Herbert Lake

So many times this summer it felt and looked as if rain was going to fall, the clouds moved on with not even a rain drop. For this picture I was at Herbert Lake, liking the clouds, got the camera out quickly. The water was calm, but for how long, you have to take advantage of the situation before the sky changes and before the wind picks up.

Herbert Lake

Sunset

 It's never just about the picture, I get out to enjoy nature and occasionally I come back with an interesting image. When I was out last month, I just wanted to get out and explore the trails, after the hike I was driving  by a small lake next to the road, noticed the water was calm and about half an hour away from a possible bright  sunset. So I found a place away from the road, sat down on a rock and took in the surroundings. I could hear few birds on the opposite side of the lake and near me  insects were busy on ground and on the water. Time quickly passed, when I noticed a little bit of red in the clouds. Few  minutes later the clouds were on fire. For about ten minutes I got to watch a beautiful sunset and take pictures along the way. A good ending to the day. 

Until next moment, 

Amar

Sunset

Herbert Lake

Daylight was coming to an end when I had arrived to the shores of Herbert Lake. The water calmed down and the sky and the land started to reflect off the water. The sky was crazy, filled with clouds, in the distance on the slopes of the mountains the golden yellow larches could be seen and as well the fall colours were present along the shores of the lake. The lake sits next to a road, I looked ahead at the beautiful view, forgetting the vehicles passing just meters from me.

Until next moment,

Amar

Herbert Lake

My Wait at Herbert Lake

Waiting is a big part of nature photography. From experience, photographer can have some level or accuracy forecasting what may take place, but nature will always have the final say. My hope was to go north of Herbert Lake to take pictures of sunrise and then go for a hike. But the very dark clouds moving in from the west made me pull over into the parking lot by Herbert Lake. The time when sunrise was to take effect came and passed without making a change in the sky, I decided to stand  against a tree, waiting and watching the two adult Common Loons feeding the juvenile in the lake. 

 Then it all started to come together, light coming through creating a wonderful reflection on the still water of the lake and dark clouds creating a dramatic effect. Once I was finish with the landscape, I got a chance to take pictures of the juvenile loon that paid a visit near where I was standing earlier. To end my time at the lake, as I was taking pictures of the loons heavy rain drops start to fall on the still water, creating what sounded like musical notes with each drop.

Until next moment,

Amar