Valley of the Ten Peaks

George Cousins

North Saanich,British Columbia, Canada

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The Valley of the Ten Peaks also encloses Moraine Lake, one of the most famous in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Lake is reached by taking the Moraine Lake road near Lake Louise, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Though the Lake is understandably the prime destination for tourists, we thought the expansive views of the Valley were every bit as wonderful. Only a couple of the peaks are in this view,taken late in the afternoon and with more clouds coming in.
The road is narrow,winding,has some steep hills, and to stop and try to get good pictures along the way is to take a bit of a risk. Obviously, we are risk-takers! There are also very,very few guard-rails (none where I was standing) so it’s best to try to get photos on the way up to the Lake than coming back. In fact, better views can be had by carefully scrambling over the side of the road and getting farther down the slopes, like this one. Only a suggestion, you make your own decision!

Early September 2009, Fuji S100FS camera, 1/600 sec. F2.8, ISO400,Polarizing filter.


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