Photo of the Weekend - Bow Lake

Saturday morning I got up at 6 am and drove off into the dark to see what I could find. And while the wildlife was scarce, I did find some gorgeous colours in the subalpine at Bow Lake in Banff National Park.

Bow Lake in Banff National Park at 10:15 a.m. after the fog finally lifted

Unfortunately for me, the fog was so thick at the lake that it didn't burn off until after 10 a.m., so the light wasn't quite as perfect as I had hoped for, but it still made for some interesting images.

Bright yellow willows on the shore of Bow Lake

My favourite shot of the day was probably this final one, which I took while I was wandering around the shore of the lake looking for wildlife tracks.

The fog lifts for a brief few minutes to show a glistening snow-capped peak

Because of the sunlit fog that continued to hover in the air in all three of these shots creating very bright sections that were overexposed, I used my favourite tool in Photoshop to even the exposures out a bit and bring a bit of detail back into the highlights: the Highlight-Shadow adjustment tool. Try it out if you don't already use it!

Happy shooting!


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