Photographer's Note

There are times when the light is just right, being both soft and highly directional, when everything is shown in a special way. I was lucky to see this on a recent trip to Banff, while I visiting one of my favourite spots, Moraine Lake. While this place is good to visit almost any time, when you are there at sunrise or at sunset (as shown in this photo) then things get truly magical. Amazingly, there is almost nobody there at sunset, as the crowds have all gone home by then - which is too bad, considering the view they missed!

"The mountain photographer is interpreting the face of nature - that mysterious infinity, eternally a refuge, a reservoir, and amplifier of spirit; a mother of dreams; a positive though elusive voice in whose depth lies it's subtlety." Cedric Wright, 1941.

This submerged rock, appearing as though it is just about to emerge into the world, with the ring of mountains in the background, seems to me the origin of many dreams and feelings about natural beauty to which Cedric Wright was referring.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
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