Walcott on photography in the Rockies

Getting these shots required patience and skill. Walcott himself commented: “Often in the Canadian Rockies days will pass in which atmospheric conditions are unfavorable for an extended view — dust blown in from the plains, smoke from forest fires . . . the best conditions usually occur after a heavy storm of either snow or rain has cleared the air.” (National Geographic magazine, June 1911).
 

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