Going into every photo trip I have high hopes that I'll come home with a number of portfolio worthy photos. Sometimes I come home disappointed, sometimes my expectations are met, and other times I'm completely blown away by the number of gorgeous photos. Our trip to Banff in November 2015 was certainly the latter. Not only did we get the big mountain scenes I was hoping for, but there were a number of beautiful intimate scenes.
Willie and I didn't expect our last morning to have much photography potential but we dragged ourselves out of bed anyways and decided to head towards Lake Minnewanka. Along the drive we looked up at the sky, saw it glowing with a pre-burn, got super excited, and diverted to the closer Tunnel Mountain Road and view of Mt. Rundle. We witnessed an absolutely beautiful sunrise.
As the sun came up, a layer of fog developed and caught the warm sunrise light. I loved how it transformed this entire area of snow covered trees into those golden orange scene. I had to throw on the telephoto lens and capture all the light that just warmed my heart.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8:
185mm, f/11, 1/5 sec, ISO 100