Waterfowl Beauty - Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta

Waterfowl Lake, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta

Being one of the last photographers home from a trip to Banff National Park, I am a bit behind everyone else's posts. I must say that their work so far is stellar and that I have the great benefit of shooting with excellent photographers that I also call friends. I will try to post different compositions so as not to repeat their work. I believe that this photograph of Waterfowl Lake qualifies as that. In fact, on my previous visits to this pristine lake, I had never shot from the southern end of the lake. A few of us headed up to Jasper National Park for a few days, and when we saw Mount Chephren reflected in the lake, we just had to stop. 

After shooting the scene from the Icefields Parkway, I spotted something red at the far end of the lake. I decided to check out what is was and started the long walk to the end of the lake. Turns out that the red was another photographer who was just leaving. She was kind enough to show me the trail down to where she had been. When I got to the end, I stood and looked at this exact view. This was the best place to shoot Mount Chephren and also get the peaks to the north in the composition. I could have kicked myself for not exploring this section of the lake in previous trips, but now I will make this one of my first stops in future visits.