This photo was taken on the Icefields Parkway in between Banff and Jasper, Alberta.
The Grassi Lakes hiking trail is located in Canmore, Alberta.
There are two trails you can take; the easy trail and the difficult trail. My friend and I took the easy trail go up and the difficult trail going back to the parking lot.
This is where I was able to test my Sigma 35mm f1.4 lens and I absolutely love the results of these images!
These photos were taken at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory in my hometown. A lot of people say that Cambridge is boring and that you can’t take nice pictures there. I do somewhat agree, after living in Banff, I know that there are prettier places but I believe that you just of have to look for the beauty in places like Cambridge. Which is what I found at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory.
I have to say that the first photo is my favourite out of the three. I love the bokeh that I got in the background.
Let me know if you agree!
Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake located along the Icefields Parkway. It was named for Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.
If you look closely, you will notice that the lake is shaped like a dog at the top of the lake.
This photo was taken in Costa Rica while I was on a volunteer trip with my college.
One of the afternoons we visited an animal conservation area near San Jose.
Like the photo of the butterfly, I am in love with the bokeh in this image.
Johnston Canyon (The Secret Cave)
One of the most photographed spots in Alberta. Johnston Canyon is a beautiful place to walk along the trail but if you go “off trail”, you’ll find the “Secret Cave” which is shown here.
The “Secret Cave” is located “off trail” in between the lower falls and the upper falls. If you walk along the rails of the trail you’ll be able to see the giant rock from above then find the path to go down to view the rock from this level.
The famous Lake Louise canoe dock. The canoe dock is run by the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and is open during the the summer going into the beginning of fall. It is a must thing to add to your bucket list if you are planning on visiting Lake Louise during these months.
Here is the dock as the sun is rising and the people are just starting to visit this amazing spot. Then another photo during a completely different time of the year.
I had the pleasure of canoeing Lake Louise during the first snow fall and it was a beautiful site. You may think it was cold and would not want to go when it is snowing but it is surprisingly warm (just don’t fall into the glacier water).
Mood in the Mountains
This photo was taken along the Icefields Parkway at the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper, Alberta.
I soon as I took the picture I knew how I wanted it to look in the final image; with lots of mood to match the clouds in the mountains.
The popular Mount Rundle from Vermilion Lakes (the second lake to be exact). This was taken just near sunset from one of the docks.
While taking the picture, I admired the reflection of the mountain the lake.
Rustic Costa Rica
This photo was taken right near my home stay in Costa Rica. We decided to explore the area before we went to the site that we were volunteering at.
I wish I got the story about this interesting truck on the side of the road though.
The island is a spiritual place for the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, who believe mountains are physical representations of their ancestors. The fact that Spirit Island is surrounded on three sides by the same mountain range is very rare and makes it particularly significant to the Stoney.
The island is only accessible by boat. Whether you canoe, kayak, or take the Maligne Lake Cruise that’s only operational during the summer/fall season, it’s the only way to get to the spiritual island.
The Sunwapta Falls is also located along the Icefields Parkway (Can you see why it is one of the most scenic drives in the world?)
This photo was pretty difficult for me to edit and I honestly think I could have done better, I am constantly tweaking the image the more I learn about Lightroom.
I do whoever appreciate the flow of the water that I was able to capture here using a ND filter and my knowledge of using manual mode with my camera.
Let me know what you think of this particular image.
While at Yoho National Park located in Field, British Columbia, I went to numerous places. One was the natural bridge (Photo 1) which is a natural rock formation over the Kicking Horse River.
If you go more down the road, you will arrive at the famous Emerald Lake. Emerald Lake is known for its Emerald coloured water which you can canoe on.