Story Behind the Print, Climb

Snowy trees in Canadian mountains
Snowy trees in Canadian mountains

Elizabeth is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer who has been working in the industry for over 10 years. Inexorably drawn to the urban environment, her images are often heavily centred around shape and texture.
From the photographer:
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir
There is something nearly indescribable about the still quietness you experience in the snow. It’s a different kind of silence; a snow silence. In amongst the trees and on the side of the mountain at a height of 3500 feet, your own shallow breathing is all you can hear as you sit and take in your surroundings.
It’s a moment to catch your breath and marvel at the scale and beauty of the large fir trees. If you look closely you might even catch a glimpse of the spring colours just starting to peek through the heavy blanket of snow.
This print is part of a series taken towards the end of winter while journeying through Alberta and British Colombia.
I travelled along the Powder Highway and right through the heart of the Rocky Mountains in search of great images and fresh snow to ski. I found both with little effort.