Moraine Lake Sunrise

Directions

Take Highway 1 from Calgary and turn left at the Lake Louise exit. Then follows the signs for Moraine Lake.

Background

I arrived at the parking lot just before 7am.  It was still dark and you could see the warm glow of the nearby lodge in the morning rain.

I made my way up the nearby rock pile to find a good vantage point and waited for sunrise. With the rain and cloud cover, I was beginning to worry that the light I was hoping for wouldn’t happen. Just in time though, the clouds parted enough to allow some amazing orange rays of light to hit the far mountain peaks across the lake.

It wasn’t long before the clouds returned and I decided to make my way down to the colourful canoes that always dot the lake shoreline.

Later in the day, weather cleared up and offered some fantastic views of some of the nearby peaks.

By | 2013-04-26T09:15:44+00:00 September 30th, 2012|Landscapes|257 Comments

257 Comments

  1. tifoli September 30, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    your pictures are just so beautiful.

  2. Bashar A. September 30, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Love the composition of the shot with the canoes 🙂

  3. Hidden Passions September 30, 2012 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Lovely pics! especially the canoes one and the sunrise on mountains..:)

  4. puttingthemmmbackinme September 30, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Gorgeous shots as always!

  5. Paula Turner September 30, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    So amazing!

  6. SwittersB September 30, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Oh my! Few things match Alpine beauty in this world. Wonderfully captured. Must look into this more.

  7. santahatchronicles September 30, 2012 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Oooooo, lovely! The lodge’s glow looks so inviting, I’m not sure I’d have made it out onto the hike. But grateful you did–thanks for the beauty. And thank you for the likes. Your timing is impeccable (as evidenced by your rockin’ photography) with your likes seeming to arrive when I need a boost. Cheers!

  8. Jill Weatherholt September 30, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Spectacular!

  9. thundermtfashion September 30, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Stunning:-)

  10. dipitblack September 30, 2012 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Again wonderfull pictures! Love the one with the boats !

    http://www.dipitblack.wordpress.com

  11. Dieu September 30, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    I love the canoes! They’re a nice contrast with the beautiful scene of nature. Great photos as always.

  12. Richert Manjarres September 30, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Ditto on Dieu’s comments. They’re all fantastic pictures. Love the contrast between the boats and the scenery.

  13. kittykatell September 30, 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Wow your work is amazing! Every picture brings me to a place of peace. Thanks

  14. Carol September 30, 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Great pictures. Especially loving the second one.

  15. hibiscus rosa noor September 30, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    so picturesque!

  16. There for a reason's Rachel September 30, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Worth getting up early 🙂

  17. flylula September 30, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  18. sakuraandme September 30, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Truly Beautiful

  19. bruceczopek September 30, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Sunrise is a magical time. Thanks for getting out of bed early for the rest of us.

  20. Chris September 30, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Patrick
    Great shots!…The only thing that would make that next to last photo any better, would be if my 15 footer was pulled on shore along with the others. I’m sure that you Canadians have great & beautiful stretched of wilderness up there.

  21. dogacres September 30, 2012 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I love the primary colors of the canoes with the water and mountains in the background!

  22. Rustic Recluse September 30, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    These pictures are so amazing, as always – I suddenly have an urge to heard right down to moraine lake too!

  23. Jen September 30, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  24. soumyav September 30, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Amidst the royal majestic peaks,
    runs a stream very serene,
    the snow capped shelter the one,
    who gushes through the view green…

    wonderful pictures Patrick!

  25. Heather September 30, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Those canoes are so inviting! Looks like all that’s missing from the spectrum is a purple one 😉

  26. LensScaper September 30, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Two beautiful images of Moraine Lake

  27. mindinterrupted September 30, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    The canoes are colorful and were what i first noticed, but the aqua blue in the shallow water really caught my eye. i just want to wade out into it.

  28. sarahsolmonson September 30, 2012 at 10:18 am - Reply

    I want to hop in one of those canoes. Right now. Amazing work!

  29. lylekrahn September 30, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    That brings back some great memories of a wonderful place.

  30. lifessweetbittersurprises September 30, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Lakes… lakes… wow!

  31. swebackpacker September 30, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    You have for sure fantastic wilderness areas in Canada. You bring it out beautifully in your posts.
    swebackpacker
    Jan-Olof

  32. David September 30, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos as always. Like the reflection of the sunrise on the lake.

  33. sweetpurerity September 30, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Beautiful Pictures!

  34. Brianna Strumm September 30, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Wow! You make home tug at my heart. Thank you.

  35. Noah Matthews September 30, 2012 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Dude I have to buy two of these. Awesome. The lake shot and the boat shot.

  36. earthriderjudyberman September 30, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Stunning photographs. We used to live near the Canadian border and it was always a visual treat. Thanks for visting my blog.

  37. Your Coastal Estate Team September 30, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Wow, truly stunning photographs! Love the canoes!

  38. Teresa Rice September 30, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Gorgeous picture of the mountains.

  39. Sibella at bakingwithsibella.com September 30, 2012 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Your photos inspire me to paint!

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  41. John September 30, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Beautiful country. Love your photography!

  42. hanjeremy September 30, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Unbelievable! Absolutely stunning pictures. You make me wish i was there too!

  43. bevjoneswriting September 30, 2012 at 11:39 am - Reply

    This looks like heaven. Heaven with a hotel nearby?

  44. petewoo September 30, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Inspiring!

  45. sandyfield September 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    A few decades ago, I thought about going to the university in Calgary. Now I know at least some of what I missed. Awesome countryside, and inspiring photos. Thank you.

  46. thebuttonupblog September 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I’ve been to Moraine Lake. Simply stunning.

    http://www.thebuttonupblog.com

  47. KorubettosHaiku September 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I love the middle two pictures. Fabulous.

  48. reconstructinglife September 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photography! Love the warm glow of the lodge and the colorful boats on the shore. Excellent!

  49. Men's Concept September 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures!!!!

  50. wbwise September 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    The rock pile photograph is stunning.

  51. roo365 September 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Oh, I’d love to walk in your shoes one day. World’s nature that you see is stunningly beautiful.

  52. Simeon Blatchley September 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Outstanding work!

  53. fatimasaysell September 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Stunning images! 🙂

  54. peaceiscake September 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures, I hope I will have the same view during the next year (:

  55. K D September 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I love Moraine Lake. Haven’t been there for years and now you’ve reminded me how beautiful it is. Thank you.

  56. cvanwoesik September 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Goregeous and mystic! I have no clue what state this is in though? Well even if it is a state!! Lol, tell me where!

  57. Pairodox Farm September 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I’m wondering whether Moraine Lake is meromictic (meromictic lakes are permanentaly layered and do not mix – they usually form from the plunge basins of ancient waterfalls) – the beautiful blue is a bit of a giveaway. Nice images. I particularly like the one of the lodge (HDR?). D

  58. Marty goes to Mars/Poetry Road September 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Incredibly beautiful–love your art..Makes you want to get in the car and go!!

  59. cupcakevirgin September 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Amazing photographs (wish I had the talent and patience to take photos). It looks a beautiful place 😉 Very tranquil.

  60. tinasrabbithole September 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Some absolutely gorgeous shots here. 🙂

  61. bluecantei September 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the follow, those are amazing pics, Absolutely breathtaking!!!

  62. hugmamma September 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I have definitely been to Moraine Lake. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t venture to hike the area…deathly afraid of crossing the path of wildlife…bears…cougars…and whatever else lurks in them thar woods. I’m just a fraidy cat, having been raised in Hawaii where the worst I might’ve come across were centipedes…scorpions…and mongoose.

    …but I love the Canadian Rockies…for sure. 🙂

  63. Pin Up Cosmetics September 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    The boats..love it!

  64. mikesimagination September 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    20 years since I was there with friends, brought it all back 🙂

  65. Bella Remy Photography September 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Wow! Stunning!

  66. alphathread September 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Great images. I first visited this area in 1971 and fell in love with the scenery. The weather on the day was as you describe in your post, but it was still beautiful.

  67. B. L. Crisp September 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Ethereal!

  68. erica0407 September 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I love reading your blog. As I’ve said before, there’s simply nothing like views such as these in Southern California! Incredible.

  69. Trotamundos September 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking- I feel like I’m there, and now I have the urge to actually go!

  70. ahrabiraj September 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    oh my goodness, I’ve fallen in love with these pictures.

  71. Anna Scott Graham September 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I am a could and colour junkie, so these were a fantastic treat! In that second shot, the clouds almost look 3-D, like they want to float right out of the photo. Just beautiful!

  72. bluebirdexpressions September 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures Patrick. Hiking is one of those things that helps clear the mind so one focus on what really matters, these pictures just about get me there!

  73. Late Lattes September 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    One of my favorite spots in Canada! Too easy of a day trip from Calgary, makes me miss home!
    Amazing photos!

  74. Maria September 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Dig the shot with the canoes. lighting, color, texture – composition is great.

  75. mariant69 September 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    What can one say that 46 other folks haven’t already said? Stunning, absolutely stunning. Quite a gift.

  76. ctoby September 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Holy cow! breathtaking…

  77. katsong September 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    stunning

  78. screenshot September 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Superb Patrick, incredible! 😉

  79. malakablog September 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Amazing

  80. Candace September 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    #2? Stunning!!!!! And the canoes are awesome, too.

  81. MattiaWruble September 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    wow awesome photos

  82. Knitting Nedjmi September 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Oh my God that scenery is beyond beautiful. It’s hard to believe it’s real. Wonderful pictures

  83. Got my book September 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    This is absolute beauty! I’ve always wanted to go to Canada.. I definitely will one of these days! You’re a talented photographer!

  84. Nelson September 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos!

  85. joyful2bee September 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Those scenes are like those you see in magazines! How lucky you are to be able to go there!! Lovely photos!

  86. fearofthewild September 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I haven’t been out west yet…this makes me wanna go there so badly.

  87. kgrahamjourneys September 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I love hiking in the Canadian Rockies and I’m very glad to have found your blog. Moraine Lake looks incredible in your photos and I especially love the shot of the canoes. Thanks for sharing.

  88. katgustafsson September 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    breathtaking

  89. VeronicaThePajamaThief September 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking!

  90. kyle ginder September 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Wow… you make me want to move to Canada to explore and have all kinds of adventures. Your pictures are really great.

  91. Jenn September 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and stunning as always 🙂 thankyou for sharing 🙂 this way i get to enjoy the splendour you travel in 🙂

  92. Scott (aka Table97) September 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Absolutely amazing shots! Love them all and appreciate your willingness to share them with us.

  93. latebloomerbuds September 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    So gorgeous! Margie

  94. MYSWEENEE September 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  95. Message In A Fold September 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Wow. Awesome photography! Makes me want to go where you have been.
    Leslie

  96. rutakintome September 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Patrick. I want your job so I can hike, explore and take pictures.

  97. twoblackdoggies September 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning images

  98. christinedamm September 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning photos!

  99. JustWillinBmore September 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Great pics Patrick. I will have to stop by and check out your work. Love seeing the work of a good photographer.

  100. Joycelyn September 30, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I’m in love with the photos! ♥

  101. Peggy A Thompson September 30, 2012 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I would love to visit this area some time!

  102. Mercedes@CasuallySpeaking September 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Simply magnificent!

  103. brownskinnedbeauty September 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are beautiful!

  104. Playamart - Zeebra Designs September 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    The water in these images is so inviting, and the canoes and their reflections – ahhhh, makes me want to step into the scene!
    thanks so much for finding time to keep up with my posts. buen trabajo/good work!
    z

  105. Courtney Nicole September 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Why do those colorful canoes remind me so much of the movie, The Grey?? Anyway, beautiful beautiful!

  106. heartflow2012 September 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I get to travel all over the place and never leave my room!

  107. kat September 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Your photos are breathtaking!

  108. Charlie September 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    love these pics, so beautiful – I just want to take one of the kayaks and explore!

  109. seabluelee September 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Your photographs are gorgeous, and the scenery just leaves me speechless.

  110. Ben D September 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Just amazing…wow!

  111. NZ Cate September 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Lovely, especially the one with the canoes. I once took a photo of this lake (when travelling through Canada). Somehow mine one just doesn’t measure up. I’m glad I have yours to enjoy. 🙂

  112. ruolngulworld September 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    OMG These are just so beautiful. Made me wonder, once again, what I am doing here sitting on my desk, when there’s a whole world out there. 😉

  113. 2five2life September 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    The canoes are are my favorites also. I see nothing but the inside of Diaper Genie and my computer monitor at work day in day out. These help me to escape…

  114. Kim September 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    That lodge looks very inviting, like a great place to take refuge in a snow storm and have some hot chocolate with marshmallows…..:); I really like the picture with the canoes; the color contrast is outstanding………continue to inspire….:)…….Kim

  115. urbanbandit September 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I’m going to be heading up that way this week! Finally getting out of the Ontario bubble! Although I’m an environmentalist I barely ever spend any time in all this beautiful nature Canada has to offer!

  116. Norman Van Treeck September 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    I love the area. I hope to make it up to this part of the world and catch some Northern Lights in this kind of beautiful setting. Thanks for the inspiration.

  117. John September 30, 2012 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    And you didn’t invite me?! I’m hurt. 🙂

    Beautiful, beautiful photos! If I had to pick only one, I’d say the one with the canoes — I love the bright colors against the grays of the shore.

  118. George Weaver September 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Good grief, Patrick! Hundreds of people come here to see your photographs. They are the best, of course. I see an occasional bowl-me-over photograph posted by a professional or a happy-accident one by an enthusiast, but your work is consistently superb, fresh, interesting and generally wonderful. 🙂 The boats here are just eye candy (if anybody says that anymore…)

  119. drangedinaz September 30, 2012 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    The pics are fantastic. They make me want to paint again. You have a gift and I am glad you share it with us.

  120. astimegoesbuy September 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    These are spectacular!
    My favourite is the one of the canoes…stunning.
    Cheers,
    Laura

  121. alexandruneda October 1, 2012 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Excellent!

  122. JeannieRichard October 1, 2012 at 1:11 am - Reply

    With the many comments here – its like everyone shouting for your attention ~ LOL!
    Anyway, love the reflection on the bluuuuuuue lake – wish i was there to enjoy presence of the awesome nature, fill my lungs with fresh air and do some canoeing.

  123. ramblingsfromamum October 1, 2012 at 1:29 am - Reply

    The 2nd photo for me Patrick 🙂 The Mountains mirrored in the lake – stunning!

  124. janganlupamenulis October 1, 2012 at 1:50 am - Reply

    B-E-A-utiful!!

  125. Indhu October 1, 2012 at 2:22 am - Reply

    Simply Superb……Would love to be there……!!!!!

  126. patrickbreenphoto October 1, 2012 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Gorgeous work on all your posts.

  127. mmkng October 1, 2012 at 4:32 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  128. Gigi Galore October 1, 2012 at 5:39 am - Reply

    omword! These are so completely beautiful Patrick! I love them! Thankyou! 🙂

  129. therealjlow October 1, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Such beautiful colours! amazing photography! xoxo

  130. andshelaughs October 1, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Love the shot of the brightly coloured canoes against the grey….beautiful and breathtaking as always!

  131. maryalive October 1, 2012 at 6:55 am - Reply

    The boats and the mountains are stunning. Well done.

  132. maydelory October 1, 2012 at 7:18 am - Reply

    It’s easy to see in your photographs why people want to fly like a bird.

  133. maydelory October 1, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    It’s easy to see from your images why people want to fly like a bird. Lovely.

  134. walterwsmith3rd October 1, 2012 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Nice work. Such a paintery feel to them.

  135. Paula October 1, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Loving them all, the second and the third are spectacular 🙂

  136. Journey Photographic October 1, 2012 at 7:42 am - Reply

    That second image is simply beautiful – I’m glad the sun came through for you!

  137. hcclivingletters October 1, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Absolutely exquisite!

  138. kasturika October 1, 2012 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I’m sure everyone above has already exhausted every word in the dictionary to describe the photographs… I’m speechless…

  139. Mahogany October 1, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

    You are such a gifted individual, these works of art are amazing.

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  141. Haunani Chong October 1, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

    This is my favorite lake in the whole world. The last time I was there I was 9 years old and the energy of the place forever printed itself on my heart. Thank you for capturing what I remember.

  142. caravelajewellery October 1, 2012 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Amazing photography. Stunning views. I love all of them.

  143. Robert Boscacci October 1, 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Those pink clouds are gorgeous.

  144. springspiral October 1, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    You are a FANTASTIC photographer… What a gift!!!

  145. gdixonregeneca October 1, 2012 at 10:32 am - Reply

    nice picture bro!

  146. Justin Caouette October 1, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    What camera are you shooting with? Amazing shots!

  147. bluebrightly October 1, 2012 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Love that you got up before dawn to do this, and love whoever chose to paint those canoes! Thanks for another wonderful journey – your standards are very high!

  148. Sahm Ataine King October 1, 2012 at 10:58 am - Reply

    You know what these photos do? They prove that heaven exists…on Earth. Long live Canada and her bountiful landscape.

  149. Paula {Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream} October 1, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Stunning, stunning, STUNNING! I love your work :). Xx P

  150. Mark Simms October 1, 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Love the boats on the shore…great colours

  151. Amsterdamming October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    amazing photos, patrick! your eyes must be very happy for seeing all these.. 🙂

  152. nettrobbens October 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking! What a beautiful place to wake up.

  153. redlipstickmama October 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I have fever so I’m stuck at home but these shots just made me day!

  154. sookisu October 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Wow, fabulous fabulous photos. I’m absolutely mesmerised by so many of the images on your site. Like so many others I’m especially taken with the beautiful colours in the photos of the canoes.

  155. mountainboyurbangent October 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Damn nice pictures

  156. Ju* October 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Wow… Everything you have portrayed is just so beautiful.

  157. jejunejesuit October 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    hey man! thanks for following. your photography is incredible!

  158. katehalloranhickey October 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Daily Apple and commented:
    Places to go

  159. MyADDMoment October 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Awesome pics!!

  160. iamvickiroberts October 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Your talent is absolutely amazing! If I commented on every photo I love, I’d never get any writing done, but I just have to tell you your work is epic!

  161. Jo Nolan October 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    holy crap! i’ll have to get there someday….

  162. kpbare October 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    You have transported me to my childhood and the couple of very special years I spent in Calgary as a child. I think I have an old polaroid…taken from about the same spot…. Thank you for sharing your gift and love of photography with us! Truly stunning..xox

  163. hannah October 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    wow, that light! stunning.

  164. mirrormon October 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  165. ckponderings October 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Beautiful images! 🙂

  166. erwindwi002 October 2, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Wow so beautiful…have you ever tried slow shutter speed technique with black and white. your photo is gonna be awesome 😀

  167. waterlily0716 October 2, 2012 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Hello, Thank you for dropping by my blog. I hope I was able to share some insights and ideas no matter how mundane some of them may be lol.

    By the way, I can sense the passion you’ve put into this, your WORK is absolutely stunning and breathtaking!. Keep it up. 🙂

  168. iamcatseye October 2, 2012 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Great photos Sir! And thanks for the like! Ben

  169. losmy October 2, 2012 at 4:36 am - Reply

    It looks incredible!

  170. ore October 2, 2012 at 5:43 am - Reply

    i cried

  171. Louis October 2, 2012 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Truly fabulous shots!!

  172. Mike October 2, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

    One of my favourite places 🙂

  173. Samaira October 2, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    When I was scrolling down your homepage I was actually sat here with my mouth hanging open and every few seconds all I could manage was “oh my God..”. These pictures are breathtaking. I love the fact that (although I’ve never been to these places and probably won’t get the chance) the pictures make me feel like I am there with the photographer. Stunning, absolutely stunning.

  174. cassafrassdecor October 2, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Thanks for the likes on my page! Your work is breathtaking!

  175. poppytump October 2, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Love the two different aspects showing the water as two different blues … where you hiked down to the canoes that aqua colour looks decidedly *chilly* and glacial . Brrr

  176. klippsjournal October 2, 2012 at 8:51 am - Reply

    A great Canadian photo essay by a master.

  177. Boomdeeadda October 2, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Your photo’s always look better than when I remember being there, wow!

  178. Jessica Manca October 2, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick, Amazing photos! We were married in Lake Louise, and spent some great memories at Moraine Lake. Thanks for sharing your gift and stirring our imagination, memories and our everyday eyes that sometimes forget to stop for just another moment…

  179. mascarita13 October 2, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures!

  180. Sean Anthony | Flow of Wisdom October 2, 2012 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Breathe taking photos!!!

  181. caloniedoesart October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I really love both of your sites! The photography is fascinating… The vibrant lake photographs above very much caught my eye with the vibrant blues and how you caught the expanse of the mountains! Breathtaking! I’m adding your sites to my artist and blogroll links…

  182. Lissa Rabon October 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Wow! Those lake shots are off the hook!

  183. Samir Chopra October 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Holy shit Patrick!

  184. gglarue October 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    These pictures are amazing!

  185. incusblack October 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Just wow…

  186. hopeforheather October 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    My favorite FAVORITE is the lodge photo. Just breathtaking!

  187. dudubeauty October 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Oh my God! breath taking…

  188. lynnwyvill October 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos. Love the one of the canoes.

  189. Tom Reeder October 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    As you may know, Ansel Adams once said that the secret to taking good photographs was “knowing where to stand.” You are taking some major hikes to get there, but you are finding the right places to stand! Congratulations on uniformly fine work.

  190. aidaweb101 October 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Stunning shots!!!Good on ya!

  191. derikandamandagrove October 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Surreal.

  192. CB October 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    LOVE the pic above the canoes…would love to be there!

  193. Daniella Limoli October 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Wow these photos really are incredible. Thanks for stopping by i hate sweatpants 🙂 You might like some of my photos from my trip to Italy.

  194. fullmoon8 October 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    It is often so hard for a photograph to capture the stunning grandure of a beautiful place such as Morraine Lake. You have done just that — So georgeous!!!

  195. philosophermouseofthehedge October 3, 2012 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Lovely spot. The lodge looks warm and inviting…this time of year can’t help thinking of a jack-o-lantern!

  196. Nostra October 3, 2012 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures, amazing sites!

  197. JiafengLim October 3, 2012 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Very impressive and inspiring photos!

  198. gracemanvel October 3, 2012 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Great shots! I enjoyed the Lake shot at sunrise, peaceful and serene. The next shot with the canoes was great – you really made the canoes pop.

  199. James Reckitt October 3, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Sublime images. Wish I lived somewhere as gorgeous as this!

  200. Delano Wallace October 3, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Loving the pictures.

  201. Sheslosingit.net October 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    These pictures are just so overwhelmingly beautiful.

  202. wicksted October 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the pics of home! We saw the full moon in Ukraine on the horizon this month but it didn’t look like a Harvest Moon (although we did sing some Neil young!) thanks for visiting the blog and commenting! Love your photos!

  203. jonesen October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    beautiful photography! i love how you incorporate the canoes… awesome!

  204. georgia62012 October 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    wow! your pictures are amazing!

  205. Andy C. Smith October 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos. I have many fond memories of the Moraine Lake rock pile and the surrounding trail system. Larch Valley stands out. And the old twenty dollar bill. Cheers.

  206. Whine Less October 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! Looks like such a lovely place to visit.

  207. carolcork October 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Just breathtaking!

  208. dmarkcabz October 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Awesome! You’re good keep it up, bro.

  209. trudles88 October 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    My favourite is the second photo above; stunning!

  210. tiernantravels October 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Amazingincrediblepectacular.

  211. desertrose7 October 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Ohhh wow. Just wow.

  212. maybecassandra October 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    1045 is gorgeous!

  213. foodiefashionist October 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    These photos are beautiful <3 I love them.

  214. meholysmile October 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    These pictures are so inspiring. I can spend hours looking at them and savoring their beauty…

  215. Kina October 4, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I miss the Rockies!

  216. Starlight October 4, 2012 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Beautiful photography!! Blessings to you …and thank you for sharing your awesome pictures with us…mastersheart

  217. Allison October 4, 2012 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I love the brightly colored canoes! It’s as if they were staged for such a lovely photo!

  218. sued51 October 4, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Patrick!!

  219. Barbie October 4, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    The pictures are gorgeous!

  220. The Basic Lens October 4, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Beautiful landscapes.

  221. vitamin hound October 4, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Oh! That second shot just tears my heart out! Wonderful, wonderful.

  222. ohmyitskye October 4, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Wow, your Photo’s are stunning!

  223. Sydney October 4, 2012 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Incredibly breathtaking

  224. zoe October 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    i can’t even tell you how much your photos make my heart ache in the sweetest of ways. thank you for sharing!

  225. […] Moraine Lake Sunrise […]

  226. daydreamdaisies October 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Wow! Everytime I forget how beautiful life truly is I’m going to come here and look at these photos.

  227. Kim Ross October 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    I love the colorful canoes!!

  228. silvershadowfly October 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful photos, this is why I’d love to visit Canada!

  229. deepsspace October 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    I got the chance to go there few years back. Loved the Tea House there!
    Took some pictures, but not as good as yours! Love the canoes

  230. LJ October 5, 2012 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Wow, beautiful photographs! I’m one that, because of my job, has a hard time getting leave time to go to the mountains. Today you have brought them to me. Thanks for sharing :-). Thanks for visiting my blog! http://www.ljswordsalad.com

  231. Lhen October 5, 2012 at 1:23 am - Reply

    close to perfect. beautiful.

  232. reocochran October 5, 2012 at 3:14 am - Reply

    I think this is so beautiful and I am going to Lake Erie and wishing it were here! We are going fishing!

  233. Naomikko October 5, 2012 at 3:48 am - Reply

    u’re so lucky

  234. kitchen therapy October 5, 2012 at 6:31 am - Reply

    I was there a few years ago, your photos brought back many memories. Gorgeous!

  235. AsuncionK October 5, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous place to paint!! Thanks for ‘painting’ it for us with your camera. 🙂

  236. paperandbooks October 5, 2012 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Brings back memories of my hike there. Thanks.

  237. F.B. Kelly October 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photographs!

  238. clairessss October 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    OMG! Such a lovely place! I wish I could visit Canada.

  239. thecaptainnemo October 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    those colorful boats really stand out great pics.

  240. Audsodd October 6, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Those are so beautiful. I want to go there. Right now.

  241. yashu gola (@whoisyashu) October 8, 2012 at 12:37 am - Reply

    a life of a traveler is indeed the best life ever created by lord.. Each and every picture of yours exhales the fragrance of grass and fog. Four thumbs up!

  242. Boobieslifeandluster October 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    You do know how to capture a feeling in a still don’t you, it’s a true gift because you allow the reader to see what you see and how you see it in a photo, and then leave us with our own feeling towards it. I love your work. Well done Patrick, I enjoy your sharing. LA

  243. Crissianna October 10, 2012 at 2:10 am - Reply

    Your photograph of the boats by the waterside is breathtaking- I love all the color- contrasted by the subtle nature surrounding it!

  244. Lisa Marie October 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I am in complete awe of your genius – I only hope that one day I can produce art like this… truly amazing! And thanks for the love liking my painting posts… very encouraging 🙂

  245. derawu October 16, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    These are all such beautiful pictures. They’re so vivid that they could easily be visual cues for a story. Nicely done, and thanks for following my blog!

  246. gerrysentries October 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    You’re photos are definitely thought provoking and it must be amazing traveling to these sights. My favorite photo is the one you use as your header. How much does a print cost for that one

  247. poetb2012 October 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    leaves you breatheless

    • kansari2012 October 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      There is such a heartful presence about your work. It’s a beautiful thing to see your journeying through it.

  248. tutankhamon61 November 5, 2012 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Great post !!!

  249. Naomi Baltuck February 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Wow!

  250. […] The trailhead begins at the beautiful Moraine Lake. […]

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