View Full Version : Day 3 - Banff

02-18-2010, 04:13 PM
Today had me up and out at the crack of dawn. I took a taxi to the end of Vermillion lakes with the intent of hiking back into town and shooting along the way. I had a better idea of what I was looking for thanks to yesterday's photo tour. Here's what today brought me...will post in here as I go along. Probably one of the best days I've had in a long time. :)
Started at this end...

I liked this log in the lake.


Found some foot prints...I think they are Raven's feet.


Then I came to this dock...one of 2 docks I shot this morning...I loved the frost and the morning light on it...took a ton of shots from several angles.


02-18-2010, 04:15 PM
Well worth the early start, the light on the water in shot one is really good.

02-18-2010, 04:21 PM
I love the bird tracks around the rock.

02-18-2010, 04:27 PM
Thanks guys...Mt. Rundle from the dock....


02-18-2010, 05:54 PM
Awesome shot Casil. This last one is almost "out of worldy" for some reason, especially if you crop out the dock.

02-18-2010, 08:21 PM
You second pic definitely caught that BC feel....

02-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Thank you AntZ. :)
So continuing on my hike back to town, I stopped again at the beaver pond and decided to do some shooting there....what a fun place to explore!




This last one was beyond the pond and onto the lake...unfortunately, Mt. Rundle (to the right of the shot) was a bit shy and chose to hide in the clouds this morning:

02-18-2010, 08:36 PM
Another dock shot...dock 2 this time...


02-18-2010, 09:02 PM

wonderful shots Casil!! How long a hike was it?

02-18-2010, 09:21 PM
Love the first one in post #7:thumbup:

02-18-2010, 09:46 PM
You've out done yourself again.

Mad Aussie
02-18-2010, 09:49 PM
The Log in the Lake shot is a beauty!!!

02-19-2010, 12:31 AM
First one in post #7 is especially nice, Lisa.

02-19-2010, 01:19 AM
First one in post #7 is especially nice, Lisa.

I agree...

02-19-2010, 05:42 AM
Beautiful series there Casil. Love the beaver pond pic's, especially first one. Nice story being told here through your pic's. Thanks for sharing.

Wicked Dark
02-19-2010, 08:06 AM
The beaver pond photos are entrancing. Like I could get lost in them. Great vision.

02-19-2010, 08:36 AM
Mount Bourgreau...looking west.


A couple more shots of Mt. Rundle:


Bambi all in all yesterday I probably walked about 15 Km...I walked form the end of Vermillion lakes to downtown..about 8 km I'm guessing, and then headed up to the Banff cemetery and did some shooting there...walked back to the hotel and then back to downtown for dinner later on. My dogs are a bit tired but it was a super great day...:highfive:. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone also...glad you enjoyed my journey as much as I did....was fun to share it. :)
This morning am going for breakfast on Tunnel Mountain then walk around in search of more photos and then head home. :sad: Was a great little holiday!

02-19-2010, 12:34 PM
Can't pick a favourite here, they're all wonderful! :thumbup::thumbup: (two thumbs up!)

02-19-2010, 07:09 PM
So today was my last day here. Now I am back in Calgary, but this morning I went up Tunnel Mountain to take shots. After having breakfast at Cougar Pete's at the hostel, i asked the front desk folks where would be a good place to go Shooting..........lol.....;)......Photo's I explained after they gave me a bit of a weird look! They said head to the Hoodoos so off I went. Got a few morning shots of different things before I got there. Saw a herd of about 50 elk cross about 20m in front of me (I stayed well back as these guys can get quite cranky sometimes). a very curious little squirrel who kept checking me out, and 2 or 3 coyotes strolling along with me...headed into the elks direction....was another great day. It was super icy and being alone and in the morning, thus I did not get down to the hoodoos via the steep trail.
LOL...I think I managed to walk about 30km in 3 days!


Mad Aussie
02-19-2010, 07:14 PM
Interesting rock formations

02-22-2010, 10:25 AM
What an Excellent set - some real winners here that I see have been nominated.:highfive:

02-22-2010, 03:07 PM
They're all great but I like the second set the best