Dawn at Two Jack Lake in the Banff National Park

Two Jack Sunrise in Banff - © Christopher Martin-2600

With the cooler days that have come with November, we have had some snow fall up in the mountains.  I went up to Two Jack Lake for sunrise on Friday to see how things would look with a bit of snow in the picture.  Facing Mount Rundle and her reflection in the water there was just the odd skiff of snow along the shoreline.  The color deepened in the sky for a few minutes before it started to color the clouds clinging to the mountain.

Two Jack Sunrise in Banff - © Christopher Martin-2610

Two Jack Sunrise in Banff - © Christopher Martin-2607-2

When I first arrived, the sun was still a while away from lighting up the clouds.  The darker scene, below, allowed for a longer exposure and more stretch to the clouds and water.

Two Jack Sunrise in Banff - © Christopher Martin-2585

I love this time of year when snow starts to build up and the scenic opportunities shift to one dominated by the white blanket that settles unevenly across the land.  Winter in the Banff National Park is probably my favourite time of the year there.  It is exciting to be on the edge of it.

Two Jack Sunrise in Banff - © Christopher Martin-2648



15 responses

  1. Wow the pictures are amazing! You have some very good equipment.

    December 27, 2015 at 5:55 pm

  2. lensaddiction

    Really like that third image with the ice in the foreground

    November 10, 2015 at 12:43 am

  3. Anonymous

    I love your photos and the photos of areas surrounding Calgary take me to days gone by. I don’t get out into this splendor as often as I wish I could, so thank you for reminding me of how fortunate I am to live in this grandeur.

    November 9, 2015 at 7:43 am

  4. So tranquil – I just want to step into them and stay a while.

    November 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm

  5. Drea Breann Salas

    Beautiful mixture of colors ❤

    November 7, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    • Thank you Drea – Mother Nature shared her beauty with me, I had the easy job by comparison 🙂

      November 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm

  6. Lennon Carlyle

    Awe-inspiring! Thank you for sharing these with us.

    November 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

  7. wow awesome I loved this sooooo much 🙂

    November 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

  8. Anonymous

    Lovely photos of Two Jack Lake. We used to cross country ski there so I have rarely seen it without ice and snow. Thanks for the memories!

    November 7, 2015 at 10:41 am

    • Those are great memories. I think the snow and ice will be returning in force soon – I will share more from there then!

      November 8, 2015 at 11:00 pm

  9. Spectacular, Christopher.

    November 7, 2015 at 10:32 am

  10. franciscocamacho2016

    …so beautiful..!!! Great shot..!!! 👌

    November 7, 2015 at 10:14 am

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