Perfect Bob Ross framing. Look at those happy little trees.
One of the ~~best~~ most over-processed pictures I have ever taken.
I think it's a very good composition, but the image itself is overexposed, not capitalizing on the dynamic range of the scene.
looks like a pic from a n oldschool textbook
Looks like a creepy painting that would be hanging up in The Shining's hotel
The 80's and 90's called and want their Bob Ross painting back.
Why is every picture here saturated to death? Can't we just have natural, beautiful pictures?
If I've got my bearings right, you are actually looking at Wapta Mountain, my favorite place on Earth, from the observatory across Emerald lake.
Wapta Mountain is really cool because it's home to the [Burgess Shale](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgess_Shale
), one of the most important paleontology sites, which contains incredibly old fossils from the Cambrian era (half a BILLION years ago!) when some of the [strangest organisms](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallucigenia
In fact, there are tour groups that hike up the mountain (only about a dozen a day when the season is open) on a ~7 mile path. The actual site for the Burgess Shale is in this picture! If memory serves, it's about 5/6ths up the mountain located near where the boundary forms between the higher peak on the left side of the picture and the lower peak on the right. There's a rounded section that meets a very steep section and it's right in there. I don't know that I'd be able to discern the exact spot, in part because it's about the size of a small garage, and if you look carefully, the trees closest to that spot appear tiny despite being rather large.
The building right by where this picture was taken from has a telescope fixed on the Burgess Shale to prevent people from messing up the site, and our guide said there were a ton of hidden cameras near as well.
You can't really tell, but the trees that are closer to the top of the mountain, especially where there are frequent rock slides (those bare rock paths down the mountain of the left side) have no branches on the uphill side. They have all been broken/torn off by falling rocks.
Thank you so much for posting, OP!
Looks like we were in a very similar area! was this recently?
And it was all taken on the brand new IPhone X
Beautiful shot. In the future try and time it for golden hour. Midday sunlight is very harsh, landscape photography really benefit from the rising or setting sun.