This image of Mount Kidd from an outing to Kananaskis Country, Alberta in May 2005 is what I would consider to be my turning point image. I’ve been (casually) photographing for a few years before this, but my images were lacking and I couldn’t quite figure out why. I guess I’m a really slow learner!
Shortly before this trip, I attended Darwin’s seminar on mountain photography and it was at this seminar that I learned about light (sidelight/front light/backlight) and how to control it (ND Grad filters/time of day, etc). I was so excited! I bought my first set of ND Grads and headed out to my favorite place in the mountains where I made this image. Image details: Canon 10D with a Tamron 19-35mm lens at 19mm and a ND Grad Filter.