My role at work requires a good deal of travel. While most of that travel is far from exotic, occasionally I get lucky. A trip to Banff for work was one of those lucky moments. It was my first time in the area, so I took an extra day all to myself to wander around. If you’ve been to Banff, you know that it’s a living Canadian postcard. I was determined to work for my images, though, and hiked up Tunnel Mountain. The hike was easy in terms of even ground, but there was a constant angle working against me, up and down the mountain. I took a lot of breaks and disguised it as making pictures, rather than looking out of shape. One lookout area gave me both the Bow Valley and Mount Rundle in a single view, so out came the gear and I made several captures. It was only during processing that I thought to test the image as black and white. As soon as I made the decision, I couldn’t go back to color on this scene. While I’m nowhere near his level of expertise, the image reminded me of work by Ansel Adams.