Earlier this summer I spent three weeks driving through the Rockies with my family. It was an incredible trip and I am desperate to see it in winter and spend a few days backcountry camping with my camera. Still, it’s not bad in summer either. I think this is my favourite rockies photograph of the trip. We had spent the afternoon hiking up to Agnes Lake and enjoyed a nice cup of tea at the teahouse dropped onto the mountain side. I now strongly feel every cup of tea should come with a mountain view but I’m having some trouble working out the logistics of that one.
After refreshing with a good cuppa we decided to risk the rather black rain clouds heading our way and keep going up to Little Beehive lookout. If you ever make it to Lake Agnes it’s well worth the extra 20 minute climb to the lookout. Apparently not many people do though.
Turned out we did get a little wet but luckily most of the rain went around either side of the peak we were on and then the cloud broke up to throw some beautiful light out over the rockies just at the right time! I love being out in bad weather with my camera. As long as you can keep it dry and force yourself to stay out long enough your sure to get some interesting light. As a landscape photographer thats what I want. Find the light first and then work on a composition to capture it.
As the rain moved across us the sun caught the drops at just the right angle for a beautiful rainbow across the valley floor. This image is actually the view from Little Beehive. The other was shot on my way backdown to meet up with the path for my return to Lake Louise. There is a little tiny hut on the top of the hill where the yellow trees end but I have no idea what it’s for. The little strip of water is Lake Agnes with the teahouse being behind the hill on the right.
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