Blue Morning at Herbert Lake - Banff National Park, Alberta

Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta

I just got back from my trip to Banff and Jasper National Parks late on Saturday. It was great to shoot with so many photo friends that I have met over the years. It was one epic get together. Long days (sunrise at 5:30am and sunset after 10:00pm) filled with lots of laughs and great scenery. I have often said that this area was my favorite place on Earth (at least where I have been) and it did not disappoint. 

This week and next, I will try to show the beauty of the area. It all starts with the Canadian Rockies and mountain lakes. Weather patterns also play a role in its beauty. Snow one day and beautiful sunshine on others. On our first morning of the trip, a few of us traveled up the Icefields Parkway to the first lake of many, namely Herbert Lake. It was snowing off and on. The skies were stark and there were only two colors to be seen: blue and green. I have seen Herbert Lake in all of its glory in the early morning sunshine (we were to experience it later in the week), so I was actually thrilled to see a different look to it. The snow stopped long enough and the wind died down enough to get this reflection of the Canadian Rockies in the lake.