Vermilion Beauty - Banff National Park, Alberta

Photographers often wish for a cloudy day. No, not the overcast white sky that we hate, but rather the wonderful cumulous clouds that look like someone painted them on the blue sky. Great locations look even greater when the skies have clouds. Last month, we were blessed with this type of sky at Vermilion Lakes, just outside the downtown of the town of Banff. These three lakes, at the foothills of Mount Norquay, offer great views of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle. The area is often teeming with wildlife and the road to the lakes have been closed due to heighten grizzly activity in the past.