Breathtaking image…▼ Reshared Post From William McIntosh ▼On The 8th Day, God Created Wild Goose IslandSo the suggestion was that we would all meet up with Tom at the Many Glacier Hotel and then we might grab some dinner before heading out to do some night photography after our arrival on Thursday night.  I believe my response was something along the lines of…."If we drop by St Mary Lake and it’s EPIC with sun streaming through broken clouds over Wild Goose Island and it looks like God himself is telling us to run and get the tripods, maaaaybe we should stop and take some shots."So….that’s pretty much what happened. We turned the corner coming around from the parking lot and five jaws hit the ground in unison.  Tom met us at the lake and we elected him to go first into the bear infested woods to blaze a trail down to the shoreline.  Over the next two hours, we were treated to some of most fantastic crepuscular rays I’ve ever seen.  Just before we lost the sun for the night, it burst through from the West and lit up the entire range on our left.   I have to admit that shooting conditions were a bit of a challenge as I lost the lens cap to my Nikon 14-24 down a rocky crevasse (putting a BIG dent in my photography plans for the weekend) and the darn wind kept trying to blow us off our feet. But all five us soldiered on and barely spoke as we quickly began filling up our cards trying to capture each epic scene as it unfolded before us. As for the title, St. Mary Lake is just plain stunning no matter where you stand on that shoreline.  But Wild Goose Island simply puts it in a class by itself.   There’s just something about that solitary little patch of trees in that vast expanse of greenish-blue water that takes your breath away.  As if God wasn’t satisfied with this stunning lake and just had to add that one final touch.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9G7I/5253e714

Breathtaking image…

▼ Reshared Post From William McIntosh ▼

On The 8th Day, God Created Wild Goose Island

So the suggestion was that we would all meet up with Tom at the Many Glacier Hotel and then we might grab some dinner before heading out to do some night photography after our arrival on Thursday night.  I believe my response was something along the lines of….

"If we drop by St Mary Lake and it’s EPIC with sun streaming through broken clouds over Wild Goose Island and it looks like God himself is telling us to run and get the tripods, maaaaybe we should stop and take some shots."

So….that’s pretty much what happened. We turned the corner coming around from the parking lot and five jaws hit the ground in unison.  Tom met us at the lake and we elected him to go first into the bear infested woods to blaze a trail down to the shoreline.  Over the next two hours, we were treated to some of most fantastic crepuscular rays I’ve ever seen.  Just before we lost the sun for the night, it burst through from the West and lit up the entire range on our left.   I have to admit that shooting conditions were a bit of a challenge as I lost the lens cap to my Nikon 14-24 down a rocky crevasse (putting a BIG dent in my photography plans for the weekend) and the darn wind kept trying to blow us off our feet. But all five us soldiered on and barely spoke as we quickly began filling up our cards trying to capture each epic scene as it unfolded before us. 

As for the title, St. Mary Lake is just plain stunning no matter where you stand on that shoreline.  But Wild Goose Island simply puts it in a class by itself.   There’s just something about that solitary little patch of trees in that vast expanse of greenish-blue water that takes your breath away.  As if God wasn’t satisfied with this stunning lake and just had to add that one final touch.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9G7I/5253e714

Demo Reel 2012 from Christoph Benfey on Vimeo.

I’m a Director & Cinematographer operating out of the GTA. Currently seeking representation, and accepting bookings for 2013. These are some clips from some exciting projects I had the pleasure of working on this past year!

I’m so grateful to all the production companies and people that have helped me to achieve my dream of doing this for a living. It would be impossible to name everyone, but to name a few:

Katie Harrison, Jim Morrison, Chris Wardle, Michael Pett of Colourblind Productions, all the guys at CreateMedia, L.V.X., Jason Matos, Kolab Cinema, Martinus Geleynse of Urbanicity, & the great city of Hamilton (and by that, I mean the people who are actually getting stuff done here!).

Now I just have to finish my website…