Late Afternoon Shadows

Lake Edith, Jasper National Park, Alberta

I reluctantly am leaving Wyoming behind (it will be back soon enough) and taking a ride north into Alberta, Canada to Jasper National Park. This park, about 3 hours north of Banff, is reached by traveling the fabulous Icefields Parkway. I had high hopes for my first visit there, and on the first day, the weather was great. After checking into the hotel, we headed out for a hike around Lake Edith (shown in this image). The late afternoon sun shed some great light on the mountains, and the trees' long shadows added some nice foreground interest. Across the lake, there is a small beach where people can relax and have a nice cold swim. Having enjoyed Day 1, Mother Nature had other plans and it rained for the next few days. While we still toured the area, I have made it a point to revisit Jasper to see it in better light.