This is the last part of my Jasper series of updates. See my photos section for the full gallery. After a foot blistering adventure to the 5 Lakes and back we decided to go to Athabasca Falls before heading to camp for dinner. Unfortunately, we were there pretty much at peak tourist time. So there were hundreds of people all around and made taken shots of the falls a little more challenging.
After dinner we decided to return to The Lodge. We took our time and enjoyed the view and surroundings while waiting for the right light.
This guy was swimming into the golden light just before the sun dipped behind the trees.
After the sun dropped behind the trees, we headed just outside the entrance to The Lodge for a magic hour shot.
Our last morning in Jasper we really didn’t have any time for photo. We did stop to take some photos of this big elk on the side of the road grazing. As you can see, he had a little partner.
White in Jasper I took a couple of panoramas. Most were pretty average but this one I was very happy with. Click here for a larger view of this panorama.
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Our second morning in Jasper got off to a later start. We only got out the door at 7:30am instead of 5:30am. We drove over to The Lodge for the early morning light.
We decided that we would hike the 5 lakes Trail. It is a 4.6km loop trail to these beautiful green crystal clear lakes. Unfortunately it was windier then I’d have like it to be. At the beginning of the trail we made a wrong turn down another trail and it costs use a few km’s and about and hour. I did get one shot while on Wabasso Trail below.
The green was pretty breathtaking. This lake had a complete ring all around it.
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Maligne Canyon was our next stop after a great start to the day. This hike along the canyon is very beautiful and was pretty busy with tourists.
I got a lot of great use of my ND8 and ND4 filters.
By the time we got to the bottom of the canyon, we were pretty hot and so we cooled off by putting our feet in the water. It was literally ice cold. I could only keep my feet in a few seconds before they would start to go numb.
This day was all about Maligne Road, Canyon and Lake. While having dinner a thunderstorm rolled in. We couldn’t eat fast enough and get out there. We ended up driving the pouring rain back to the valley along Maligne Road and then waited for the rain to stop. Nothing like listening to the thunder bounce off of all the mountains around us. Needless to say, it was well worth the wait and ended up being a great photo opportunity.
Luckily, there was break in the storm clouds right where the sun was.
The storm clouds made for a great sunset opportunity.
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