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Lake Louise Dazzles

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 1 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Lake Louise, named Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stoney Natoka First Nations people, is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) west of the Hamlet of Lake Louise and the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1).

Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.

The emerald colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. The lake has a surface of 0.8 km2 (0.31 sq mi) and is drained through the 3 km long Louise Creek into the Bow River.

PENTAX K-5 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 200 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful place ! And your framing is very nice !

1 Feb 2014 6:10am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love the picture with the summits faded by the mist and maybe snow falling and also the two highlight triangles structuring the image, these two people being at the gravity center of the image.

1 Feb 2014 7:16am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe cadrage et composition! Quel magnifique endroit!

1 Feb 2014 8:38am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide compo 5****

1 Feb 2014 8:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...So beautiful ...!!

1 Feb 2014 9:44am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Magnificent work Eric, your photos of the location are superb, beautiful.

1 Feb 2014 9:54am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors, lighting, reflections & atmosphere!
Lovely view!

1 Feb 2014 9:59am

christine from schoten, Belgium

Lovely view! My mother's name was Louise, it reminds me of her. :o)

1 Feb 2014 10:12am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Don't I remember IT?! An image I cannot wipe from memory! It was like a beautiful dream when I opened the window of my room and got to see the beauty of it all!!!

1 Feb 2014 10:47am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Une très belle composition!

1 Feb 2014 10:51am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh my gosh I love this Eric, talk about framing the beauty and hi there, I'm back!

1 Feb 2014 11:07am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful framing !!And lovely view :)))))))))))))))))))))))

1 Feb 2014 12:34pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Excellente photo et belle idée qui nous donne l'échelle en évitant la prise traditionnelle. Les reflets sont superbes.Bravo!

1 Feb 2014 12:56pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Gréat shot Eric..what a gorgeous view and posing here !

1 Feb 2014 2:23pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Grandiose paysage....)

1 Feb 2014 2:31pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful Lake Louise Dazzies scenery... I have been there 10 year ago, will visit again noon on my North west territories shooting " Aurora " trip...:-)

1 Feb 2014 3:19pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Grandiose est le mot... c'est sublime ! *****

1 Feb 2014 5:20pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this prized like. Its color and situation make it a very appealing destination for travelers.

1 Feb 2014 5:44pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful shot, Eric. This is one place I am happy to say we were able to cross off our 'bucket list'.

1 Feb 2014 5:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful shot of the lake and mountains.

1 Feb 2014 6:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a dynamic view - I am always amused seeing people using ipads to take photos

1 Feb 2014 6:27pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just a perfect adjective, Eric..Dazzle says it and so does your wonderful image...can you beam me up? you're not to far from there as the goose flies (might the a bit chilly though)..Beautiful shot sir!

1 Feb 2014 9:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning Erici! I love it! A hug, Adela

1 Feb 2014 10:42pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


2 Feb 2014 12:33am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous image! The colors are beautiful! What a magnificent view!

2 Feb 2014 12:45am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is proof that one does not need perfect weather for a perfect photograph.

2 Feb 2014 1:24am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful scene and a splendid image ... the colors are gorgeous !!!

2 Feb 2014 1:50am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime ce cadrage

2 Feb 2014 8:38am

1/125 second
ISO 200
42 mm (35mm equiv.)