In order to take advantage of the size of canvas I was working with, I chose one of the more dramatic and recognizable scenes of the Canadian Rockies. Athabasca Glacier and its surroundings, are one of the most panoramic and expansive views in the world and I wanted to capture that immensity of the ice fields, from a perspective the majority of visitors never see. In August, I hiked halfway up Mount Wilcox to get as many different perspectives as I could to compose this piece. I was up there for hours waiting for the clouds to open up perfectly. The effort was well worth it as I feel I could capture the grandeur and scope of one of the magnificent natural landscapes in Canada.