A warm chinook wind began melting the ice on the lower lake this week and the resulting conditions provided a perfect excuse to get out for a day shooting.
Arriving at one of my favourite locations on the west bank of the lower lake an hour before sunset I was spoiled for choice. The clear sky was a bonus and would definitely lead to some sunset colour on the summits of the Kananaskis and Elk ranges across the water.
At my side of the lake large slabs of ice dipped into the frigid waters which continued to erode the structures, best of all the ice had broken in places along the shoreline leaving deep cracks parallel to the water.
As usual I made a good number of images but this one in particular is my favourite (for now at least). I love the complimentary colours, leading lines and the flow from the foreground through the midground to that lovely background sunset. I wish there had been a few clouds to complete the image but overall I'm happy with this wonderful scene that I had all to myself.