Wedge Pond – mist, reflection and alpenglow

Wedge Pond is a favourite location of mine in Kananaskis Country.  She sits below the massive chunk of rock that is Mount Kidd and in calm moments mirrors the entire mountain on her surface.  Several more peaks along the Kananaskis River Valley are prominent from the shoreline as well.  Collectively they provide a lot of visually appealing elements to work with when photographing around this little lake.  I usually head there in late September when the aspen trees around the pond turn a brilliant yellow (previous posts with those images).  A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a friendly Australian photographer who will be coming this way next month and was looking for some local information about Kananaskis and Wedge Pond in particular.  That got me thinking about Wedge a little earlier than usual and I headed up in the wee hours on August 11th..

The mist was swirling early.  Cold, humid air and a gentle breeze combined to push the mist across the water.  On this day, the sky was clear and the alpenglow was visible above the mountains early and then slid down the surrounding peaks.  The morning exceeded all expectations I may have had and I was blessed with an amazing start to the day.  The red that first painted the peaks was soon washed over with golden sunlight and I headed up for a hike at Chester Lake.

8 responses

  1. You take amazing pictures, and you find the perfect time to take them!

    September 5, 2017 at 10:37 pm

  2. Stunning pictures! So peaceful…

    August 28, 2017 at 7:13 am

  3. Stunning photography – so beautiful to see the morning unfold in those gorgeous colours.

    August 24, 2017 at 6:45 am

  4. Amazing images, thanks for sharing!

    August 24, 2017 at 6:21 am

  5. Exquisite.
    Alison

    August 24, 2017 at 12:49 am

  6. What a beautiful way to start the day. Stunning photos

    August 23, 2017 at 11:11 pm

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  8. Makes me want to get outdoors instead of being indoors. Great photography shots especially of the bear. Makes me also want to visit Canada.

    August 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

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