The resort needed photos for a tourist installation in the centre of Lake Louise. This shoot was challenging due to the fact that the surrounding Larches losing the majority of their needles by the time I got around to the shoot.
Just an FYI, Larch trees lose their needles within a surprisingly short time. The second challenge was having access to the “Models” for a only couple of hours.
We must have done something right, however, as the photo in the lower left is now proudly displayed in the centre of Lake Louise.
The last update where Lake Louise will still be running summer operations. Like a lot of weekly updates it was shot hastily due to time constraints.
Unfortunately my tripod had been broken leaving me to brace my camera with two hands and my eye on the eyepiece. It is a good example of just how shaky footage can be without a tripod and how much that can detract from the clips message.
There was definitely something nice about not filming Rocket at -20 on top of a windblown ridge-line. Don’t get me wrong I get off on doing that, but the filming of this episode was just… Pleasant. I could handle the camera with bare hands not needing gloves, i didn’t have to fret about dropping a piece of equipment in the snow and loosing it, my batteries didn’t die from cold after 10 minutes.
The other great thing about summer filming is that i get two weeks to collect footage from all over the mountain to put in the episode, not just one day.
I tell friends that Canada is like two different countries. A winter wonderland for 8 months of the year and a summer paradise for the few months that are left. Here are some of the more memorable photos that I took during my summer time at Lake Louise.
One of the first attempts at creating summer content. Without skiing to focus on I needed another subject to appeal to audiences. Luckily we have Grizzly bears roaming the mountain in summer. Wild bears are always a favorite.