Waterton Red Rock Canyon in the Fall

Waterton Red Rock canyon in the early evening light. The warm colors of early evening and the Red Rock make this a collector print that will warm up any space. A view of Red Rock Canyon that most people miss out on.

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Waterton Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon a long history

I remember being able to drive to Red Rock Canyon year round. Seeing the canyon full of snow and the water frozen solid is amazing. I use to snowshoe or ski from the parking lot up to snowshoe cabin. Sad that the park closes it now in the fall. It use to be a major destination for cross country skiers from around the world. In the middle of winter you would drive up there to find a dozen cars in the parking lot and everyone out on an adventure.

Bridge over Red Rock canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park
Bridge at Red Rock Canyon Waterton Lakes National Park

As nice as winter was at Red Rock Canyon there has to be something said about a warm fall day and the colors of autumn. When you stay late enough the parking lot empties and the noise fades. Nothing better then just the sound of the flowing water.

Red Rock Canyon Waterton Lakes National Park
Butterly, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Waterton Art Gallery
Catching the evening rays, Red Rock Canyon Waterton Lakes

Leaving Red Rock Canyon – Waterton

Blackiston Valley, Waterton Park Alberta
Smokey sunset Blackiston Valley, Waterton Lakes National Park

A nice things about having your home with you is the fact that you do not have to rush anyplace. As I was leaving Red Rock parking lot the sun was starting to set so I stopped to do a couple more sunset pictures. Then I noticed the moon starting to rise to the east. I pulled off the road and waited a few minutes till the moon rose over the mountains. A full moon and no clouds! It made Waterton seem even more magical under the light of the moon.

Moon Rise, Waterton lakes National Park, Waterton, Waterton Art Gallery
Moon rise – Leaving Red Rock Canyon as the moon started to rise above the mountains

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About Mike

Mike Paterson, the photographer, started taking photos seriously back in 1985 while living in Waterton Lakes National Park. I can remember all my life enjoying great photos. I always thought that the people that took these photos must be something special. They would see a scene that others would pass by. I think the first time I picked up a camera was when I was 15 or 16. Those pictures for the time were cutting edge. Technology was making huge strides and photography was coming to the masses. Cameras were coming out that could do so much more.

First Camera

The first camera that I can remember was a Kodak 126 camera. It was simple and easy to use. The problem with the camera was that it was so limited. I started looking for a camera that would allow me to grow as my knowledge grew. One issue that I found immediately was how much misleading information was pushed as truth. This was even before the Internet. It took years of research before I was comfortable enough to buy a camera and start taking pictures as a business.

I remember, in fact I still have, the image that started me on the photography journey. It was on a winters ski trip in the river bottom in Lethbridge. I had taken pictures before but this one was the one that sent me over the edge from a occasional photographer to a life long photographer.

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