Natural landscapes: bubbly
ICE BUBBLES, ABRAHAM LAKE, ALBERTA
This lake, in the front range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains just outside Banff National Park, has long been on my bucket list. In winter, the lake is renowned for fantastical ice, including amazing columns of ice bubbles and I’ve seen incredible photos that prove it. I finally visited a week ago (it’s a four-hour drive from my home in Calgary) and spent more than two treacherous hours making pictures while the wind whipped around me. How treacherous? I took two mega falls on the slippery ice, leaving my left knee quite sore for several days.
That said, I came away with more than two-dozen ‘keeper’ photos, including this one (here’s another: http://500px.com/photo/24800283). The processing is quite bold, with very dark blacks and strong whites, plus a decidedly bluish hue, all to help you connect with the brilliance of the ice and the lake. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.
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