Early morning at Two Jack Lake

After a long night of spectacular auroras which I enjoyed from the western shore of Lake Minnewanka (one post here and the other there), I went to nearby Two Jack Lake to catch the sunrise.  The clouds, the sun and the mountains all conspired to present an amazing start to the morning.  The wind was a bit mischievous as it blew softly but steadily over the water breaking up Mount Rundle’s reflection in the image above and Mount Girouard’s in the one below.

At one point a Canada goose entered the water and I liked the way she showed up in this image blurring slightly during the 1.6 second exposure as it paddled by.

The goose carried on to the far side of the lake.  Later a paddle boarder followed the goose’s lead and went out for an early tour around the lake.  She was there with a photographer for a shoot – a pretty great morning for that.  I liked being able to add in a shot of her gliding across the water.

I packed up the tripod as the colour in the sky started to fade out and with the boarder making several passes in front of the scene which kept the water rippled.  I stopped at the overlook above the lake about twenty minutes later and made this last image of the paddle boarder silhouetted against the sunlit mountains reflecting in the water.

14 responses

  1. Wow! This is really really nice! I love the pictures! It’s absolutely amazing!

    June 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm

  2. Such amazing colours! Definitely worth staying up for, and such a great way to end what looks like a truly amazing night.

    June 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm

  3. Beautiful pictures! You are such a great photographer.

    June 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm

  4. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! I hope to see this place with my own eyes some day.

    June 5, 2017 at 6:13 am

  5. Gorgeous. Especially like the golden paddler.

    June 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm

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    June 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

  7. Awesome!

    June 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm

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    June 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

  9. Beautiful images Christopher. That last one of the paddle boarder is fabulous.
    Alison

    June 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm

  10. these are stunning

    June 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm

  11. Mirror-like reflections are lovely, but I confess a certain preference for the liveliness of rippled water. Maybe it’s the sailing I’ve done, and the years of “reading” the wind on the water. In any event, these are something special. It’s a hard choice between the goose and the paddleboarder!

    June 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

  12. wish I was there…

    June 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

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