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Located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Taken in summer, July 2010
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*Canon XT with wide angle Sigma 10-22mm, f/8, 1/25sec, ISO-200, 10mm.
This is actually the first shot I’ve taken at the lake, very early in the morning right before sunrise.
The weather wasn’t really cooperating, complete overcast but as I waited for the darkness to give way to daylight I experience this overwhelming sence of peace.Standing on the shore of this Canadian Rockies jewel, surrounded by stunning scenery I felt on top of the world.
Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.
The emerald colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. The lake has a surface of 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi) and is drained through the 3 km long Louise Creek into the Bow River.
The Victoria Glacier is visible in the background.
The eastern shore of the lake is dominated by Chateau Lake Louise, one of Canada’s grand railway hotels, a luxury resort hotel built in the early decades of the 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway.