Bow Lake Reflection

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nearest Area
Banff National Park
Lake Louise
Brief Directions

About 30 miles north of Lake Louise Village on the Icefields Parkway of Banff National Park


ISO 320, shot at 16mm, F/16, tripod couldn't get close enough to the ground, hence the ISO = 320, Shutter speed = 1/30, to slow for hand holding but got away with it because of my thee point stance. Photography is all about compromises and sometimes our compromises work :)


After shooting a fantastic sunrise at the north end of Bow Lake a small gale blew away most photo opps so we headed south hoping to maximize the blue tones of the glacier water of the lake, it had seemed to be more colorful when the low autumn sun was behind us. In the mean time the wind died and we were drawn like a magnet to the south end of the lake. After a short walk through a perfect grizzly bear forest we found the lake in perfect reflection were my tour guests and I went to work wandering the lake shore in search of composition. I was drawn to the ground on a gravely section where the mountain top married with the gravel at the lake shore. Using my newly damp, prone body and elbows as a tripod with the 2 second self timer I squeezed off a few shots with varying compositions.

Date Added
October 20, 2015
Date Taken
October 20, 2015