Photographer's Note

Dual meaning in the title. This shot was taken at about 9:50 pm Alberta time, just before the sun set, long after all the other tourists had gone to their hotels and campgrounds. We were on our way back from Maligne Lake and got some of the best light I've ever gotten, breaking through the clouds as a storm approached. There were only a handful of people as I pulled over to the side of the road, rolled down the window, and snapped this shot.

The other meaning is that although I've long liked this photo, there were a lot of distractions in the camera crop that made me avoid posting it much earlier. I hadn't quite figured out a good way to crop this one without losing some of the cool light until I hit upon a very simple solution: crop it more as a panorama-style shot. Amazingly simple, and surprising that I didn't think of it sooner.

This is beautiful Medicine Lake, one of the most recognizable spots in Jasper National Park, and indeed all of Alberta.

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Additional Photos by Clark Monson (cdmonson) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 53 N: 1020] (5304)
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