Lake Cameron Sunrise

On my second day in Waterton Lakes National Park, I woke up early and drove to Cameron Lake (~16 km from the town of Waterton) to catch the sunrise. I got there just as light was starting to break, but the real show didn’t start until a hour after I arrived. Due to the fact that the mountains are so close to the lake, the sun didn’t light up the far slopes until well after it had started to rise. I’m glad I waited around for the light because watching that warmth hit the mountains you see in this image was well worth it.

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10-stop ND

Brian Furbush - September 26, 2011 - 7:36 am

Gorgeous shot Heath – love the glassy still water and the foreground object to draw you in.

Jesse Pafundi - September 26, 2011 - 7:44 am

Amazing composition and balance of light. Just wow.

Chris Nitz - September 26, 2011 - 8:03 am

I’m so glad someone is asking people to fish off the dock, cuz I totally want to do that right now 😉 Totally loving this image man!

Chris Lazzery - September 26, 2011 - 8:46 am

Man, this is awesome. Love the comp. Great work Heath.

Chris Frailey - September 26, 2011 - 9:10 am

That touch of green in the distance just completes the image.

Jim Denham - September 26, 2011 - 10:09 am

Great shot Heath. The little No Fishing sign really adds to the image too!

Edith Levy - September 26, 2011 - 10:09 am

Beautifully composed.

A.Barlow - September 26, 2011 - 10:43 am

Wonderful shot today. Nice view, reflection and interest in the foreground. Way to go!

Curt Fleenor - September 26, 2011 - 10:59 am

Fantastic image Heath! The darker hill sides really let the rocky peak and it’s reflection stand out.

Jacob Lucas - September 26, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Wonderful view! I like the strong foreground element also.

Rick - September 27, 2011 - 6:50 am

Wonderful composition! Love the foreground element!

Clark Cahoon - October 27, 2011 - 10:09 pm

Don’t know if you remember me but I met you while you were in Waterton shooting some pictures. You came in for some food at Trappers where I work. I got your card and just came across it the other day and thought I would take a look at your site. I’ve enjoyed going back and checking out your past work. Keep it up. I got you in my google reader now so I can see where else you’ll go and shoot. Cheers.