Zach Doehler 🎨 Creating art through photography.
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"Blue Hour Cityscapes" 🌃
3,075024 October, 2019
"Flakes of Gold" 🍂
An image from a couple weeks back when I had the chance to stay in Canmore, Alberta for a few days. This place is so beautiful. It was easy to become overwhelmed by the idea of how many amazing spots were there to photograph. But I managed to narrow it down to the spots I wanted to visit most, and this was one of the local ponds in Canmore that I just had to come to. The Fall colors were popping when I was there in September and I was able to catch them just before the first snowstorm came through and covered them all up. 🌨
11,492023 October, 2019
"Alpine Dreamland" 🥀
7,237021 October, 2019
"Lakeside Serenity" 🌥
A calm morning at one of my favorite lakes in the Rockies. I caught sunrise here that morning and pretty much had the whole place to myself until an hour after the sun had risen. Early morning sure is a great time to shoot, especially if you want to beat the crowds.
9,347020 October, 2019
"Colorful Chasms II" 💧
A bit of a wider vertical composition from a recent shoot I did at one of my favorite waterfalls on the island. I came here about a month ago and caught a beautiful sunset while I was here. The flow of the water was just perfect and the pink hues in the sky really added to the overall beauty of the scene. I don't normally photograph waterfalls at sunset, but I think I'm going to have to try doing this more often. I returned to this waterfall again yesterday but because of all the rain we've been receiving lately, the flow is just insane and is too much for a good photo here. But I'm quite excited for Winter when I'll be able to photograph this scene with some snow and possibly some icicles... It's going to be interesting. ❄
9,639019 October, 2019
For day-to-day shooting, I don't often use my telephoto lens. I often find that personally for scenes local to me on Vancouver Island, it's difficult to find a meaningful composition with my 70-200. But whenever I'm out in the mountains, it seems like my telephoto lens is surprisingly on my camera more often than my wide-angle is. It's fascinating to me how there are so many interesting scenes and compositions that can be picked out of a landscape with a tighter focal length. The mountains are the perfect place for that as a telephoto lens really allows you to show the immensity of these rock faces. I recommend for anyone planning a trip to a fairly mountainous region; make sure to pack a telephoto!
8,930018 October, 2019
"A Night Beneath the Stars" 🌌
This image is a blue hour blend from my recent hike up into the central mountain range of Vancouver Island. This was my first time ever solo backpacking. I've been really interested in hiking for over a year now and I've done a lot of hikes with friends all over Vancouver Island. But for the past few weeks, I've been contemplating what it would be like to hike up in the mountains and camp by myself for the night. It wasn't necessarily an ideal situation, but I knew that as long as I was prepared, I'd be fine. There was some great weather in the forecast last week and I decided to send a one-nighter up a peak that I've been wanting to hike up for a while now. The views were ridiculous up here and I was so stoked that I pushed through and decided to do this hike. I photographed midday, sunset, astro, and sunrise all within 24 hours up here. And the conditions were just perfect. Though I feared the idea of a solo hike in the past, I think it's safe to say that I'd gladly do it again. If you have an opportunity in your week to be up in the mountains, might as well take it.
8,314017 October, 2019
"The Valley of Shadows" 🌥
5,336016 October, 2019
"Twilight Café" 🌌
Some blue hour goodness from one of my favorite spots to photograph in the Canadian Rockies. Last year when I visited this place for the first time, I was only able to spend a few hours during the middle of the day here. Fortunately, with my recent trip to the Rockies, I was able to catch sunset, blue hour, and sunrise here. It's amazing how much a location can change when the lighting conditions are different. Blue hour sure is an amazing time to photograph landscapes, and I'm trying to use that soft lighting to my advantage more often now.
9,138015 October, 2019
It was crazy to see just how impacted Kootenay National Park was by the fires in recent years. A big portion of this park appears to just be a wildfire wasteland as of today. Fortunately, you can already start to see the forest beginning it's healing process when you look a little closer. It's a pleasant sight to see given what has happened to it with the fires.
7,684014 October, 2019
"Sunwapta Serenity" 🍃
One of my absolute favorite waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies. This spot has it all for a picture perfect composition. A double river that meets into one epic waterfall; doesn't get a whole lot better than that in my opinion. Glad I was able to visit this spot and spend more time here than the last time I was here in 2018. Also, just a note for those curious, the trees are actually that colour of red. It might look cool for photos, but the change in colour is due to the pine beetle infestation that has spread throughout Jasper in recent years. It's sad to see how massive of an impact the beetle has had in the park. And the reason it has gotten so bad is due to the fact that the park of Jasper decided it was simply a natural cause and did nothing about it. Whereas surrounding parks like Banff did an excellent job attacking the pine beetle right away and thus is the reason you don't see many red trees in Banff National Park. It's a sad sight to see in Jasper but it's just a glimpse of reality when unnatural causes get out of hand...