Vermilion Lakes IV

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.

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A very cold sunset at Vermilion Lakes this past weekend. The lake is entirely frozen except for a few sections with moving water from nearby creeks.

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By | 2013-04-26T08:56:53+00:00 January 14th, 2013|Landscapes|101 Comments

101 Comments

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words January 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!
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  2. apple.e.e-s. January 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    another great one! good job as always πŸ™‚

  3. Angeline M January 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    So very peaceful.

  4. djmatticus January 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Stunning shot. I can feel the chill creeping into my bones all the way down here in Southern California.

  5. frankoshanko January 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Cool spots! Nice shots!

  6. Paula Nyman (@pjn1958) January 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    The contrast of cool and warm colors and the refection in this photo make it a gorgeous one! Great job as usual, Patrick!

  7. neelkanth January 14, 2013 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Wonderfully eye catching.

  8. Jeff | Planet Bell January 14, 2013 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    That is a stunning photo. When I went to Banff a few years ago I took some photos from that spot. It is an incredible spot for photography and so close to town. You’ve gotta love the Canadian Rockies for that.

  9. charlottecarrendar January 14, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful <3

  10. jsquared January 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Oh my, how do you get that angle. It feels as though you’re looking down at feet and then up and off into the distance. Really beautiful.

    • sequoia101 January 15, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

      My thoughts exactly! What an intriguing perspective.

  11. drishism January 14, 2013 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Love this photo!

  12. cythereandreams January 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Wow. Just wow.

  13. Lampros Velissaridis January 14, 2013 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Amazing Photo!!!

  14. Teresa Denton January 15, 2013 at 12:03 am - Reply

    an amazing image!

  15. Alastair January 15, 2013 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Can you tell me how you work out the prices of your photos?

  16. Leisa January 15, 2013 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  17. The Earth Beneath My Feet January 15, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Wow!

  18. Chas Spain January 15, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

    I love the movement you’ve captured in such a perfectly still image – the icicles seem to be advancing eagerly toward the trees – it looks like a miniature swarm of triathletes hitting the water. The trees flex around the lake like restless spectators while the mountain twists and looks away.

  19. ramblingsfromamum January 15, 2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

    EXQUISITE Patrick …simply πŸ™‚

  20. thesinglegourmetandtraveller January 15, 2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Patrick – I love your photos. Brightens up my inbox every time I find notification of a new post by you πŸ™‚

  21. StillWalks January 15, 2013 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  22. bearspawprint January 15, 2013 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

  23. sukiesoriginal January 15, 2013 at 1:17 am - Reply

    That’s really beautiful! It’s currently 30 C here (86F) at 7.15 pm, and we expect 40 odd again in a couple of days, so it is especially appealing to look at your snowy landscapes.

  24. theINFP January 15, 2013 at 1:35 am - Reply

    You have an amazing eye, the composition of this is perfect

  25. Echo January 15, 2013 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Your work is always stunning.

  26. Suzanne et Pierre January 15, 2013 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Wonderful light on the top of the mountain and its reflection in the water…Superb image.

  27. Lisa January 15, 2013 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Fantastic photo!!!

  28. Pairodox Farm January 15, 2013 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Wow! What else can be said. Subject is everything … isn’t it? Nice use of short focal length. D

  29. thelittleleaf January 15, 2013 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Amazing! Beautiful colours in the reflection πŸ™‚

  30. Pedro Holderbaum January 15, 2013 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Fantastic!!!

  31. madebymarianne January 15, 2013 at 3:02 am - Reply

    this is amazing! you’re lucky to live in such a beautiful place! — it’s almost as beautiful as the Welsh coast…

  32. bulldogsturf January 15, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Wow what a photo…

  33. ssebonive January 15, 2013 at 3:22 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on we like it better crazy.

  34. Moniba January 15, 2013 at 3:30 am - Reply

    *Speechless by the beauty*

  35. monacofashionspot January 15, 2013 at 3:38 am - Reply

    words couldn’t explain the beauty of nature πŸ˜‰ Fabulous

  36. LB January 15, 2013 at 4:31 am - Reply

    The reflection in the lake is gorgeous but I really like the frost / crystals on the water (not sure what to call that)

  37. adelemiranda January 15, 2013 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Great image, Your fortunate to have the opportunity to see such things. It looks a little dangerous on the edge of the lake, so stay safe.

  38. elizjamison January 15, 2013 at 4:40 am - Reply

    WOW! I have 4 of your pictures in my checkout – this one is probably one of my favorites. I LOVE it. How in the world do you get so much into just one picture? And do you change the lighting or modify it at all?

  39. Jaime January 15, 2013 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  40. Sherry January 15, 2013 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Patrick, you take my breath away. Do you ever get tired of people saying “how beautiful!” to your work? You do transport me. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  41. Photography Journal Blog January 15, 2013 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I love the reflection.

  42. joanna January 15, 2013 at 5:46 am - Reply

    this is totally amazing

  43. ohlidia January 15, 2013 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  44. Eric E Photography January 15, 2013 at 6:45 am - Reply

    love the horizontal one in gallery!

  45. Melissa LeGette January 15, 2013 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Your photography makes me feel like I’m there.

  46. Sheryl @ Flowery Prose January 15, 2013 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Gorgeous! Love the “ice flowers” at the edge of the open water.

  47. SGC Admin January 15, 2013 at 7:20 am - Reply

    absolutely beautiful… it’s a shame our leaders can’t appreciate the beauty of Canada… πŸ™ and therefore protect it …

  48. John January 15, 2013 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Wow, such a beautiful vista. Three cheers for Plate Tectonics!

  49. WDC January 15, 2013 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Have you thought about expositioning at a gallery? You’re really good.

  50. redjim99 January 15, 2013 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I’m going quietly stir crazy at the moment, and pictures this good don’t help!

    Jim

  51. deCamville Design January 15, 2013 at 7:50 am - Reply

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  52. sued51 January 15, 2013 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Patrick,
    Gorgeous as usual! Great color, great reflection and I love the “snow flowers” at the edge of the water…

  53. Heather January 15, 2013 at 8:11 am - Reply

    magnificent photo…even that sounds unworthy of your photo!

  54. walksandrambles January 15, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Exquisite!

  55. katylizrichards January 15, 2013 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Beautiful photo, love the leading lines and the clarity. The landscapes over there look incredible!

  56. lensandpensbysally January 15, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking–lucky you that such splendor is so close.

  57. Berna January 15, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Spectacular!

  58. Cynthia Reavis January 15, 2013 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Just incredible! The reflection of the mountain on the ice is breathtaking. I had to look at the photo again. It originally looked like two distinct photos! Thank you for sharing your gifts. Through your photos I get to see things I would have never seen.

  59. Andrew J. Stillman January 15, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Always impressive.

  60. Stylejourneys January 15, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Wow, so beautiful.. those little snow flakes along the coast look so amazing

    Stylejourneys

  61. naomimgruer January 15, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Love the curves of the snow and ice in contrast to the mountain peak! http://bmoreenergy.wordpress.com

  62. st sahm January 15, 2013 at 10:59 am - Reply

    You make that freezing cold place look inviting.

  63. now at home mom January 15, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    So beautiful πŸ™‚

  64. meesha January 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful !

  65. David January 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Stunning. I like how the mountain and sky reflects on the open water.

  66. branchingowl January 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking. You capture the spirit of vast landscapes with incredible grace.

    Teresa
    branchingowl.com

  67. kelihasablog January 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Beautifully done! Wow… looks so peaceful… maybe a bit cold though. πŸ˜€

  68. Miranda A. Uyeh January 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work of art! Love the drifting snow. πŸ™‚

  69. fouter January 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Stunning. Great image!

  70. Corinne Shields January 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    This is spectacular, Patrick. You are a truly amazing photographer and I am always excited to have something in my inbox from you.

    Corinne

  71. T January 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    This is a really awesome picture from the reflection of the mountain in the water to the, Ice crystals that look like flowers in the water. You have a great eye for beauty. Though I am not a fan of cold weather I now want to go see it in person. Lovely!

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  73. klrs09 January 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    So unbelievably beautiful!

  74. mydailyminefield January 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    How beautiful! I love the contrast from the sharp cut of the mountains to the delicate snow flakes by the water.

  75. LutheranLadies January 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Oh wow!! The fresh, cool air comes right through the photo.

  76. LensScaper January 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    I just love the way the curves of the shore line mimic the curves of the distant ridge. A wonderful shot.

  77. shehannemoore January 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    left peak left face, would defo like to climb. Picture is beautiful by the way.

  78. Josh January 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Prodigious! (i’m trying to use a different superlative for every comment I make) πŸ™‚

  79. mellissaanne January 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    This picture is so amazing it’s almost unbelievable! I wish I could go there! I noticed that you were following my old blog, but I started a new one! Check it out: http://thecraftyfrugaler.wordpress.com/

  80. Beautiful Swimmer January 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    such a beautiful photo.

  81. Confashionista January 17, 2013 at 6:52 am - Reply

    I like your photos so much πŸ™‚ thank you for sharing them with all. mentioned you to a portuguese photographer the other day!

  82. belasbrightideas January 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    As always Patrick, just stunning imagery.

  83. barbarastanley January 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    You make these places come alive for those of us who may never get to see anything this breath-taking in real life.

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  85. iliketoplayindirt January 19, 2013 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Last time I stood in that spot to photograph Mount Rundle, there were warnings of a mother grizzly bear and her cub in the woods near town. There’s a wildlife passage for the animals to cross under the highway near that spot, isn’t there? Gotta love Canada! Great shot!

  86. janeggg January 20, 2013 at 5:10 am - Reply

    just beautiful and stunning thank you so much for sharing with us all xxxxx

  87. eisyc January 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    STUNNING!!!!

  88. Stephen Hughes January 21, 2013 at 5:23 am - Reply

    and I thought the wintery view out of my bedroom window was cool!

  89. briteideasstudio January 22, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    the second shot looks like snow flowers where the bank meets the water. great shot!

  90. Sullivan J Photography January 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work! I love the comp.

  91. Los Angeles January 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on From Boyle Heights to Downtown L.A. and commented:
    This is ridiculously beautiful… Amazing photography!

  92. Tamara Leigh: The Kitchen Novelist January 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos as always. I especially love the birch trees. Thank you!

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  95. Shutterbug Sage January 31, 2013 at 6:35 am - Reply

    I have added this photo to my “Favorite Photos from A-Z for January 2013” post here: http://shutterbugsage.com/2013/01/31/my-favorite-photos-from-january-2013-from-a-to-z/. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and continuing to inspire my amateur 365 blog!

  96. ArricAfton January 31, 2013 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Incredible photographs! What a journey!

  97. 2livelovelearn February 8, 2013 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Simply breathtaking photos! Keep up the great work and thanks for the follow!

  98. woodentaste February 11, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I like like the glacier…and I miss Toronto( I lived there for 5 years).

  99. Twisted Muses June 14, 2013 at 4:08 am - Reply

    It’s been a while since I’ve stopped through but I’m enjoying your art all over again. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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