Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Vermillion Lakes

Flame Over Fog

Flame Over Fog

 

There are parts of Vermillion Lakes that are open in the winter, due to a warm spring feeding the lake water. When the thermometer drops, the mist rises off of the water. The clouds are lit by the setting sun and have turned a brilliant red/orange. It doesn’t matter when I visit Banff National Park, I always find something great to photograph.

In the best light…

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Frozen Moon

Frozen Moon

 

The moon looks down on us, and sometimes it looks back up. The moon is reflected in the ice at Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park. After the sun dips below the mountain tops, everything takes on a blue cast.

In the best light…


Thin Ice

Thin Ice

 

Wherever you have moving water in the winter in this area, the temperature fluctuations affect the water flow. The resulting drop in water level creates passages under the snow and ice caps, revealing small alcoves and grottoes. The lowered stream fell below the previously formed ice and created a knife edge.

In the best light…


Vermillion Lakes Autumn

Vermillion Lakes Autumn 2

 

This an older shot that I might have posted before in another incarnation. I’ve reprocessed it using the DeHaze tool in Lightroom and it’s brought out more definition in the clouds. Keeping with my autumn theme of the last two weeks, the grasses have turned color and the aspens to the right of the truck are near the same ones from my September 25th post. My favourite details in this image are the larches in their fall colours high on the slopes of Sundance Peak.

In the best light…


Rundle Sunrise

Rundle Sunrise

 

There’s something about standing in the chill dark next to Vermillion Lakes, waiting for the sun to rise. This day had  remarkably still water, for great reflections, and the lack of wind really allowed peaceful contemplation.

In the best light…