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Taking a knee at Morain Lake

Published August 30th, 2012

I'm almost done editing the photos from my Canadian Rockies trip and I have another to share. Seeing images of this place is what first inspired me to visit the national parks in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

When I got to Moraine lake for sunrise I was so excited I practically ran up the trail to the viewpoint. The view was overwhelming and I wasn't paying attention to my footing, resulting in a smashed knee and blood gushing down my leg. This evoked stares and offers of first aid from the few other photogs up there, but I said no, I'm getting the shot, I'll deal with it when I'm done. I found the perfect spot, got the shot, and a souvenir to remember my visit ;)

Have you ever been so absorbed in a scene you forgot about your immediate surroundings?

Moraine Lake Sunrise

"Moraine Lake Sunrise"
A jewel of the Canadian Rockies, Morain Lake sits in the area called the "Valley of the Ten Peaks". I couldn't help but be amazed the first time I saw it on that cool and crisp morning. The scent of pine filled the air and the roar of a distant waterfall could be heard. Tranquility surrounded me as light touched the peaks and the cool blue lake reflected the moutains above.

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