The Rockies at the end of winter

by Robin on May 17, 2009

Photo tour: Vermillion Lakes sunrise in Banff National Park

The road along Banff’s Vermillion Lakes is a favourite spot amongst photographers for sunrise as well as sunset. During summer sunsets there is usually a number of photographers looking for the best spot to get Mount Rundle’s reflection in the lake. In spring things are not that busy. And especially in the morning when this photo was taken. [24mm, 3s, F20]

Photo tour: Freight train at Morant's Curve in Banff National Park
On the Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise you can find a great spot to photograph trains as they come around the bend and along the Bow river. This spot is known as Morant’s Curve. [36mm, 1/160s, F8]

Photo expedition: Lake Louise rocks in Banff National Park
In May, the road to Moraine Lake is still closed so you might as well stop at Lake Louise for some photos. Lake Louise is a guaranteed stop for all tourists visiting the Canadian Rockies. In the summer you will encounter busloads of tourists, but in the spring it is still nice and quiet. [19mm, 1/60s, F18]

Photo tour: Half frozen Herbert Lake in Banff National Park
A few kilometres down the Ice Fields Parkway you will encounter this little lake. I am pretty sure it’s named Lake Herbert. [24mm, 1/20s, F18]

Photo expedition: Spring thawing of Bow Lake in Banff National Park
Even in the spring, the further you travel along the Ice Fields Parkway the more you will encounter the grip of winter. When everything is white with lack of colours the best thing to do is to switch to black & white photography. That is what I did with this photo of Bow Lake. [14mm, 1/125s, F18]

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