Banff Springs Obscured

Banff Springs Obscured

While this isn't a very wintery shot - it was shot in the summer - it's of a great place to be in the winter: Banff and in particular, the Banff Springs Hotel.

I've never stayed in the hotel but I have hung out there and it is really impressive. The hotel is over 100 years old and has that gigantic presence that modern buildings just don't seem to have.

As for Banff itself, there was a time that I was snowboarding there nearly every day and I certainly miss it and the amazing snow that falls all winter long and into the spring. We do have Whistler near Vancouver but it's about a two hour drive which puts it just beyond that quick and easy driving range - especially at the end of a monster day of boarding. The local mountains are fifteen minutes away, but there's nothing like having champaign powder an hour away. If you add an insanely great meal at the Grizzly House afterwards, you'd have my definition of H E A V E N. A heaven I'm happy to say that I've experienced many times.

Those times were all about the boarding, eating and drinking and there really wasn't much room for photography. I do have some shots (actual prints!) from back then, I'll have to dig them out and scan them.

Fuji Velvia 100, scanned, de-saturated, sharpened in Photoshop.

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Banff Springs Obscured

Banff Springs Obscured

While this isn't a very wintery shot - it was shot in the summer - it's of a great place to be in the winter: Banff and in particular, the Banff Springs Hotel.

I've never stayed in the hotel but I have hung out there and it is really impressive. The hotel is over 100 years old and has that gigantic presence that modern buildings just don't seem to have.

As for Banff itself, there was a time that I was snowboarding there nearly every day and I certainly miss it and the amazing snow that falls all winter long and into the spring. We do have Whistler near Vancouver but it's about a two hour drive which puts it just beyond that quick and easy driving range - especially at the end of a monster day of boarding. The local mountains are fifteen minutes away, but there's nothing like having champaign powder an hour away. If you add an insanely great meal at the Grizzly House afterwards, you'd have my definition of H E A V E N. A heaven I'm happy to say that I've experienced many times.

Those times were all about the boarding, eating and drinking and there really wasn't much room for photography. I do have some shots (actual prints!) from back then, I'll have to dig them out and scan them.

Fuji Velvia 100, scanned, de-saturated, sharpened in Photoshop.

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Posted: 2006-12-13 | 06:20


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