morants curve

Morant’s Curve | Alberta, Canada

My first trip to Alberta, Canada this past January seriously blew my mind. I’ve always loved being in the mountains, and I’ve seen some beautiful mountains ranges (Sierra Nevada, American Rockies, Appalachian, French Alps) but I don’t think any of them prepared me for the Canadian Rockies. They are hands down the most dramatic and impressive mountains I’ve ever seen. Starring up at them in disbelief was a regular occurrence all throughout the brief 5 days we spent up there. If you get a chance to go up there, make sure you do it. I may even be doing a workshop up there next spring so you might have a chance pretty soon!

Anyway, this is a new shot I hadn’t processed yet at a place called Morant’s Curve. This view was made famous by a photographer for the Canadian Pacific Railway by the name of Nicholas Morant. The CPR trains come around the curve a few times a day, sporting their striking red paint jobs which stand out beautifully against the Bow River and the snow capped mountains. Unfortunately for us, we missed the train by a few minutes (it passed us by about 5 minutes before we got to the pull off). Maybe next time I’ll get it, but despite missing it, it’s still such an incredible view!

morants curve