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(September, 2004)

Mario W. Schild


Scott Rowed

Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge in the Kicking Horse Canyon

A few kilometres east of Golden, British Columbia, Canada

6 to 6:30 pm, Mountain Daylight Time, September 22, 2004.

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The Kicking Horse Canyon east of Golden, British Columbia, is part of Canada's main east-west transportation corridor, with both the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway. The cliffs are steep and up to 5000 feet high. The rock is crumbly and unstable. The highway is steep and winding, earning it the dubious reputation of being the most dangerous section of the Trans-Canada Highway. Several hundred feet below the highway the railway winds beside the rapids of the Kicking Horse River, frequently going through tunnels and over bridges.

While scouting locations for one of my clients, I found this location with a tunnel and old-style bridge adjacent to each other. I spent several hours waiting for the sun to align with the tracks. During the shooting I had to be wary about trains, especially coming through the tunnel. The constant roar of the river drowned out the noise of oncoming trains.

Nikon D70 and a Nikon 10.5, ISO 200, f11 at 1/125 second, Raw. Homemade plywood and aluminum head. Manfrotto tripod with centerpost from light stand. Software: PTGui, PanocubePlus, Photoshop. Zenith and nadir patching aligned with Picture Window Pro.

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