This blog post comes a bit late, as the opening exhibition for this series was held back in October, but as the saying goes, late is better than never!
This past summer I spent a lot of time exploring the Elk River in and around my home of Fernie, BC. From the Headwaters at Elk Lakes Provincial Park to the confluence with Lake Koocanusa, the Elk River is one of the lifeblood of the communites in the Elk River Valley. Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie and Elko all rely on the Elk River and it's tributaries for water, economy, and recreation.
This photo essay brings you into my favourites from my 15-20 days of scouting, hiking, and photographing the Elk River. I chose to present them in panoramic format to show the width and depth of the river, valley and surrounding peaks. I used a long exposure in most of the images to provide a calming effect to the water and bring out some motion in the clouds. And, as usual I shot during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset to capture the beautiful glow of the sky and mountain tops.
All images are available as Limited Edition Prints. There are 20 canvas prints and 15 matted prints available for each image.
I'm also pleased to announce I will be donating 10% of the proceeds from any sales to the Elk River Alliance. The Elk River Alliance is a is a community-based water group that aims to connect people to the Elk River ensuring it is drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations. You can find more information about them at http://www.elkriveralliance.ca/.
With prices starting at $125, you can get yourself some fine art for your wall and help a great cause at the same time!