On a windy day in the Crowsnest Pass, I stopped along the highway to take a photo of the centuries old Burmis Tree. The tree, some 800 years old, has welcomed people home to the valley and is a true statement of the strength of the people.
I parked my car in Bellevue, hightailed it across Highway 3 and climbed up on the cliff face that over looks the entire Crowsnest Pass. Far in the distance lies Crowsnest Mountain. Closer, the slopes of Turtle Mountain (Frank Slide) loom over the road snaking west.
On a cold, wind swept New Years Eve, the full moon hung bright over the tree tops, silhouetting the trees against the night sky.
With only twenty minutes left in 2012, I set out into the night with my tripod and Rebel t4I camera in hand to capture the beauty of the full moon as it lit up Turtle Mountain and the town of Frank below.