Peaceful Feeling - Herbert Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta

Hope everyone has had a quiet and peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday. I took some time off from my blog and social media last week to get into the right frame of mind as we enter the always frantic holiday season. I would be remiss if I didn't give my personal thanks to those of you who have visited my blog and social media presence for all of your visits, likes and comments. It really makes my day and all the effort I have put into posting well worth it.

I wanted to post a photo today that conveys peacefulness as we enter the holidays. For me, Herbert Lake is one of the most peaceful places that I have shot at. I have been there mostly in the early mornings before sunrise when the waters are calm and the light is great. Even at other times in the day, it is a place that is peaceful. There are always few people there despite its closeness to the Icefields Parkway (mere steps). There are other great lakes in the area that draw crowds like magnets (Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Bow Lake), all of them beautiful but not as peaceful. They are lakes that must be visited on any excursion to Banff. If you want to enjoy some peace and solitude, make sure that Herbert Lake is on your itinerary.