Bee, Mount Revelstoke, B.C.

AUGUST 2002 – A bee collects pollen from a flower at the Mount Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Between Golden and Salmon Arm we passed Mount Revelstoke National Park and to take a side trip to the top using the Meadows In The Sky Parkway. The Parkway climbs for 26 km to the 1,920 m summit of Mount Revelstoke. The narrow road has many switchbacks, thus trailers and buses are not permitted.

When we finally reached the top, we not only had a tremendous view across the Columbia River but were also greeted by a rich nature. Flowers and bees obviously have a good time up there on Mount Revelstoke.

For this image I put the flower into the exact center of the image. While this is violating some of the ancient photography rules that suggest to virtually slice the image into thirds, I think it works extremely well here as the contrast, colors, and position, direct the viewer to the main attraction of the image. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date24-AUG-2002
LocationMount Revelstoke National Park, Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6449 x 3996 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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