Valley of the Ten Peaks by George Cousins

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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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clouds, hills, lake, landscape, trees, national, park, valley, scenery, mountains, canada, george, banff, moraine, peaks, ten, forests, alberta, cousins, slopes, georgecousins

Comments

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    This is simply amazing, George. What a beautiful scene!

  • Much appreciated Mike, I thought the valley was more beautiful than the lake,though it’s entirely different scenes of course.

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing country.
    Glad we have pavement to get to stuff like this. lol.
    Very well done, George ! :)

  • Sure is. Funny thing about people..there was a steady stream of traffic up and down that winding road, almost bumper to bumper, and yet I never saw anyone else squeeze off and stop to photo the valley.But it’s way more amazing than the lake, in both our opinions.

    – George Cousins

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 5 years ago

  • Hi Nancy and thank you so much, certainly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely area lovely imagery – Congrats

  • Hello Barbara, thanks very much for your kind words.Glad you liked it.

    – George Cousins

  • Blackgull
    Blackgullalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats George. Beautiful.

  • Good morning Jim..thanks very much, you’re very kind.

    – George Cousins

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 5 years ago

  • toriyule
    toriyulealmost 5 years ago

    beautiful view

  • Thanks again Tori, you’re very kind!

    – George Cousins

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