Photographing Shadow Lake

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For landscape photographers visiting Banff this summer that have a hankering to get off-the-road and into an area with stunning scenics just waiting to be taken, try hiking into Shadow Lake Lodge (or campground).  It’s a day’s hike in to Shadow Lake, but the landscape photography opportunities are well worth it.

Shadow Lake is one of Banff's most photogenic lakes

This gorgeous backcountry lake is framed by the towering, snow-capped peak of Mount Ball and is best photographed at dawn, though there are fantastic evening shots to be had, as well.

Shadow Lake and Mount Ball photographed at sunrise

For more information about the 14-km (28-km round trip) hike, check out The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, which features one of my images on its 40th Anniversary cover!

Happy shooting!


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