Tranquil dawn at Bow Lake

Mountain reflections at Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Canada, just before sunrise

Tranquil dawn at Bow Lake
May 26, 2016 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Canada, with a frosty tree trunk pointing towards the Rocky Mountains in the back (image by Johan Peijnenburg)
Bow Lake . 24mm . f/16 . 2 minutes . ISO64 . D810 with Nikon 24mm f/1.4

And suddenly it was almost one and a half year ago since I last posted! Oops! I guess life in general kept me too busy … or maybe I just needed an extended break to get back some focus 🙂

One of the things that kept me busy in the past two years was travelling (and shooting) the world. I visited places like Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland, France, spain and Italy and I am planning to travel even more in the years to come! So, I will have plenty of new images to publish and share in the coming months and years.

Above is an image that I captured during a trip to the beautiful Canadian Rockies at the end of the summer of 2014, where I had the great pleasure to meet up with fellow photographers George Marquardt and Olivier Du Tré.

The image is a long exposure landscape that I shot just before sunrise at Bow Lake. Bow Lake is a small lake in Banff National Park in western Alberta, Canada. It is located on the Bow River, in the Canadian Rockies, at an altitude of 1920 m.

The image features a frosty tree trunk pointing towards the Canadian Rockies in the back. Although there were some nice sunrise colors in the sky and water, I felt the image worked best in black & white. Hope you like it!?


PS: as a tip for travellers, the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge located on the shores of Bow Lake is a great place to stay. Nice people and good food as well. And some great sunrise and sunset shooting locations nearby. Make sure to book early, as the lodge seems to fill up quickly.