Just solidified my photography trips for the year and am quite excited to head back to some of my favorite places on Earth. It is always hard to pick them, as there are so many places that I want to visit for the first time that need to be balanced with a need to revisit places in order to capture them properly. One of those revisits is Banff National Park, shown above. I was last there in 2006 when I wasn't really as into photography as I am now. I have some pretty decent shots from there (I'd like to think that this image of Herbert Lake is one of them) but I know that I will be approaching this landscape- rich region with a much improved skill set from both a photography and processing perspective.
I have already begun to think about how I will be setting up some favorite compositions and coming up with many new ones. A side benefit to the trip will be driving the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park. On my only visit to Jasper, it rained constantly for three days. Hopefully Mother Nature will be more kind on this trip.