Jailbreak by Scott Aspinall
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December 6, 2019

A friend and I arrived to Jasper National Park late the night before and slept in a hostel near the trailhead for our hike to Tonquin Valley. I had hopes of photographing the massive Mt. Edith Cavell that morning, but upon waking up we saw quickly that the mountain was still covered in cloud. After ditching that idea, we hopped into the car and drove to the only area that appeared to be getting any light, Pyramid Mountain. After catching some beautiful sunrise light on the mountain we made a quick stop at a grove of aspen trees along the road. After hiking in a short while, I set up a composition with these aspen trees framing the lone conifer in light. I couldn't believe my dumb luck when a herd of deer began to wander through my scene. I snapped 20 photos or so and this is the one where the deer were positioned perfectly.

185mm · f/11.0 · 1/15s · ISO 100
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