Whenever you are on a road trip with Jeff Clow, be prepared to take a lot of road shot photos. I mean lots of them. Jeff is a Jedi Master of these type of shots and he is always on the lookout for them. On last week's trip to Banff and Jasper National Parks, he was in his glory as the 140-mile Icefields Parkway that connects the two parks is a treasure trove of possible road shots. It is often comical to stop suddenly along the parkway and fifteen photographers hop out of their cars and run to the middle of the road to get a shot. It is a challenge as every car that approaches pulls over to the side of the road thinking we have spotted a grizzly bear. When they find out that there is no bear, they often drive off in a huff.
This shot was not actually a road shot at all. We stopped at the Parker Ridge parking area close to the Banff - Jasper border. Most of my fellow photographers went off to the right to shoot the valley. I noticed the small snow squall to the left of the mountain and thought it would make a cool road shot. I guess Jeff is rubbing off on me.