Columbia Icefields by Night

By: Alan Dyer


Region: Americas

Site: Jasper National Park - Canada

Spot: Columbia Icefields

Date: 2014 September 7

A 180 panorama from southwest to northeast of the Columbia Icefields by night, under bright moonlight. The Big Dipper and Arcturus are at right and center, respectively, to the north. Pity there was no aurora! Light from the waxing gibbous Moon off frame to the left in the south illuminates the landscape. The Milky Way is barely visible at left, washed out by the moonlight. Taken from the upper parking lot, not far from the Icefields Parkway, a higher vantage point for a better view of Athabasca Glacier at left, which cannot now be seen well from the lower parking lot as it has receded so far.
This is a 6-segment panorama with the 16-35mm lens at 22mm and at f/2.8, each 20 seconds at ISO 800 with the Canon 5D MkII. Stitched with PTGui.

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