Winter in Lake Louise: snow, ice and water


Last weekend I spent the morning looking for wildlife along the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park.  I drove along, stopping several times for short hikes to get a view over the river valley or along a creek into the forest.  None of the animals graced me with their presence but the land made it a good morning nonetheless.  In Banff, the lakes are frozen but there was very little snow on the ground.  Halfway towards Lake Louise, the snow was more prevalent and when I got to the lake, the trees were heavy with snow, the ground was well-covered and winter was firmly set.  It has been a couple of years since I wandered along the lake shore in winter with camera in hand.  I enjoyed the time, working to create some images while listening to the multilingual hum from the other visitors as they came and went.  It was a good time to be up there to photograph.  The snow was falling gently, the river that drains out of the northeastern end of the lake was yet to freeze over and the clouds were moving fast so the peaks were in and out of view.  Lot’s of dynamic elements to weave together into a variety of images.  This was my favourite from a relaxed morning doing what I love.

11 responses

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  3. Your photos are awe inspiring.

    November 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm

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  5. Angy


    November 25, 2016 at 11:39 am

  6. Gorgeous photos!

    November 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  7. Jim Streeter

    wonderful reflection

    November 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

  8. Frosty


    November 24, 2016 at 10:13 am

  9. Reblogged this on clawingmywayin and commented:
    Beauty naturally

    November 24, 2016 at 9:44 am

  10. Beautiful! Thanks 4 sharing.

    November 24, 2016 at 9:43 am

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