Two Jack Lake

Two Jack Lake

Two Jack Lake

Banff National Park, Alberta

January 11, 2019

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Two Jack Lake

I’m sure you’ve heard of how beautiful Moraine Lake is. Well for my first time up to the lake I decided to go in early winter after a fresh heavy snow, just to make things more interesting.

This had to be one of the most miserably long hikes I have ever done but with that and the fact that the weather hide the amazing views from me, I have no regrets about this epic trip!

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Hours

Photos Taken

With just the first bit of sun coming up this scene still has the cold blue hour feeling and super soft colors.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 3.0 sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Jan. 11, 2019 | 8:09am

Originally I wanted to avoid this area because I didn’t think the ice that had been skated on looked very good, but once the sunrise really set off and the ice picked up the beautiful coloring I threw my camera over my should and ran to a new spot.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 1.3 sec

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 100

Jan. 11, 2019 | 8:15am

I couldn’t resist getting in close on Mt. Rundle and catching the pink coloring being soaked up by each of the small ridges.

 

Focal Length: 34mm

Exposure: 0.4 sec

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 100

Jan. 11, 2019 | 8:24am

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Lake Agnes

Lake Agnes

Lake Agnes

Banff National Park, Alberta

January 10, 2019

Also from this trip:

Two Jack Lake

Two Jack LakeBanff National Park, AlbertaJanuary 11, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Two Jack LakeI’m sure you’ve heard of how beautiful Moraine Lake is. Well for my first time up to the lake I decided to go in early winter after a fresh heavy...

Lake Agnes

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Lake Louise Train Station

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Lake Agnes

After coming to a harsh realization that I would not be able to hike very far on the Moraine Lake road, I turned back to Lake Louise for plan B.

Lake Agnes is one of the most popular hiking trails around Lake Louise and therefore is a miserable experiences in the warm months. Luckily in the winter barley anyone goes up there and the views are just as good as the summer. If you get the chance take a hike up there but make sure you check the avalanche reports before starting!

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Hours

Photos Taken

Another different view from Lake Louise, where it’s something that everyone looks at but rarely gets photographed. I really like mood in the clouds surrounding this peak and the snow covered trees.

 

Focal Length: 28mm

Exposure: 1/160sec

Aperture: f/5.0

ISO: 100

Jan. 10, 2019 | 9:38am

Intimate landscape shots are not something I generally take, but in this case these trees stood out to me because they seam so well layered and with the little snow fluffs to give some definition I think this image is fairly nice to look at.

 

Focal Length: 60mm

Exposure: 1/50sec

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 100

Jan. 10, 2019 | 10:32am

One of the coolest things about visiting spots like this in winter is knowing that this exact shot has been taken hundreds of times, but rarely in this way.

 

Focal Length: 18mm

Exposure: 1/160sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Jan. 10, 2019 | 11:01am

I’ve recently learned that zooming in on peaks can give some amazing results, the light at this point just needed to be shot close up because it was positioned so perfectly on the front face.

 

Focal Length: 75mm

Exposure: 1/200sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 100

Jan. 10, 2019 | 11:14am

Sometimes limitations are good in photography, for this shot I was limited by the fact that I was in an avalanche area and didn’t want to stop and pull out my Nikon so I had to make the short lens on the Canon work.

 

Focal Length: 45mm

Exposure: 1/640sec

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 160

Jan. 10, 2019 | 11:53am

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Lake Louise Train Station

Lake Louise Train Station

Lake Louise Train Station

Banff National Park, Alberta

January 9, 2019

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Two Jack Lake

Two Jack LakeBanff National Park, AlbertaJanuary 11, 2019Also from this trip: Keep going there's still more! Two Jack LakeI’m sure you’ve heard of how beautiful Moraine Lake is. Well for my first time up to the lake I decided to go in early winter after a fresh heavy...

Lake Agnes

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Lake Louise Train Station

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Lake Louise Train Station

So I’ll be honest, this hike was kind of a let down for two main reasons. First, I forgot to bring snowshoes so moving around was nearly impossible unless I walked on trails and there was only one train that passed through while I was in the area.

Even though the hike didn’t go as planned this was only the first of a three day trip with much better results in the latter days.

Also you may notice some of the photos in the gallery that don’t appear in the video these where taken after the hike but are definitely worth sharing.

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After waiting in this spot for a while for a train to come, I decided to snap a quick shot before giving up and heading out.

 

Focal Length: 27mm

Exposure: 1/1000sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 800

Jan. 9, 2018 | 1:37pm

I notice this shot while I was wandering around, it’s one of those shots that is nothing super special but is kind of interesting to look at.

 

Focal Length: 90mm

Exposure: 1/100sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 160

Jan. 9, 2018 | 2:41pm

Is it just me or is the texture created by snow and pine trees really nice to look at? It took a little effort but I was able to get a few rows of trees in the foreground to help give an idea of just how many trees your really looking at!

 

Focal Length: 52mm

Exposure: 1/125sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 160

Jan. 9, 2018 | 3:30pm

The typical Morant’s Curve shot, just with out a train. Personally I like it better this way because the image is more about the beautiful landscape instead of a man made steel beast.

 

Focal Length: 35mm

Exposure: 1/125sec

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 160

Jan. 9, 2018 | 3:32pm

By far the most recognizable mountain in Banff, Castle mountain stands proud no matter what time of year it is. This shot with soft afternoon lighting and heavy cloud cover really captures all the intricate details of the mountain.

 

Focal Length: 27mm

Exposure: 1/10sec

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 100

Jan. 9, 2018 | 4:08pm

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