Reflections in Black & White - Banff National Park, Alberta

Herbert Lake, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 Five Day B&W Photo Challenge - Day 1

A few weeks ago, I was nominated on Facebook to participate in the 5-day B&W Photo Challenge by three fellow photographers (Jimi Jones, Edith Levy and Bobby Strader) and on Google+ by another photographer (James Howe). I am not sure why I was so popular for this challenge, but I hope I am up for the task. Due to my travels over the past four weeks, I am finally getting around to meeting the challenge. As a result, the blog will feature only Black and White images (all edited this past weekend for this challenge) this week.

Since I am primarily a landscape photographer, I wanted to pick a landscape for my first B&W post. What better subject for that medium than capturing snow on the peaks of magnificent mountains? I knew immediately that the Canadian Rockies would be my subject. A quick look through my Banff National Park images resulted in picking this view of Herbert Lake, located on the Icefields Parkway. The sun had just risen and it lit the peaks perfectly, creating the contrast of the snow with the rugged dark mountain. The fact that I had a perfectly still lake added to the beautiful scene.