Two Peaks-Maligne Lake by George Cousins

Maligne Lake, in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, is one of the most famous and beautiful lakes to be found anywhere in the world. But to me, the array of mountains surrounding the lake were at least as beautiful, if not more so. They are all part of the Rocky Mountains. I suppose each of them has a name, but I have been unable to find such a list, and even if I did, matching the name to those in a photo would be hard. These two peaks were very prominent, and most of the afternoon were hidden by clouds, but for a short time the sun broke through and illuminated the slopes and cliffs in several places.
September 4,2009, Fuji S100FS camera.

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  • Richard  Stanley
    Richard Stanleyover 5 years ago

    Wow – what a shot! Love the clouds wrapping around the mountain.

  • Thanks Richard..that day was a delight..cloudy,stormy,sunny,and mixtures of everything in the way of skyscapes!And changing so fast, I took many shots of each scene, and now have the problem of deciding which one I think is!

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Add another WOW from me, George.
    What an excellent shot !!

  • Thanks Stan.We were disappointed in the weather when we got close to the parks, but it turned out to be the best asset,I think. Changed by the minute..the skyscapes added so much more than we’d hoped for.

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Amazing senery George and a great shot . x

  • Hi Irene, good to see you again, and thanks so much for your kind words!

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Oops , scenery lol

  • brimellor1
    brimellor1over 5 years ago

    Stunning shot….great cloud formation!!

  • Many thanks Brian, the clouds and sporadic sunny breaks were really amazing for several days. Glad you liked the shot!

    – George Cousins

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 5 years ago

    What a wonderfully composed and beautiful shot.

  • Thanks was hand-held from the back of a moving boat and I took several just to be on the safe side. As it turned out, they were all OK, which made selecting one of them a bit tricky! Glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 5 years ago

    Just Wonderful! Beautiful, Gorgeous!

  • Wanda, that’s such a nice compliment, and I certainly appreciate it. It’s such a nice feeling to know that you and others get enjoyment out of some of my images!

    – George Cousins

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture George…..I really like this one very much…..Stunning. Yes I have noticed what you mentioned about features and this one should do you very proud. Just a hunch but I see good things for this immage !!

  • Hi Sean.. I know you’ve been to Maligne lots of times, and we took the usual shots of Spirit Island, like everyone does..but we both felt the surrounding mountains offered so much that people were ignoring. The panorama of peaks is so world-class! And I hope your hunch is! I’m trying to get some of Jann’s posted also, because she took one side of the boat and I took the other :)

    – George Cousins

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvover 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL! Outstanding dof and the sky with those big clouds is just gorgeous.

  • Many thanks Lisa..thanks for your kind words and glad you liked it.

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    Marvellous landscape, George. Absolutely stunning shot!

  • Thanks Mike..another example of about 20 cameras pointing in one or two directions when there were a thousand potential images all around. I think Jann and I were the only ones to shoot at everything that the others were ignoring. So strange :)

    – George Cousins

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