Mount Rundle is one of the famous landmarks in Banff National Park. Any given evening you can expect to find photographers trying to get that perfect sunset shot of Mt Rundle with its reflections in Vermillion Lake. No worries – there is plenty of space so it never feels crowded.

Every sunset is different and sitting on the dock admiring the stages it takes is one of my favourite moments when visiting this national park.

This evening the sunset started off with a peachy colour while the last rays of the sun coloured the tops of Mount Rundle orange.

Sunset Banff National Park

Blogging goals for 2016

As we are admiring the sunset I’ll spend some time reflecting over 2015 and try to set goals for 2016. Feel free to skip down to the next photo as I realise this might only be interesting to me – but I find putting things down on paper and sharing it is very helpful for goal setting.

Narrowing down my niche – ourdoorsy photography

2015 was my first year blogging and I learnt a lot. Photography is an area I would like to develop my skills on in 2016. I have started using Lightroom to improve my photos and did a Photoshop course at the end of 2015. I am also going to complete reading ‘Understanding Exposure – How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera’.

Being active on social media

I joined social networks Twitter, Instagram and Facebook in 2015. Trying to be active on all 3 channels takes a lot of time. My focus area for 2016 will be on Instagram as I find it great for sharing photos and reaching out to a different audience. You’ll find me as @69_degrees_north on Instagram.

Getting outdoors

I found that trying to blog about all our outdoor adventures actually made me spend less time outdoors. Hey – that wasn’t the intention! For 2016 there will not be more than one blog post a week, likely a bit less. The rest of the time you’ll find me outdoors.

Sunset Banff National Park

As the sun set the colour cooled of and turned into a lighter peach – before it turned all pink.

Sunset Banff National Park

I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring

– David Bowie

Have you set yourself or your blog any goals for 2016? Please feel free to drop a comment, we’d love to hear about it.

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