Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Banff National Park, Alberta

October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018

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Lake Louise

Lake LouiseBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Lake LouiseAfter two days of good hiking I decided to take this sunset and sunrise pretty easy and focus on the Lake Louise area. For sunset I...

Lake Louise

Lake LouiseBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 17, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Lake LouiseNormally I don’t like the Lake Louise area, mostly because you can’t hike without bumping into people but when you go out late in the warm season and...

Twin Lakes

Twin LakesBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 16, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Twin LakesFirst day of a three day trip so I planned to keep it pretty easy, at least that was the thought… Overall this hike is not very hard but the trail had...

Keep going there’s still more!

Lake Louise

After two days of good hiking I decided to take this sunset and sunrise pretty easy and focus on the Lake Louise area.

For sunset I stayed in the town of Lake Louise and walk on one of the community trails that followed the river, the goal was to try and find some areas that aren’t tourist spots.

Then in the morning, I made my way up to Lake Louise with the hope that there wouldn’t be to many people so early in the morning and luckily there weren’t very many people and an absoultly beautiful sunrise.

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This picture makes me laugh every time I come across it because all I remember is seeing this cloud light up and absolutely booking it to a spot where I could get a good view. 

 

Focal Length: 75mm

Exposure: 1/8sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 17, 2018 | 6:56pm

Once I got the last shot and recovered my breath I took some time to look around my new vantage point and caught this little bit of after glow that create really nice separation between the sky and mountain.

 

Focal Length: 55mm

Exposure: 1/3sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 17, 2018 | 7:02pm

In most cases when trying to shoot a reflection, you want smooth conditions, but I think in this case the very soft reflection makes you focus more on the cabin rather than the reflection which usually takes center stage.

 

Focal Length: 52mm

Exposure: 25 sec

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 100

Oct. 18, 2018 | 7:23am

It always amazes me how quickly a view changes once the sun starts to come up. This image is very cold but has beautiful lighting on the glacier in the distance.

 

Focal Length: 10mm

Exposure: 30 sec

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 100

Oct. 18, 2018 | 7:34am

Where as this image is cold but also has the feeling of a warm sunrise with just the tip of the  glacier being covered in warm sunlight. This one won the portfolio spot over the previous one because I the feeling to this one is calming and optimistic, also I prefer having the rocks in the foreground.

 

Focal Length: 10mm

Exposure: 1.0 sec

Aperture: f/18

ISO: 100

Oct. 18, 2018 | 8:14am

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Banff National Park, Alberta

October 17, 2018

Also from this trip:

Lake Louise

Lake LouiseBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Lake LouiseAfter two days of good hiking I decided to take this sunset and sunrise pretty easy and focus on the Lake Louise area. For sunset I...

Lake Louise

Lake LouiseBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 17, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Lake LouiseNormally I don’t like the Lake Louise area, mostly because you can’t hike without bumping into people but when you go out late in the warm season and...

Twin Lakes

Twin LakesBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 16, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Twin LakesFirst day of a three day trip so I planned to keep it pretty easy, at least that was the thought… Overall this hike is not very hard but the trail had...

Keep going there’s still more!

Lake Louise

Normally I don’t like the Lake Louise area, mostly because you can’t hike without bumping into people but when you go out late in the warm season and early in the morning there is no one in sight!

The Plain of Six Glaciers is a truly spectacular area and being alone in such a popular area is an amazing feeling!

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Right near the end of sunrise can be the best time to catch amazing colors, this peak was directly opposite to where the sun was rising and I could see the pink start to climb down the mountain. It was really just a matter of waiting for the perfect amount of pink and hitting the shutter.

 

Focal Length: 170mm

Exposure: 1/30sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 17, 2018 | 8:14am

It’s always interesting seeing how certain mountains will take the sunrise coloring, in this case the light only lit the very front edge creating just little bit of color.

 

Focal Length: 44mm

Exposure: 1/30sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 17, 2018 | 8:16am

This is an area that has been photographed literally hundreds of times but I think I managed to catch a slightly different angle. In hind sight I wish I’d spent more time trying to get the creeks in the foreground and make them lead back to the glacier but all that means is this is a spot that I can revisit another time.

 

Focal Length: 15mm

Exposure: 1/160sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 17, 2018 | 1:12pm

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Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Banff National Park, Alberta

October 16, 2018

Also from this trip:

Lake Louise

Lake LouiseBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Lake LouiseAfter two days of good hiking I decided to take this sunset and sunrise pretty easy and focus on the Lake Louise area. For sunset I...

Lake Louise

Lake LouiseBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 17, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Lake LouiseNormally I don’t like the Lake Louise area, mostly because you can’t hike without bumping into people but when you go out late in the warm season and...

Twin Lakes

Twin LakesBanff National Park, AlbertaOctober 16, 2018Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Twin LakesFirst day of a three day trip so I planned to keep it pretty easy, at least that was the thought… Overall this hike is not very hard but the trail had...

Keep going there’s still more!

Twin Lakes

First day of a three day trip so I planned to keep it pretty easy, at least that was the thought…

Overall this hike is not very hard but the trail had at least an inch of packed ice on it, and with out spikes up hill took twice as long.

I also discovered that there is a beautiful backcountry campground beside upper twin lake that I will hopefully be able to get back to next summer.

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One of the main benefits of shooting mid-day is that you can get some really interesting black and white shots like this. The harsh light creates very strong contrast and in a location like this the contrast between the snow and rock is what makes this shot work.

 

Focal Length: 24mm

Exposure: 1/100sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 16, 2018 | 2:07pm

Frozen waterfalls, probably the coolest thing about winter in the mountains. I always love finding spots like this in late fall where you’ve got a frozen falls and liquid lake.

 

Focal Length: 200mm

Exposure: 1/30sec

Aperture: f/18

ISO: 250

Oct. 16, 2018 | 2:77pm

The funny part about this picture is that I would never have noticed it if I hadn’t be interrupted while shooting Castle Mountain. I was in the bed of my truck staying focused on Castle Mountain when a couple gentle men in an RV came up an asked me a bunch of questions and when I turned around to answer them I saw this view and nearly jumped!

 

Focal Length: 50mm

Exposure: 0.8 sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Oct. 16, 2018 | 7:10pm

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