Tranquil Dawn, a quiet sunrise at Bow Lake in Canada

B&W photograph of a soothing sunrise at Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Canada, with a frosty tree trunk pointing towards the Canadian Rockies in the back.

Banff National Park, canada
September, 2014
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G

Camera settings

ƒ/16, 122s, ISO 64 and 24mm

Size original

4912 x 7360 pixels


This lake landscape photograph is titled “Tranquil Dawn”. It illustrates the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. This photograph was captured during sunrise at Bow Lake in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is a long exposure photograph, which means that a longer shutter time was used. As a result, the water, as well as the fog, looks smoother. The sun did not yet rise above the mountains in the background. Hence, the light was still soft and balanced.

Bow Lake is a relatively small mountain lake and lies south of the Bow Summit, on the Bow River, at an altitude of 1,920 metres (6,300 ft). It is not that far from the Icefield’s Parkway which connects Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The Rocky Mountains reflected in the lake during this sunrise at Bow Lake are Bow Crow Peak, Bow Peak, Mount Andromache, and Mount Hector. Banff National Park and Jasper National park offer breathtaking mountain scenery and are therefore highly recommended for landscape photography.

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2 comments for Tranquil Dawn, a quiet sunrise at Bow Lake in Canada

  1. Jany Viala

    J’adore ! Johan. Beau travail ;-)

  2. Sarah Mohammadi

    Wow! Breathtaking! Spectacular scenery! Live it Johan 🙂 

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