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Patience - Moraine Lake by LukeAustin

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During my time in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta Canada I visited Moraine Lake on a number of occasions. I continually went back there not only to capture it under varying conditions but simply because the place is AMAZING. Each and every time I made it up there I would sit and stare in awe. It is hard not to.

Prior to my latest visit of this location I had captured it under your typical sunny summer conditions and on other occasions completely or partially frozen over but I still wasn’t satisfied. I wanted it snow covered with the lake in its liquid state.

On this particular occasion I was driving back to where I was living in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from Olympic National Park in Washington U.S.A. It was a long day of driving and after just having spent almost 2 months living out of my van/tent on the road I was ready to get home to Canmore. Anyway, I was just one hour from Canmore at 10:30pm when it started to snow pretty heavily, enough so that I was convinced it was going to stick (It was fall so the temperatures had just began to take a dive becoming cold enough for snow to not melt as soon as it landed). I thought to myself, this may be the last and only opportunity I get to shoot Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks blanketed in snow. I figured it was too good of an opportunity to pass up and spent the night in the van hoping the conditions cleared in the morning.

I’m happy I decided to stick it out for one last night. What a magic morning.

Moraine Lake
Banff National Park
Alberta. Canada

Canon 5D mkII



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  • GlennTunaley
    GlennTunaleyover 3 years ago

    Spectacular view Luke! Well captured!

  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful photo of Moraine. Not the typical touristy one you always see. Great job at capturing it in a unique way. Amazing shot!

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 3 years ago

    Magnificent show, the view is just stunning!

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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    This is a gorgeous capture of Moraine Lake Luke. So very unique! :>)) Leslie

  • Michael Garrison
    Michael Garrisonover 3 years ago

    WOW!!!! This is spectacular!!

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 3 years ago

    Superb..simply superb..

  • John Dekker
    John Dekkerover 3 years ago

    Love it Luke, one of my favourite places on Earth, and you’ve captured it so sublimely with this winterscape .

  • Ian Fegent
    Ian Fegentover 3 years ago

    Gob smackingly beautiful Luke – siperb!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    incredible!!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!! I’m glad you stuck it out too!!!!!!!!! WOW and WOW!!!!!!!! A must see on full size!!!!!!

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