Herbert Beauty - Banff National Park, Alberta

Herbert Lake, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta

A lot of photos have been posted from my recent trip to Banff of Herbert Lake. This little lake is mere steps off of the Icefields Parkway and, when the water is still, gives great reflection shots of the Canadian Rockies. The typical shot of Herbert Lake is looking straight westward, where you are able to capture more than eight peaks in the composition. It is a classic Canadian Rockies scene and one of my favorites.

I learned a long time ago that once you get "the" composition, start working the location for different subjects and compositions. I headed to the south end of the lake and looked northward to get this different look. Only two peaks in this photo, but Mother Nature still delivered a beautiful scene.