Viewing: The Canadian Rockies

Shore of Lake Minnewanka

Banff National Park, AB

Shore of Lake Minnewanka by Eric Reynolds - Landscape Photographer

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The Story

Lake Minnewanka is also called, “Water of the Spirits” in the language of Nakoda. The lake is one of the longest in the Canadian Rockies and is colored by “Rock Flour” which is ground up rock produced by glacial movements. The mountain on the right with its peak cut off by clouds is known as Mt. Inglismaldie. The lake was the first place I photographed on my Banff trip as it was only three miles from the town of Banff. The shot ended up being a 4 shot panorama. As I stood on the shore, looking out at the water and clouds, I felt dismal, a sort of odd sadness that I can’t fully explain. I suppose the combination of the unnatural blueness of the lake and the overcast skies played a large part in my melancholiness.

Image Details

Camera: Nikon D300

Lens: Nikkor 14-24 f2.8

ISO: 100

Aperture: 9

Exposure: 1/100 second