Sunrise Shootout

© Laura E. Swan

Sunrise Shootout

Tiia Vissak 8/10/2011 12:25:09 AM

a wonderful capture! #1399909

Renee Doyle 8/10/2011 12:27:04 AM

The early bird :-) ... Wonderful colours and capture Laura! #9594246

Barbara Waldoch 8/10/2011 12:30:44 AM

Very beautiful, Laura! #9594253

Laura E. Swan 8/10/2011 12:41:23 AM

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maria Warren 8/10/2011 12:50:50 AM

wow sis looks so beautiful there :)

(((hugs)))♥♥♥♥ #9594280

Avril Young 8/10/2011 2:13:04 AM

stunning, excellent photo ...what a beautiful there certainly are a lot of photographers there... #9594318

Douglas Pignet 8/10/2011 2:48:49 AM

what a lovely the comp & colors #9594387

Mary K. Robison 8/10/2011 3:03:40 AM

It's easy to see why all those tourists want a photo with the mountain and lake behind them, Pom. They're GORGEOUS! (The mountain and lake, I mean.)
Love how you made sure to get that reflection in your shot. Well done! #9594435

Jeff Robinson 8/10/2011 3:44:08 AM

Very Beautifully composed and captured! Jeff #9594471

Jack Gaskin 8/10/2011 4:04:05 AM

The attraction is easy to understand from your lovely captures.

Happy Shooting
Jack #9594520

Linda D. Lester 8/10/2011 4:55:59 AM

What a beautiful place and what fun this had to be! #9594686

Gina Cormier 8/10/2011 5:14:28 AM

Stunning image!! #9594726

Monnie Ryan 8/10/2011 5:33:32 AM

Absolutely awesome scene, Laura - sure can understand why it's so popular with photographers! #9594806

Terry Cervi 8/10/2011 5:49:56 AM

Isn't that a beautiful park, Laura! How I'd love to go back for a visit! What a pretty shot you've captured! #9594860

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 8/10/2011 8:28:51 AM

And I see you got the most beauuuuuutiful image ever, SSSCWLala. Wonderful colors and comp. And I love how the reflections of the glacier underline the boats.
I'm laughing at the crowd of those crazy tourist who stand in line to get the same shot.
P.S. When we were there you could see me among the crowd. HAHAHA!
And of course there's the standard I-was-here photos. Oh aren't we photographers a great laugh.
I love that you included these two images, Sister. #9595091

Daniella Puente 8/10/2011 9:35:27 AM

Taking some time to visit some photos :) and this is just precious Laura, love the colors and angle, wonderful capture! #9595192

Laura E. Swan 8/10/2011 10:04:46 AM

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, I was GOING to title this one "49"...can you see why? :) ... but went with Sunrise Shootout because truly, to feel alone and quiet at Lake Louise, one must arrive first. Our truck was only the 5th vehicle there out of probably 500 parking spots. One hour after this and it would have been wall to wall people. I was long gone by then to the next Lake less popular.

There are so many beautiful spots that aren't in the brochures yet so I hit those second, third, fourth etc...

So remember, if you visit here go between 7 and 9 am if you are able! :) And TRULY ANY TIME OF DAY is beautiful here. If you get there late don't worry. You will get your shots. It will just take a little more walking to the lake (many parking lots there) and a little more waiting.

I enjoyed your comments a lot and am glad you liked the other mages I added here for the fun of it.

I feel strange shooting images of people and crowds. It's out of my comfort zone so I had a breakthrough this trip out. I got brave and clicked a few that amused me.


P.S. I, too, loved the reflections in the water. I waited for CRYSTAL CLEAR moments with the canoes just right, touring the lake, but it never happened. I waited over an hour. #9595236

Jyri Vissak 8/10/2011 11:15:02 AM

Beautiful composition and colours! #9595295

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/10/2011 12:00:53 PM

Beautiful place and capture!! #9595384

Stan Kwasniowski 8/10/2011 12:37:38 PM

Laura, great shot, I'm not an early bird any more lol #9595506

Robert R. Goodman 8/10/2011 12:51:48 PM

Hi Laura,That is a favorite.I wish it was that beautiful here.That is a vista I would enjoy seeing!!!! #9595537

Emile Abbott 8/10/2011 1:59:16 PM

Intense vivid colors and yep the early bird gets the shot and the worm. #9595674

John Connolly 8/10/2011 3:40:58 PM

This is a beautiful scene you have captured here Laura! Your early start payed dividends with this one!
It would have been nice to see this one at sunrise! #9595850

Laura E. Swan 8/10/2011 3:49:25 PM

Hi Juri, Shelly, Stan, Bobby, Emile and John!

Last to first: Lol...John...I was cooking that LAZY MAPLE BACON at sunrise! I haven't learned to get out and shoot THAT early yet!!! HA! I admire your ability to do so however!

Thanks all! Very happy you like this one. It was well worth getting up early for! :)))

-Laura :D #9595863

Ron McEwan 8/10/2011 4:01:49 PM

Fascinating images the glacier reflection is awesome. I am not a tourist I am a serious photographer, I snap my picture knowing that I got the best shot of them all, I just know the others are envious LOL. Oh Laura this is great memories and memories of cooler weather. We got a break today. #9595892

Carol L. Fowler 8/10/2011 4:24:29 PM

Love all those red canoes against the gorgeous lake- amazing scenery! #9595926

Susan Weisensel 8/10/2011 5:30:17 PM

And what a worm you have gotten. This is just stunning, color and capture is perfect Laura. #9596023

Patrick Rouzes 8/10/2011 5:35:20 PM

WOW, this is one spectacular & captivating image, Laura! The clarity, detail, perspective, reflections, colors are mood are gorgeous here, my friend! WTG! #9596030

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/10/2011 6:54:55 PM

WOW, WOW, WOW ok one more WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS! #9596173

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/10/2011 9:55:32 PM

As a variation to the quotation, I'd say "The early bird gets the --early-- worm" Ha! This is quite spectacular Laura. I first visited your gallery from way back and it was a capture at Lake Louise with the red boat showing too I think. Thanks for these images, it reminds me of the place ~ I still used film during those days. #9596391

Kerry Hill 8/10/2011 10:05:21 PM

Beautiful composition and capture Laura...wonderful work! #9596398

Robert K. Bemus 8/10/2011 11:26:27 PM

Beautiful place and capture, Laura!! Those ladies must be shooting the hotel? #9596467

Tammy Espino 8/11/2011 8:24:48 AM

I am sure I would be a tourist standout there in my shorts and t-shirt LOVING the cooler weather :) Great captures and scenery!! Tourist, I say go home!! lol #9597225

Laura E. Swan 8/11/2011 9:04:33 AM

Good morning Ron, Carol, Susan, Paddy, Cassie, Reynaldo, Kerry, Robert and Tammy!

Ron, once the Rockies get into a persons heart they never leave. I have NEVER grown boared or sick of them and never will. Glad it's the same for you. :) Also glad your weather broke!

Thanks you all for your wonderful comments on getting the worms and catching the reflections and your WOW's! That is a thrill for me!

Reynaldo YES! WOW! What a memory you have. That image you spoke of was a first or second post on BP when I was a new member! How wonderful that you still remember it after all of this time! :D Thank you! We go way back don't we?!

Robert...HeeHee...This was actually a man and his wife. The man was shooting...but I guess couples can start looking like each other after so many years??? (Or is that a dog and master? Hmmm...?)



Have a great day you guys and thanks for the visit!

-Laura Swanee Looloo


Stephen Zacker 8/11/2011 10:10:27 AM

Fantastic reflections. Wish I'd been there #9597392

Wm Nosal 8/11/2011 5:24:08 PM

Beautiful Shot, Laura! #9598149

Gina M. Savage 8/13/2011 1:18:52 AM

Laura, WOW, this is stunning. Love the red boats against that amazing scenery. Beautiful. #9600655

Laura E. Swan 8/13/2011 8:52:28 AM

Hi Steve, Wm and Gina!!!

If only you could have stood there in person. It was and always is a magically quiet place. Lake Louise is a very special lake. I have been going there for 24 years and have NEVER grown tired of it.

Thanks you guys. Good to see you.

-Laura :D #9601245

Ellen Hodges 8/15/2011 3:52:47 AM

SUPER GORGEOUS, Laura!!! Outstanding in every way! #9604630

Emile Abbott 10/10/2012 12:19:29 PM

I wish I could have spent more time there. Photographers paradise for sure. Superb capture Swanee. #10363889

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Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier
Banff National Park, Alberta CANADA.

As The Sun Was Still Rising
Early Birds Came To The Lake

It Was A Treat To Be Among So Many Other
Serious Photographers and Hobbiests!

Within 45 Minutes of Taking This Picture,
Bus Loads Of Tourists Arrived In The Parking Lot

I was shooting with both of my camera's on this day. :)

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TV 7/1, AV 1/200

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

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