Vermilion Lakes III

Directions

Vermilion Lakes is a short 5 minute drive NW of Banff. Take Mount Norquay Rd from downtown towards Highway 1. Then turn left at Vermilion Lakes Drive.

Story

November is one of my favorite times of year to take photos, as the lakes have just begun to freeze and there is plenty of foreground interest.

This is the sunrise from the 3rd Vermilion Lake at the end of Vermilion Lakes Drive.

This is the sunset from the second lake, with Rundle in the distance.

By | 2013-04-26T09:06:37+00:00 November 12th, 2012|Landscapes|0 Comments

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  1. Dorothy November 12, 2012 at 6:04 am - Reply

    spectacular photos….the colors in the reflections are gorgeous

  2. benpriestphotography November 12, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    amazing, as always πŸ™‚

  3. jkcreativemedia November 12, 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Great shots. Love the colours.

  4. Charlie November 12, 2012 at 6:17 am - Reply

    beautiful – love the softness and details in the first picture and I like the reflection in the second one. Crazy to think you’ll be freezing your butt just as we starting getting our first 30C days of summer!

  5. Tina Schell November 12, 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Lovely Patrick

  6. kelihasablog November 12, 2012 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Beautiful photography… You should make a coffee table book or calendar, but I’m sure you’re probably busy with selling the prints. They are truly stunning… you have an amazing gift! πŸ˜€

  7. shudderingwords November 12, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    These colors are amazing! Great composition!

  8. petit4chocolatier November 12, 2012 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Breathtaking!

  9. drawandshoot November 12, 2012 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Love that first one, Patrick. Serenity.

  10. buckylb November 12, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I often don;t comment … I mean how many different ways can I say “stunning” (or some version of that). In case you never tire of hearing it: your work is beautiful!

  11. lensandpensbysally November 12, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    The light, the composition, the sweeping vistas–truly lovely.

  12. bluebrightly November 12, 2012 at 6:54 am - Reply

    They’re gorgeous shots, and I have to add that it’s refreshing to see natural looking colors – no exagerated, contrasty, grab-your-attention processing here. Thanks for showing us an extraordinary place only a few minutes from a city – cool!

  13. Elen Grey November 12, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Stunners, the pair. Oh, the reflections in the first one.

  14. Birgit Nazarian November 12, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Stunning! Every time I am just agog with how impressive your photography is the scenes! You are more into fall/winter than we are! We have spring time temperatures in Ohio!

  15. SudoOne November 12, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Breathtaking

  16. myritingboard November 12, 2012 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Our world is BEAUTIFUL, dispite it’s reputation, this is what you see.

  17. Vicki November 12, 2012 at 7:10 am - Reply

    that view with Rundle in the background is one of my favorites in Banff, but I’ve not seen it in the winter. Your photos are very beautiful..

  18. Allyson Mellone November 12, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Beautiful photographs as always πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing them.

  19. Victor Santana November 12, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Artistrict Journal.

  20. klippsjournal November 12, 2012 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Awesome

  21. Gretchen O'Donnell November 12, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

    GORGEOUS! Love that first shot, esp.

  22. clingingtosanity November 12, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos!

  23. Arthur Seaton November 12, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

    You take better photo’s than anybody I’ve ever seen. Can I post one on my site? I will put a link to your page on the photo.

  24. evandthecity November 12, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    These are incredible – surreal x

  25. badwalker November 12, 2012 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Love the light on the mountain tops. I’m a sucker for that curve of water. Oh, and brrrr!

  26. Mridula November 12, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply
  27. The Earth Beneath My Feetdvqbz November 12, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Breathtaking!

  28. Books and Traders November 12, 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    This is just Beautiful. Amazing work πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing

  29. sheokhanda November 12, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    beautiful pics. Reminding the beauty of nature. I must say that you have captured it well. πŸ™‚

  30. Xavier November 12, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Spectacular!

  31. Triggercell HD November 12, 2012 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Mellow and Calm winter dawn.
    Like the subtle colors, infused in the mist! Great shot!

  32. Timothy Woods November 12, 2012 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Your shots are fantastic! You clearly have the eye!

  33. joytourandtravel November 12, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Joy Tour & Travel and commented:
    Too beautiful!

  34. whatsonyourmindmonkeybutt November 12, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I can’t stand the cold weather, but it would be worth it to see these wonderful places. I was hoping to snap some fall pics this weekend and wasn’t able to get it done. πŸ™‚

  35. Dr Anto Youssef November 12, 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Wow, incredible collection! Love the colours and makes me want to go for a hiking trip πŸ™‚

  36. passiveaggressiveabused November 12, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    So beautiful!

  37. Sweet Rains November 12, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Oh wow… so beautifully composed!

  38. Scintillatebrightly November 12, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    amazing. I like swinging by your blog so much just for photos like these.

  39. Anne Bonney November 12, 2012 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Incredible color!

  40. colormusing November 12, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply

    We are all so lucky to have a photographer like you, who is willing to get out so early, in the cold, to show us these beautiful scenes! Thank you!!

  41. Jan Flieger November 12, 2012 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Not bad at all. Well… you know… itΒ΄s fantastic. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the Moment!

  42. cooking with audrey November 12, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

    gives me chills and warmth at the same time πŸ™‚

  43. The Laughing Duck November 12, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    This is amazing patrick! I think this is by far my favorites !

  44. lylekrahn November 12, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  45. optimisticgladness November 12, 2012 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Wow!

  46. Julie November 12, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Gorgeous…So beautiful and the colors are so vivid.

  47. carolcork November 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful!

  48. eyegene November 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on eyegene.

  49. katylizrichards November 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shots! You have such amazing landscapes over there.

  50. Coastal Dweller November 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Great photos. Interested to know how long you spend out there on your shoots? do you camp for a few weeks, or just in and out in a day?

    • Patrick Latter November 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      I’ll spend the weekend in Canmore, and drive to locations in the morning and at sunset. I will spend anywhere between 1 hour and 2 hours shooting at each location and time. Depending on conditions I will do day hikes, I am hoping to do some overnight winter camping in some more remote locations this year though.

  51. Samantha LΓͺ November 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Patrick, beautiful photos. I’m especially drawn to the wisps of frozen branches in the foreground of the first photo… so graceful and sad against the haunting mixture of blue and pink reflected in the water.

  52. viveka November 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Can fill the chill and hear the silence. Stunning.

  53. Bestof2sisters November 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! and wow – you do get around!

  54. mochafrappe November 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on 0ReBlog0.

  55. frommymusings2u November 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    In the first photograph…I see a construct of chill and warmth that only nature could devise..both breathtakingly beautiful…

  56. Julia Kovach November 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Spectacular photos! I can’t imagine standing before this scene – in person! I can almost hear the quiet . . .

  57. MathiasLPhotos November 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Marvelous !!!

  58. Lisa Ruff November 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Your photography is awesome artwork!!!

  59. lmsorenson November 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on LMsorenson and commented:
    Stunning as always. Pictures from Patrick Latter

  60. ShruTroup November 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Wow. Breathtaking! Every picture you take, makes me want to visit that place so bad!

  61. Abrielle Valencia November 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Just gorgeous!!!

  62. Photography Journal Blog November 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I love the color in these photos!

  63. vitalhealthblog November 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking photographs…Thanks for sharing your passion with others. I love your blog!

  64. Sheila Creighton November 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    wow! what unbelievable beauty…. great shots Patrick!

  65. monkeyfacekim November 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    This picture is just… wow! Beautiful…

  66. tblack22 November 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Man, this is wonderful. I envy you. The places you get to see. Amazing and always beautiful.

  67. twoscamps November 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos. November is a wonderful month. Your photos capture the magnificence!

  68. I love the pink in all the photos…

  69. JoJo Kelmer November 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    amazing photos…as always, glad you’re sharing this!

  70. Heartlines November 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Wow, these are gorgeous. Nice job.

  71. ashleynicolebooks November 12, 2012 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    I love your shots! They are amazing landscapes! I’m trying to get into photography but I don’t know what kind of camera I should get. Do you have any recommendations for a beginner?
    This is my blog post about what I’m looking for in a camera if you want to stop by: http://ashleynicolebooks.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/the-perfect-shot/

  72. thodasasomething November 13, 2012 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Breathtaking!!!

  73. Jacqueline @ All J Designs November 13, 2012 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Stunning! I love looking at all your beautiful photos and they make me realise how much there is to see πŸ™‚

  74. smoothsolidade November 13, 2012 at 3:34 am - Reply

    i could help it .. i took the second picture as desktop wallpaper on my pc … all rights are reserved to you :-))))))))

    very clever work

  75. ginplustonic November 13, 2012 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Breathtaking! This is why I love nature photography.

  76. beautyofsimplycity November 13, 2012 at 8:05 am - Reply

    I love how the ice is just forming (especially in the first photo), These are beautiful πŸ™‚

  77. chalkdustfairy November 13, 2012 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Just beautiful.

  78. Very serene. The photo takes me there!

  79. faures November 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful

  80. ripe red berries November 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    WOW ! That’s all I can seem to say when I see your work – WOW!!

  81. Aakash Japi November 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Wow…those look fantastic. I view them as almost a paradox: they show nature’s serenity and calm, but they below the surface they represent a world of chaos. The one I love most is the second one, where a stream silently snakes its ways through the frozen surroundings. It’s serene, and gives one a sense of such awe. I love it.

  82. ameskenazi November 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    these are awesome- great composition!

  83. Wendy November 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Amazingly beautiful photography:) We hiked Vermillion lakes on our honeymoon! Such a magical place, thanks for sharing.

  84. happyflowerwordzoo002 November 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    AAh, the Vermillion Lakes. I recall taking a canoe out on the lake, the worry the lakes were disappearing. The erosion of time. And the Mighty Rundle, scrambling along the backside. These are good memory prompts Patrick. Your photographs are wonderfilled.

  85. laureleaves November 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Patrick,

    Your work is truly stunning. Wish I could go to some of these places, even despite the cold.

    Might I ask how you found my blog? πŸ™‚ Thanks for liking my posts — I wasn’t aware that anyone but family and friends kept track. I just write to write.

    Be well,

    Lauren

  86. weejars November 14, 2012 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  87. maryeinbinder November 14, 2012 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Amazing photographs! Do you sell?

  88. hannahsim1 November 14, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Absolutely incredible shots!!

  89. tiny lessons blog November 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Fairytale landscape, magical!

  90. klrs09 November 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Your pictures take my breath away.

  91. Ardyce November 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    You have some amazing pictures! I just wanted to stop by, show some love, and let you know I featured one of you photos via linking on my blog. πŸ™‚

  92. Selena November 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Just gorgeous!

  93. rocelmoreno November 15, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Amazing shots very impressive !

  94. moonstone34 November 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Stunning! Amazing shots!

  95. RainStar Callisto November 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Wow! Looks like the arctic! Beautiful lakes too πŸ™‚

  96. gravittyshatters November 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  97. shehannemoore November 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    My lord, these are stunning.

  98. Perfectly Damaged November 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful

  99. cooktocure November 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Just awesome. Thankful for you talents and eye.

  100. The One in the beat-up Moccasins November 16, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

    A winding river with icy shores
    The stream atop an ocean.

  101. The Social Tumbleweed November 16, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Wow, it’s my first time visiting your page and your photos are amazing!!! ~regina

  102. Ashley Christine November 16, 2012 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  103. notebooksandteacups November 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Canada really is pretty darned good looking, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  104. bearspawprint November 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

  105. Shawn Flaherty November 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following me!

    VERY nice photos you have here, man. These make you FEEL cold they are so stunning.

  106. ssrijana November 18, 2012 at 12:26 am - Reply

    i love the first photograph its so beautiful.

  107. michaellemme November 18, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Great pictures, once again.

  108. learicha November 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    thanks for liking and following, i’m checking your blog right now and the pictures are pretty amazing, been in Canada before but never saw it the way you do. you got talent..

  109. scott2608 November 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Unbelievable photos.

  110. ratchy November 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos. Such a pretty place. I feel blessed to live in this area of the world! You’ve captured it nicely πŸ™‚
    http://www.steer-blog.com

  111. reesephoto November 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Those are excellent and the pastel tonality is wonderful. Visited that region years ago and hope to get back sometime.you are blessed to be able to shoot in that area.

  112. jamieweilhealthcoach November 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Thank you for finding me, following my blog and leading me to these amazing shots! Simply magical. You are so talented.

  113. Sheila T Illustrated November 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    These are awesome!

  114. zil_aziz November 19, 2012 at 2:24 am - Reply

    absolutely stunning! love, love, love!! Patrick, you should come to Malaysian islands, beautiful beaches & sunsets πŸ˜‰

  115. rayfausel November 19, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Incredible shots.

  116. domesticdevil123 November 19, 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

    wow amazing photography! thanks for following my blog at livingwithaman.wordpress.com, much appreciated! x x

  117. nurulthecook November 19, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Sooooooo amazingly beautiful is this world we live in!! The contrast to where I am now and seeing your pics is just a reminder that there’s sooo much I want to see!! Thank your for your beautiful pics!! πŸ™‚

  118. samanthaelias November 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Very beautiful!

  119. nat.a.ly November 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Fabulous! πŸ˜€

  120. Weronika Kwiatkowska Forero November 20, 2012 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  121. Ankur Mithal November 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Your photos continue to be amazing. Even more than the pictures, I am sure that constantly being with such surroundings would have an even more salutary effect on the person clicking these pictures.

  122. Graham Stephen November 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shots

  123. ramblingsfromamum November 25, 2012 at 4:06 am - Reply

    I know you probably aren’t into these things – but there is an Award waiting for you to retrieve if you wish πŸ™‚

  124. artchismo November 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Stunning

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  126. kajoemanis November 30, 2012 at 2:32 am - Reply

    dude, you are gifted!

  127. frankdiluzio December 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Beautiful πŸ™‚

  128. Victor Santana December 4, 2012 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Artistrict Journal.

  129. mlbacallao December 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Faith, Love, & Travel and commented:
    This is beautiful and obviously the photographer knows what he’s doing!

  130. RJ December 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for visiting my site. It allowed me to find yours.

  131. Sheryl Wright Stinchcum December 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking photography! I love the landscapes. They are out of this world. Blessings.

  132. choregfirin December 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Hi, Patrick. Thank you for visiting my blog. Thanks also for sharing your gorgeous photography. Canada has some lovely sights, for sure.

  133. theinformationglutton December 14, 2012 at 2:54 am - Reply

    I love your pictures. Canada is truly a wonderful place, and I hope to visit it one day.
    Cheers for the follow.

  134. pviette February 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Oh my, I’l better turn my “wish list” of places I want to visit into a “wish book”. Beautiful colours and great compo.

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