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Howse Pass Viewpoint Sunset Panorama (Partial).jpg
A 180° panorama looking south at sunset from the Howse Pass Viewpoint near Saskatchewan River Crossing on the Icefields Parkway at the David Thompson Highway 11 intersection. The scene includes the North Saskatchewan River, the peaks of the Continental Divide to the south including Mt. Cephren, and Mt. Murchison at left. Howse Pass, site of the famous passage used for a time by David Thompson in the fur trade in the early 1800s, is at right. The river plain here was also a sacred site for the Pikanii First Nation people. I shot the frames for this 6-section panorama August 12, 2014 using the Canon 5D MkII and Rokinon 14mm lens, portrait orientation, and stitched them with PTGui. The layout would make for a great 2-page spread in a magazine, with sky space for headlines and type.