Sunrise over Mount Rundle

Sky fire reflected - 2013 © Christopher Martin

The second sunrise at Vermilion Lake this weekend produced some wonderful images this weekend.  There was a break between clouds and mountain peaks farther east so the clouds above Mount Rundle and the lake were painted with this amazing light.  One of the best mornings that I have had in the Banff National Park.

Out of the grasses and into dawn - 2013 © Christopher Martin

The hot springs that seep into the water along the chain of lakes allow for a few pools without ice to remain open through the winter.  These pools pull many photographers to their shores and this morning was no exception.  It’s always interesting how quiet these moments become even with five other photographers nearby.  The better the light gets, the quieter it usually becomes.  It was silent at the peak of this morning’s sunrise.

Rundle winds - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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Vermilion reflections - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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Starting the rise - 2013 © Christopher Martin

10 responses

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  3. Oh my ….

    March 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

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  5. I was remembering the last one in redish tones. This is mountain splendor at its finest!

    February 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm

  6. Happy to share that best morning with you – and I didn’t even have to get up early for it. Gorgeous.

    February 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm

  7. These are gorgeous. I biked along the Vermilion Lakes in autumn a few years ago. You living in a stunningly beautiful area.

    February 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm

  8. Nature put on quite a show and you did justice to it.

    February 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  9. Beautiful Chris! Starting to look like May around here eh? Photographers will rejoice after last night’s snowfall! Beautiful work!

    February 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

    • Thanks Paul. The weather is strange for sure – pretty fun working with whatever gets handed out. Your Peyto image with the Aurora on 2/13 is spectacular. Enjoy the weekend, happy shooting.

      February 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

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