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Photographing from a Canoe on Lake Louise, Canada –

Lake Louise Canoe Rent – Just a little story of my expertise

Paddling throughout the turquoise glacial marvel that’s Lake Louise, I had a really reluctant paddler on board, my underwater housing. Alongside for the journey to purely seize the views, I tucked it safely in entrance of the canoe and cruised round to search out some nice vantage factors for split-level underwater pictures.

With an in a single day dumping of snow, the environment of Lake Louise have been like the within of a snow globe. Forest pines have been lined in a suppose powdery coating, rocks alongside the shore had their fair proportion of snow sprinkles too and the mountain peaks have been wanting tip high.


Getting their intense blue hues from glacial rock flour that’s carried by melt-water from the overhanging glaciers, the lakes of Banff Nationwide Park are extraordinarily photogenic. Reasonably than standing on the shore with my digital camera, having an underwater housing offered me with the chance to {photograph} a contemporary angle from the lakes floor.

Standing in line to rent a canoe, I used to be the one solo traveller, everybody else was paddling away from the boathouse at a reasonably respectable velocity, having 2-3 paddlers on board. There I used to be, feeling like I used to be paddling my hardest and speediest, most likely wanting like I used to be splashing about like a baby. It positive was enjoyable although! I tried to rapidly paddle away from the place different canoes have been heading as I wished a relaxed water floor and nobody else in my pictures.

Upon discovering an attention-grabbing angle, I hung over the facet of the canoe, dipping the housing in half option to seize each above and beneath the water floor. Repeating this very slowly to keep away from toppling the canoe into the freezing chilly lake, the scene was crammed with infinite angles and appeared to get prettier by the minute. There have been undoubtedly some close to misses as I obtained carried away with taking the pictures, somewhat than checking which angle the canoe was leaning!

The mountain peaks above and frosted tree strains have been so photogenic, not even frozen fingers have been going to cease me photographing this scene. I slowly paddled alongside the left facet of the lake, making an attempt to compose the surroundings above the water stage with the colourful color beneath. Daylight was dropping rapidly so whereas I want I had slightly extra gentle on the snow to brighten it up, this expertise was such a pinch me second, I feel I’d be simply as joyful if I didn’t even seize a single shot…okay, possibly only one good shot.

As a result of there have been no topics underwater to concentrate on, I shot with a wider aperture in an try so as to add some sparkly bokeh to the water floor. I used an ISO of 320 and shot at 1/2500 sec so I may transfer the housing round to create bubbles, with out in flip creating any blur above the water floor. Gear used included the Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII with the 7-14mm M.Zuiko f2.8 PRO lens and PT-EP14 housing.

Methods to canoe on Lake Louise –

The Boathouse, positioned beside Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is open all through the summer time season. Dates are depending on the circumstances every season. The photographs featured on this article have been captured late within the season, the week previous to closure. Canoe rent is $135+taxes per hour for day friends or $95 in case you’re staying on the resort. You possibly can discover out extra particulars right here.

Under you’ll discover some pictures from this attractive autumn day in Canada.

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