As I mentioned in my last post, it’s time to say goodbye to this pair of Nike Zooms. Sadly, I blew out a sole while hiking. However, they took one hell of a victory lap.
In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be sharing a Canadian adventure in Banff–one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid eyes upon. See these Zooms in action during their final international trip.
Now let’s talk Banff.
Revisiting the same exact locations isn’t something I normally do, but in a case like Banff, it’s hard not to go back and see the greatest hits this national park has to offer.
An old camera body and several lesser lenses ago, I saw Lake Louise for the first time in a great old pair of Roshes. Fast forward a few years to 2019, and my husband surprised me with a trip back to our favorite place in Canada for my birthday.
There’s a pretty remarkable difference in the pictures I was able to capture this go round.
Take a scroll and tell me which ones are your favorite.
Glacial water flow from Victoria Glacier creates the beautiful turquoise hue of Lake Louise. This colorful phenomenon is caused by rock flour. As glaciers grind against bedrock, tiny particles are broken off. When the ice melts, it carries the grains along with it. The glacial milk that gathers creates a cloudy effect. It’s pretty remarkable, isn’t it?
Take a look at some other glacial waters I've photographed: 1.) GLACIER NATIONAL PARK in Montana 2.) TROLLTUNGA in Norway 3.) Sólheimajökull GLACIER in Iceland 4.) LOTR LOCATIONS in New Zealand 5.) FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER in New Zealand
As you wind your way up the beginning slopes of the Lake Agnes Trail, you can capture some pretty stunning views of Lake Louise from above and peaking back at you between trees.
“With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.”– the Canadian national anthem
If you’re in Banff and looking to blow a few hundred dollars a night on a hotel room, may I suggest the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise? I’ve never personally stayed there (’cause it’s really expensive), but I’d love to one day.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise: perhaps the hotel with one of the best locations in the world.
stay tuned for more Banff adventures…