I finally made a trip the Banff area for photos. I think its hard to be a landscape photographer and not be aware of the beauty in this area. June seemed to be a good time to go. Lakes were melted out and the summer crowds had yet to hit hard. We went for a week, flying into Calgary, renting a car and heading west.
Our first stop was a night in the Fairmont Lake Louise. I was pleasantly surprised to be upgraded from our basic room to one of the 5 best rooms in the hotel . Amazing views and it really set the bar high for our trip.
The weather, however, wasn’t as spectacular. Clouds, rain, and wind were on the menu for the first few days. This allowed a lot of scouting however and we drove all over figuring out compositions and how to get to certain places.
The remainder of our stay was in Canmore. I learned not only is Banff mostly a sunrise location (to me) but also being in Canmore was a bit far from the spots I wanted to be at around sunrise.
A few highlights from the trip: