Herbert Lake is just a few miles North of Banff on the West side of the highway. The best time to shoot there is sunrise in my opinion.
Just North of Banff on the main highway to Jasper is this little lake called Herbert Lake. Overnight there was a light snowfall which really accentuated the contrast between the white snow and the green Canadian pine trees. At one point the sunlight lit up this mountain peak which reflected in the lake. The evergreen trees in the foreground helped frame the mountain and its reflection. Just after I began shooting, I received an err message on my LCD. I turned my 7D Canon off and on to no avail. I changed batteries. That didn't correct the "err". Turned the camera off and took the 17-85mm Canon lens off and placed back on. That didn't work. Beginning to get anxious because the light is changing. I reached into my bag for my old Canon Rebel Xti, my back up. Grabbed the proper batteries, reset the tripod plate onto the Rebel, placed the 17-85mm lens on and recomposed, metered and this is the result. An hour later the 7D began working. Thankfully, I had a backup.