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Re-Post of a shot of Moraine Lake at sunset. The original was a black & white conversion, which I liked because of the way it makes the outline of the shapes so different, really making the snow stand out. The colour version doesn't have the same drama as the black & white, but it has a more realistic look, and of course it has the warm colour of the evening sun. Most of my other pictures from this place use an ultrawide lens (12-24mm), but this one is more "normal". Because of the lens, this shot really gives a feel of what it is like to visit this place. the mountains really tower over you, and you feel like they are so close. I like this one because the mountains take up almost the whole frame, leaving no room for anything else. This is what it feels like to be there.

The preferred time to visit Moraine Lake is usually thought to be at sunrise, as the sun is full on the mountains. Later in the day the sun is around behind the mountains, giving you washed out shots. However, if you are there around the longest day of the year you can get the sun actually coming all the way around to the opposite side and hitting the front of the mountains again, as in this case. These evening shots are ethereal and beautiful.

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