Canmore Snow Storm

I LOVE making photographs in bad weather. These were all taken along the many pathways around the small town of Canmore in the Canadian Rockies. The 4th photo reminded me of a cupped hand reflected in the water.







By | 2013-04-26T08:51:58+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Landscapes|140 Comments


  1. Sneha Narasimhan March 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply


  2. bearspawprint March 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

  3. NouNou March 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    the reflection in the 4th is unbelievable !

  4. disperser March 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Very nice shots, as usual.

  5. Rob Packer March 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I love that penultimate photo, it looks like fingers reaching over, dipping in.

  6. shoreacres March 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I can’t seem to get enough of snow photos, and these are some of the loveliest and most evocative I’ve seen this season. The “hand” is especially memorable.

  7. mari wells March 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Pictures.

  8. under the skies of arkansas March 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    that bicycle bridge looks so cool in the snow

  9. So beautiful…

  10. pollyann March 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    In the fourth picture it looks like a huge hand is cupped over the water on the left. 🙂 Fabulous black and whites!!

  11. Kodiak My Little Grizzly March 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful…. I love the winter white!!!!

  12. Helena March 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    The third one is amazinggggggggggg!

  13. No. 3 makes me feel like I’m strolling into Narnia. Stunning shots.

  14. paperdaisygirl March 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I really love the third and fourth photographs they are absolutely beautiful.

  15. sloppy buddhist March 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    apparently John Ruskin said…i thought of your photos ~ “Summer is delicious. Rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”…lovely captures.

  16. sliceofrice March 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! May I use these as samples of B&W pics for a unit on use of color in my Web Page Design courses? Giving you credit, of course, and not modifying or transforming in any way. These are wonderful!

  17. madiebeartri March 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    So lovely…..but bitter cold. 🙂

  18. peerlesscynic March 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful, thanks.

  19. Maria Marino March 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Wow! These are breathtakingly gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them.

  20. digger666 March 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on digger666 and commented:
    Patrick Latter’ photos have never disappointed; these certainly are not an exception to that rule. How I envy him his opportunities, virtually on his doorstep…

  21. John March 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Love the a-frame home nestled in the thick. Great photos as always!

  22. mikew66 March 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Love all of them thanks for sharing

  23. girlswritingcrazy March 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Black and white was the perfect choice! Beautiful.

  24. Lisa March 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pics! Perfect postcard pics!!!

  25. ShineMine March 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    So beautiful…

  26. Fat Bottom Girl March 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I love black and white photography!

  27. knittingwithheart March 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    You are so very talented! … and I absolutely LOVE photo #2 ❤

  28. Becky March 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    These are stunning!

  29. Author Charmaine Gordon March 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Patrick, thanks again for the splendid photography. You bring happiness to my life.

  30. mistymidnite March 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Lovely in black and white. Really beautiful !

  31. kiwiyarns March 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I think you’ve really captured the mood of a snowstorm too. It felt like I was there with the snow falling around me. Thank you!

  32. mimiswardrobe March 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    The third one is my favorite! It’s so mystical! And yes, very Narnian! 🙂 It seems like Mr. Tumnus should come into sight at any moment.

  33. N Filbert March 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    great photos – all of them – but i DO love that hand

  34. ryan March 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    love the #4 picture…

  35. unpackedwriter March 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Oh, so lovely. Thank you. I miss winter. We don’t get much in the Southwest. -Renee

  36. winecountryglutenfreesleuth March 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    You have amazing talent. Seeing the photos in your posts always lift my spirit even when I am already happy!

  37. LB March 1, 2013 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    The cupped hand is stunning … I also want to cross country ski or snowshoe down that path in #3

  38. Mark Simms March 2, 2013 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Great shots……my wife now wants to move to Canada because you get proper snow.

  39. carolcork March 2, 2013 at 12:33 am - Reply

    I love these photographs! Sometimes black and white is the perfect medium.

  40. thesinglegourmetandtraveller March 2, 2013 at 1:07 am - Reply

    These are beautiful – make me feel better about bad weather!

  41. Travel Thom March 2, 2013 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Great photos!!!!:-)

  42. Jessica March 2, 2013 at 2:14 am - Reply

    These are stunning. I particularly like the one of the lake. Why do you so like making photographs in bad weather? You like being cold? Or just the challenge…?

  43. sukiesoriginal March 2, 2013 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Your photos (almost) make me wish I lived somewhere really cold! Lovely images.

  44. m2wa2 March 2, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on M2wa2 DigiTech..

  45. Still Times March 2, 2013 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Fantastic photo’s. The third photo is beautiful, looks like a scene in a movie and the 4th photo is truly a piece of art. Well done!


  46. grubbycupthelesser March 2, 2013 at 4:25 am - Reply

    You capture the beauty of winter like no photographer I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sharing.

  47. fatimasaysell March 2, 2013 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Stunning! But I just can’t wait for spring.

  48. rocksolid March 2, 2013 at 5:12 am - Reply

    dude, these are amazing. snow looks really beautiful in black & white.

  49. marissatejada March 2, 2013 at 5:36 am - Reply

    just pinned it! impressive. what a world of snow 🙂

  50. countingsheepstudio March 2, 2013 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Simply magical, thanks, I needed that today.

  51. Jaime March 2, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Gorgeous! Love the b&w. Snow is such a magical thing. Especially to someone, like me, who lives in South Florida. I feel like I’m right there in the snowstorm– but warmer. 🙂

  52. milkhousestudio March 2, 2013 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Beautiful images, makes me want to walk right into those scenes. I love the geometry of that house in the last shot.

  53. tcbdentalconsulting March 2, 2013 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking pictures!

  54. Katja March 2, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Love these photos! Especially the 3rd and 4th ones.

  55. Laurel March 2, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I live in the ‘great white north’ and I’m not a big winter person…but the snow does make pretty photos and I try to see the beauty and hope that gets me through to spring!

  56. canadianbooklady March 2, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I love the monochromatic look of the world when winter weather gets a bit ugly. What is it? For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? LOL. Beautiful photos again, Patrick! Thank you for the day brightener!

  57. Marie Colantoni Pechet March 2, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

    These are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them!

  58. colormusing March 2, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Lovely as usual, especially in greyscale!

  59. Mel Komus March 2, 2013 at 10:36 am - Reply

    They all look amazingly beautiful! The fourth one is definitely my favorite!

  60. elizjamison March 2, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

    The third one is beautiful! I’m buying it for my collection.

  61. David March 2, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Beautiful set. You can almost hear the snow falling quietly.

  62. GalOnTrip March 2, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

    bad weather with breathtaking landscape! my fingers go numb everytime i have hold a camera and press the button in winter time.

  63. hunting for bliss March 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I love the reflection! It looks like a hand reaching down into the water. What is that building? I want to stay there 🙂

  64. cuisinedejere March 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Great photos. Snowstorms can be beautiful if the snowfall is not too dense.

  65. RoSy March 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    The 2nd to last pic looks like a giant hand over the water

  66. margottrommelmans March 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    The 4th photo is indeed beautiful and special

  67. All excellent photos!

  68. Bill Jones, Jr. March 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    That house looks as if it were built as a prop for the photo. Wonderful work.

  69. mmadonna1 March 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    The reflections are beautiful! Wonder what coming up under all that snow, if and when it melts! Personally, I’m ready for Spring and lots of GREEN! Will say, the snow scenes make me feel serene…

  70. lushlili March 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures! I find so much beauty in snow. Just a pity I have never seen it in real life. I see through your pictures. The 4th one does look like a hand – how often do you see that? 🙂

  71. lifeyourwaycoaching March 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Hello Patrick! As always, amazing photos! I so enjoy your work and seeing your outdoor adventures with your friends. Always interesting and fun! Thanks so much.

  72. Photography Journal Blog March 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    I love that you did this series in black and white.

  73. Justin March 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Wow – I love winter, I love snow, and I love a good winter snowstorm. Thanks for the fabulous shots!

  74. artfeatu March 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    🙂 You make bad weather look fun! I will remember the beauty the next time it “dumps”. Beautiful shots.

  75. weedimageoftheday March 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    These photos are so beautiful. I keep returning to this post to look at them again.

  76. mk March 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply


  77. amandajfrench March 2, 2013 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Great photos Patrick. The 3rd one is magical. The others are great but this one puts me there. I can hear the squelching of snow under my boots & see my breath as I walk along that path. That’s the benchmark of a fabulous photo – when you become part of the photo. Breathtaking…

  78. Liana March 3, 2013 at 1:10 am - Reply


  79. Delilah March 3, 2013 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Amazing pictures as always!

  80. irfriske March 3, 2013 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I so love the views you find and share… They are peaceful, inviting and cause this stir to explore.

  81. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat March 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos. Both times I’ve visited the Banff area, I’ve stayed in Canmore. Love that town.

  82. fuzzy bee March 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply


  83. Jean March 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    There is nothing like being the first to walk through newly fallen snow…

  84. Tracey-Lynne March 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply


  85. Princess Scarlett March 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on My Palace, My Refuge.

  86. FictiveMists March 4, 2013 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful shots. I’ve visited Canada year after year with my family and we almost always go in the winter. I always start off by complaining a little, finding it silly to head north when it’s already cold around me, but once I enter Canada and take a look around, suddenly it’s not so bitter or bracing to trudge through the snow.

  87. Chris Brann March 4, 2013 at 2:35 am - Reply


  88. Betty Londergan March 4, 2013 at 6:03 am - Reply

    I love the dark, mysterious forest in the third photograph — ALL your photos make me love winter again!!!

  89. kirstenhwhyte March 4, 2013 at 6:53 am - Reply

    These are beautiful photos. I love pictures of snow!

  90. boscovstravel March 4, 2013 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Great shots! They are stunning!

  91. silvertopsabroad March 4, 2013 at 10:20 am - Reply

    OK! Great shots. Not been to Canada since May last year and recovering from broken ankle and broken vertebrae so I suspect these shots are the closest I am going to get to Canadian snow for quite a while. Thanks for sharing.

  92. patriciaddrury March 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on patriciaddrury and commented:
    ain’t seen snow like this myself! wow

  93. bree2013 March 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Each one of these pictures has its own elegance. The 3rd one is my personal favorite, but they are all really beautiful!

  94. woolgather18 March 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    love the ‘cupped hand’ picture. beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

    – s

  95. Kev March 5, 2013 at 5:10 am - Reply

    These would make beautiful Christmas cards! 🙂

  96. Anna Scott Graham March 5, 2013 at 6:44 am - Reply

    You have such a way with capturing a landscape. Those ‘hands’ are amazing!

  97. Heather March 5, 2013 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Nominated you for the versatile blogger award

  98. Any Lucky Penny March 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking!! The snow is so beutiful!

  99. TrekOntario March 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply


  100. seanbidd March 7, 2013 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Like, I have never seen snow, and the above is like a dream world, a story from a book, but its all real, and you were there… Still waters run cold, and beautiful, top work, Patrick!

  101. EP1 Teacher March 7, 2013 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Hi I love these images. Snow is something which I miss intensely, especially from my youth and indeed living where I live now. These images remind me somewhat of hiking in the Peak District (Derbyshire U.K.) in the winter. I have never been to Canada but these images really entice me into going. I especially like the second image in the series.

  102. Melissa (Just Enough Sugar) March 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous. I adore black and white photographs. Perfect for wintery scenes!

  103. ergotaxia March 8, 2013 at 1:19 am - Reply

    if you wand give as a map of place how you take the fotos , great job

  104. ina March 8, 2013 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Great photos!!

    Thanks for following my blog on WordPress. I have changed my domain recently and I would be more than glad, if you continued to read and support my blog even though it is not on WordPress any more 🙂

    Thanks for your support until now!

    xox – Ina

  105. mesiegweeks March 8, 2013 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures. Love the “cupped hands” and the boardwalk.

  106. Hippolyta (Polly) March 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Greetings, Mr. Latter! Penny and Polly have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! Your beautiful photography makes us almost think that the cold could be enjoyable. Details of accepting this very serious accolade can be found here: Blog on!

  107. fotoartpassion March 9, 2013 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Absolutely AMAZING!!! 🙂

  108. Lewis & Kim Brown March 9, 2013 at 11:30 am - Reply

    My wife and I visited Canmore back in Sept. 2011 and I still so miss the place, in fact the Rockies in general.. So wish I was back there now… who knows, maybe one day we will leave the UK and make the Rockies our home!!! Wonderful photos bringing back many wonderful memories… :0)

  109. h0tchocolate March 10, 2013 at 6:46 am - Reply

    I agree with picture number 4 🙂 and yes, sometimes bad weather produces great pictures 😀 like you post here

  110. Beka Tinsley March 10, 2013 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Ridiculously beautiful!! I’ve been looking at your pics all morning. They inspire me to write ^.^

  111. itsahardnutlife March 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I’m presenting you with the award of Very Inspiring Blogger because I reckon your blog is brilliant!

  112. reigh March 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hi I would like to award you a Very Inspiring Blogger Award…because the images you capture are beautiful. Possibly because a lot of the Alberta scenes are what I grew up seeing, the images are more than just a pretty image…it carries feeling and memories. =) Please see visit my blog to see some of the steps you’re supposed to do in receiving the award. Cheers.

  113. Felicia March 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Bad weather? Lovely~~ I would say!

  114. thelightwheel March 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply


    I’d just like to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    If you’d like to accept it, find all the info here:

    Happy Wednesday!

  115. Mark Armstrong March 14, 2013 at 11:14 am - Reply

    A word comes to mind, and that word is Exquisite. : )

  116. luvwhatuce March 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Hi there,

    Love these new pictures! Something so pretty about snow. 🙂

  117. Jenovesia March 16, 2013 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Beauty of snow against the water and glass. Very nice.

  118. babso2you March 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love photos! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for two awards! Click on the link: Congratulations!

  119. lilycatbyrne March 17, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Hello, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! See my post here:

    Well done and best wishes,


  120. iliketoplayindirt March 18, 2013 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I’ve been to Banff once a couple of years ago and drove through Canmore to get there. You are lucky to have such beautiful scenery to work with. Your images are great! What kind of lens did you use for these shots?

  121. Stephanie March 18, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    These are gorgeous! I love taking “snowy” pictures too; snow makes everything look so magical. 🙂

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  123. jubileejourney March 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    I am nominating this post for the Best Moment Award. Here is the link:

  124. clbolinbooks March 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Absolutely loved it, and it made me quite homesick for those dusky evenings walking knee-deep in snow drifts in the woods. Thank you for lovely memories.

  125. blue4vienna March 20, 2013 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Wow, what an amazing pics. I love the 3rd and the 4th pic a lot.
    Wish we had some forests or places like that.

  126. K March 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    very nice, black n white r best way to project

  127. L. Marie March 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful photographs!

  128. underbison March 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    love the black and white creates an amazing sense of contrast

  129. Paulo Vasco March 23, 2013 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Wonderful! 🙂

  130. Vikingessa March 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous. I don’t like being in the snow itself, but being able to see it without freezing is always a plus.

  131. backthewaywecame March 24, 2013 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick
    I hereby nominate you for the Illuminating Blogger Award. Your photographs, especially of nature, touch a deep part of me. Thank you so much for adding to my life what I would not have experienced, had it not been for this wonderful facility called blogging… The award can be viewed at , if you nave not already seen it.

    The nomination rules are not onerous; just –
    1. Tell us something about yourself
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  132. emanateslife March 25, 2013 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Hej! You have been nomitated to the the Flavie Peticoeur Award!

    Keep on creating!
    Best, Per

  133. […] Canmore Snow Storm – these are a group of absolutely beautiful photographs of a snow storm and its aftermath in the Canadian Rockies, by photographer Patrick Latter… (ok – I know it’s spring now, and I love spring, but I also love the beauty of winter, and snow) As I viewed the beauty of these pictures, I was transported to another place, and enjoyed a  Best Moment… […]

  134. cshowers April 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Patrick, your pictures really bless me, and I have nominated you for the Best Moment award, because these pictures gave me a “Best Moment”! If you would like to accept the award, just check out this link, and if not, that is ok too, because either way, I was blessed by your pictures, and that’s why I nominated you.

    Many blessings to you,

  135. Girl and the Deep Blue Sea May 2, 2013 at 4:19 am - Reply

    These photos are brilliant – really stunning!

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