As mentioned in my previous two blogs (Okanagan vineyards I Road trip Kootenay)we were coming from a assignment in the Okanagan Valley, spent the night at Slocan Lake in Central Kootenay and continued our long journey towards the Canadian Rockies in southern Alberta.
Not that there was any hope at this stage that the snow storm may stops soon but we decided anyway to go out and check some of our favorite photo places in this very scenic landscape park. We had only an hour left till sunset when the weather slowly started to improve. We got excited about pictures of fresh snow and were getting the equipment ready, just in case that the light would come through the heavy storm clouds.
Well, to make it short, it did clear up for a little bit.
Fortunately we scouted enough to know exactly where we wanted to photograph. We started at Knight's Lake and photographed beautiful reflections of Mount Vimy and a herd of Elk crossing the lake (see my blog: Animal Elk Hidden In Winter Mountain Scenery).
The other shot I was trying to squeeze in was a shot with fresh snow and fall colors. I found the photo spot earlier when we came into the park and were very happy when the light improved and we got a unique sunset over the mountains. I love this shot as it combines autumn with winter with beautiful cloud reflections in the pond and colorful clouds above the mountains. Honestly I could not have imagined 2 hours earlier that I ever would get a "decent" shot at all. On the other side it was almost typical for us, we did not give up and stayed out till dark and it paid of with this perfect autumn, winter wonderland scenic shot (above), which I'm more then happy with.
Blogs in this series:
Vineyards Wineries & Pumpkins in Okanagan Valley British Columbia
Road trip from Okanagan via Monashee Provincial Park to Central Kootenay
Winter wonderland in Waterton lakes National Park, southern Alberta
Animal elk hidden in winter mountain scenery
Scenic winter landscape mountains waterfall & wildlife