Bow Reflections - Banff National Park, Alberta

Bow Lake, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta

It definitely pays to explore iconic locations to see if you can find a composition that is different than everyone else's. I have written and posted lots of photos from this lake located on the awe- inspiring Icefields Parkway. There are simply wonderful views of the lake and the Canadian Rockies from the large parking lot and many take their photos and off they go. Some others pull into the Num-ti-Jah Lodge's parking lot and get a different view from the north end of the lake. I have many terrific shots from those two locations. Looking for something different, I spotted this small dirt road at the southern end of the parking lot and decided to explore. My hope was that it would take me to the southern end of the lake and give me a composition that I had not seen before. Unfortunately, the road ended rather quickly, but there was a small area to park. I was able to walk to the shoreline and get this different composition. That speck on the left shoreline is the lodge. Exploration doesn't always pay off, but when it does, it is time so well spent.