Few places can exhibit the range of colours that you get in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, especially if you start with the turquoise of a glacial lake and rise upward through the dark greens of the forest.As the trees thin out,the mountains show their bands of colour, sometimes depending upon the type of rock, maybe because of their geologic age, or more often,how the sunlight happens to strike them at a given moment.
As a final influence, the sky itself, the formation of clouds, how they filter and direct the sunlight. And as you gaze at the scene, you may remember that this was once the floor of a shallow sea, thrust upward by past tectonic forces to replace the ocean depths with towering peaks.
The place is along the shores of Lake Maligne,Jasper National Park, Alberta,Canada, and the peaks are some of the ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

Taken early September 2009, Sony DSCF828 camera.

Featured in Creative,Talented and Unknown


clouds, maligne lake, jasper national park, canada, wilderness, peaks, rocky mountains, forests, alberta, jann ashworth


  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • Very many thanks Lorilee, glad you liked it!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture, Jann would you put this in "Mountains Across the Globe? It is spectacular.

  • Many thanks Ann..I would have put this in “Mountains Across the Globe” but I am up against my limit. I’ll have to go through the site and find something to delete but since I only post my best work to that group, I’ll have to give it some thought..lol! Having family visiting today so will probably be tomorrow or next day.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 4 years ago

    Jann, this is beautiful.
    We need the name of that mountain range…………no just kidding :-))
    You got a better day than I did to see Maligne Lake, that’s for sure

  • Well Vickie it depended upon what minute you were looking! We had every variety of weather except rain or snow, though the clouds were so black at times we thought we’d get it for sure. Great for taking photos!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture of the lovely mountain and the lighting on it is just great!!

  • It was a day when you just had to be ready every minute, the clouds would be so dark and then suddenly the light would come out and blue sky right behind it:)

    – Jann Ashworth

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Jann Ashworth
    Jann Ashworthalmost 4 years ago

    Good morning Angela, thanks for accepting:)

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010almost 4 years ago

  • Oh many thanks jeanni, I am so honoured!!

    – Jann Ashworth

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