaStanding on The Acropolis summit (1481m) looking out to the east face of Mt Geryon (1516m) in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. These mountains in the Du Cane range are alpine dolerite with stunning shear cliffs. The word Acropolis means high city or citadel and is a popular venue for bush walkers.
Assiniboine PP
Assiniboine PPMount Assiniboine on the left, Sunburst peak in front with Cerulean Lake at it's base.
Rosa de los vientos del Mediterráneo
Rosa de los vientos del MediterráneoThis wind rose (also known as compass rose) is found on the peak of Cuculla de Fartàritx. Its invention is attributed to the Majorcan Ramon Llull who is also considered a pioneer of computation theory. This one shows the traditional wind names originating from seafarers in the Mediterranean Sea during the Middle Ages.
Key hole
Key holeThe patient mountain fanatic can steal a glimpse when the weather is bad and everyone is hiding out uncover.
Fog Line
Fog LineA thin layer of fog sits on Lower Kananaskis lake in the early hours of the morning.
The Autumn Towers
The Autumn TowersHiking out from Mt Assiniboine Naiset Huts through Wonder Pass.
Spray Lakes, Canadian Rockies.
Spray Lakes, Canadian Rockies.While the lake is frozen the water level under the ice drops, causing the sheets to break off from the shore of a rocky island. Some of the stones are frozen in pristine clear ice.
Sprayed Yellow
Sprayed YellowAutumn colours are in full effect in the Spray Lakes area of the Canadian Rockies, even if it is still Summer! The patches of yellow creep higher up the mountains as the days pass with gusts of winds making the whole scene shimmer.
Mt Kidd
Mt KiddThe Autumn colours are coming out in Kananaskis country, it's the perfect time of year to get out and explore the area. Mt Kidd is reflected in Wedge pond, the morning was perfectly clear besides the low line of fog below the alpine glow.
Lake Oesa
Lake OesaPronounced owe-EE-suh is a word from the Stoney Indian language meaning ice. The lake is held up high in the grasp of many alpine peaks above Lake O'hara a premiere hiking destination in the Canadian rockies.
Wild in the Morning
Wild in the MorningThe morning fog was hanging thick above Lake Magog, teasing me with every rise and fall. With a bit of exploring (and very careful stepping) I found this colourful view amongst the fireweed to enjoy the morning light.
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Autumn Glacier
Autumn GlacierLarch Valley Trail dips down to reveal a glacier perched on a mountain ridge.
Rawson Lake
Rawson LakeThis short yet very rewarding hike in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. A nice stroll along Upper Kananaskis Lake will leave you to a beautiful little waterfall crossing. This is followed by a small ascent before you breach into the epic open view that is Rawson Lake. Today I was trying out my new ND filter, this minute long expose smoothed out the reflection of Mount Sarrail and tested my tripod placement in the lakes bed. I found the tree growing out of a host tree sitting in the lake a bonus in the composition.
Pond with a view
Pond with a viewA powerful Sunrise at Wedge Pond in Kananaskis.
Lake Minnewanka Moon Rise
Lake Minnewanka Moon RiseA windsurfer rides Lake Minnewanka with the Moon rising over Mt Girouard.
Ice creeper
Ice creeperAs Winter tightens its grasp in the Bow Valley the temperature fluctuation spreads ice to the edges of the mountain lakes and back. This kingdom of peaks is incredible in all conditions with its ever changing terrain, it really is a photographers wonderland. This image is a one minute exposure and had me standing in the lake with my tripod to get the composition I felt for.
Mt Bogong Sunrise
Mt Bogong Sunrise
EEOR avalanche control
EEOR avalanche control12 March 2014. Mt Rundle can be seen from the town of Canmore while under going "maintenance". Post production walk through coming soon on: www.alexanderroephotography.com
Head in the clouds
Head in the cloudsAbove the mountain village of Cercedilla, the seven peaks of Siete Picos are a slice of Spanish heaven.
Rundle Addiction
Rundle AddictionThe unreleased colour version, specially done for print. Another morning of beautiful light on Rundle.
Sentinel Pass Joy Flight
Sentinel Pass Joy Flight
Minnestimma Flow
Minnestimma FlowThe Minnestimma Lakes location in Larch Valley have viens on water flowing across the land.
Rundle first light
Rundle first lightSunrise is getting later in the Valley, I shot this while walking to work.
The Lady
The LadyMt Lady Macdonald is starting to shed her winter coat.
Cloud sweep
Cloud sweepWaiting for the heli on Mt Shark I was amazed by the sky contrast and soft shaped clouds.
Boulder Fields - Mt Bartle Frere
Boulder Fields - Mt Bartle Frere
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The Vermilion Freeze
The Vermilion FreezeA panoramic view of the low burning sunrise behind Mount Rundle. I lay on the ice and slowly pushed my new camera towards the edge to get this angle.
Change is coming
Change is comingA very cold morning in the valley couldn't stop me from getting out onto the Bow River in Canmore and waiting for the veil of pink and orange light to drop down Mt Rundle. The river is going through it's Winter change with the ice slowly tightening its grasp around the mighty river. The ice was still too thin for me to venture to far out to the waters edge forcing me to work perched on rocks. This image is a 4 minute exposure giving me to time to warm my hands from the -25 temps between frames and filter cleaning.
Ice Tufts
Ice TuftsThe conditions were just right at Wedge Pond in Kananaskis Country for a crystal clear sunset with tufts of frost on the thin ice surface.
The veil
The veilViews of Robson are fleeting with clouds constantly swirling around hugging the high altitude peaks. I couldn't help but shoot anyway, moving around the lake shore trying to make a composition that flowed out to the stormy glaciers.
Moraine shapes
Moraine shapesThis section of glacier and moraine stopped me in my tracks. Water flowing, a ice cave with a small aqua lake and the deep contrast from rock to ice all compressed into my eye through the lens. Hiking in Mt Robson PP is full of neat little surprises for a photographer and nature fanatic alike.
Window to the Wild
Window to the WildSeeing vast mountain vistas gives a humbling feeling mixed with awe which I cannot deny. But when I am lucky enough to stumble upon some wildlife it's a different feeling, equally satisfying but some what closer to home, to the heart of our beginnings. It has character and personality which even the highest peaks and bluest glaciers cannot emulate. This is a prime example, while attempting the snow bird pass trail I found myself socked in, Robson glacier was faded out and snow flakes scattered over the moraine underfoot. Disappointment kicked in and I turned back to camp when I noticed a Marmot staring out into the white space where the glacier was moments ago. I was filled with the satisfaction that nature loves chase on their adventures, a quick glimpse of the wild world.
Niles Meadows
Niles MeadowsThe wildflowers are blooming in Yoho national park. The journey to this alpine meadow is the most scenic I have encountered so far. The trail starts at Sherbrooke Lake and continues up past cascades, open valley and stunning mountain views. The hike concludes with Niles Amphitheatre and the final ascent to Niles Meadows. At this time of year the meadow is full of colour in the strong summer sun.
Floating beauty
Floating beautyThe spawn of Robson Glacier remain still on a chilly summer day. 15 second exposure.
Calm Twilight
Calm TwilightAfter a very slow drive through the Salmo Pass we turned North at Creston leading us to an amazing road running along Kootenay Lake.
Berg inspector
Berg inspectorBerg glacier is something special. I spent a lot of time with my tele lens zooming around the different features of this blue tinged masterpiece, inspecting the crevasses and the unique shapes and patterns formed around the edges from Berg's slow demise.
Change is coming
Change is comingA very cold morning in the valley couldn't stop me from getting out onto the Bow River in Canmore and waiting for the veil of pink and orange light to drop down Mt Rundle. The river is going through it's Winter change with the ice slowly tightening its grasp around the mighty river. The ice was still too thin for me to venture to far out to the waters edge forcing me to work perched on rocks. This image is a 4 minute exposure giving me to time to warm my hands from the -25 temps between frames and filter cleaning.
Into the Canyon
Into the CanyonFlood torn Cougar Creek leading up into Cougar Canyon with sunset kissed Mt Lady MacDonald.
Merry Christmas Bow Valley
Merry Christmas Bow ValleyThe infinilapse team layered up and headed out to explore a new location on Christmas morning. The clouds were thick and the wind was cold even so we pushed through the sharp thick bushes until we met our old friend, the Bow river. We were unsure if any light would make it through at all but we waited near some tree debris hoping for our christmas present. Suddenly the clouds powered up to a brilliant red contrasting with the deep grey dawn sky. We had only a minute to fire off our cameras before it was all gone and Christmas morning began. Merry Christmas!
Parking with a view
Parking with a viewThe parking area for accessing Grassi Lakes rock climbing walls couldn't have a more stunning view of Ha Ling Peak reflecting in Whitemans Pond.
Dragon's Breath
Dragon's BreathWith a elevation of 2652m The Wedge is one of the most recognizable peaks in Kananaskis Provincial Park. Wedge pond at the base is already frozen and snow covered though it is still Autumn. This particular morning is my Christmas present with the location and breakfast already planned by my very thoughtful partner, I had no idea what to expect front this new location. We pulled up in the parking lot with low hopes of a stunning Sunrise because of the thick cloud looming around the Rocky mountain peaks. Slowly the dark grey of the night shifted to a brilliant red strong enough to make the pond glow a soft pink. I became frantic running up and down the pond looking for suitable angle to take it all in. The colours and shapes of the clouds climaxed and I decided to take it all with one long panorama. Five minutes later and the show was over, the colours had faded and the dragon rests for another day.
The giants of Mallorca
The giants of MallorcaI did not anticipate seeing such high mountains on the island of Mallorca, a hiking trip into Serra de Tramuntana showed me otherwise. The tallest being Puig Major (left mountain) checking in at 1445m. The Gorg Blau reservoir adds extra beauty in the centre of the shot and clear hot Mediterranean weather is the cherry on top! This panorama was shot from the peak of Sa Rateta on the Los Tres Miles hike.
The dark side of Mount Chester
The dark side of Mount ChesterSnow shoeing towards Chester Lake in the Canadian Rockies
Floating needles
Floating needlesThe park ranger told us that the larch trees had passed their yellow peak, but that's ok with me. The yellow needles now scatter the ground and float on the Opabin Plateau waters giving the Lake O'hara region a very unique look.
Above the tree line
Above the tree lineThe panoramic view from the C-Level Cirque trail in Banff National Park. Lake Minnewanka sits in the center with Two Jack Lake to its right. The valley on the right is the Bow Valley with Canmore in the far distance and the Fairholme Range stretches to the left.
First Reflections
First ReflectionsThe first Sun light of the day illuminates the mountains and reflects in Lower Kananaskis Lake.
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The BIG Choss
The BIG ChossTopping out boulders at big choss always has brilliant views especially on Autumn days.
Caballo Salvaje
Caballo SalvajeFollowing the ski lift up to the Siete Picos we were blessed to stumble upon this caballo salvaje (wild horse). He had no problem with me getting right in his face with my lens.
Fading Peak
Fading PeakAll day the clouds blew rapidly over us making photography a real time game. 30 seconds later this peak was no longer visible.
Burro en la Sierra de Tramuntana
Burro en la Sierra de Tramuntana
Mt Feathertop
Mt Feathertop
Mt Warning
Mt Warning
Mt Ishbel
Mt IshbelA brisk weekend hike from Moose meadows to the Ink Pots on snowy trails is all we needed to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of Christmas.
Lakes in the Sky
Lakes in the Sky
Peak experience
Peak experienceI have a developed a obsession with the orange and pink light that sweeps down the South side of the Bow Valley every morning. This morning on Ha-Ling peak I had a prime view.
GR221
GR221One of the many great views along the trail.
Buffalo in the Mist
Buffalo in the MistLocated on the edge of the Victorian Alpine region Mt Buffalo national park has huge granite rock faces and boulders to rival Squamish. First ascents of this mountainous plateau date back to Aboriginal times where the people climbed up in search of bogon moths that hide in the cracks in the rock. Now the park is on the Australian National Heritage List and can be enjoyed in all seasons.
Window of Opportunity
Window of OpportunityEven with Mt Buffalo blanketed in cloud I headed to the top hoping to catch a break. I hiked some of trails not affected by snow and found myself standing at the top of a stunning waterfall viewpoint. As I looked out imaging how cool the view would be without cloud this "window" drifted on by gifting me with the chance to quickly capture this pano. -Winning shot, Mountain Range to Wetlands photography comp 2016-
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