Pure Ice

Pure Ice

Ice at the edge of Bow Lake, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

In May we visited Alberta and British Columbia, traveling by car through the Rocky Mountains.  One day – that began with snow – as we travelled south on the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park we stopped at Bow Lake. The lake is fed by Bow Glacier which you can see in the saddle between the mountains

Bow Glacier above Bow Lake

Bow Glacier and still-frozen Bow Lake

The ice at the edge of the lake was so clean – pure. I noticed that it didn’t look at all like the ice along the edge of our river at home, which usually contains specs of red from the soil erosion (from wind and water) that plagues our Island.

Pure Ice

Ice at the edge of Bow Lake, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Black and white photos shot with Hueless on an iPhone 6 and edited in Photos on an iMac. Colour photo taken with the iPhone back.

Posted for the WordPress Photo Challenge PURE.

Posted for iPhriday. Kudos to Gray Days and Coffee who started this iPhriday challenge.

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13 comments on “Pure Ice

  1. I’m so jealous! It’s a furnace around here!

  2. BuntyMcC says:

    These photos were taken just over a month ago. However you would be happy here on PEI where it has been but a few degrees above freezing for yhe past two days.

  3. bythebriny says:

    Beautiful. I especially like the second photo.

  4. you captured it! Wonderful I’ve only been there once…i have photographer friends that go there often…what fun to see ☺️

    • BuntyMcC says:

      And you are so close! We crammed a lot into 4 days in that area and there were hardly any people around. Between ski and summer seasons, I guess. was told we should see Peyto Lake but it was not open yet.

      • i’m actually so urban…i am learning about these spaces Bunty…i would say that next time you might enjoy the Banff Centre of Arts…i went on a wilderness foto workshop…amazing…i’m grateful to see so many beautiful spaces and places…have a happy day ~ smiles hedy

        • BuntyMcC says:

          The Banff Centre of the Arts was recommended as a place to stay and I did check out its schedule but there was nothing on – between seasons, I guess. And I was traveling with Mr. IDWE who would not have appreciated having me go off on a photo workshop, especially since I took one for a week in Cuba without him.

          • Banff Centre of the Arts is really lovely…i wish they had more photography workshops…but taking one in Cuba…i really love that…i saw your Cuban images but missed the workshop part…will need to go back to look…enjoy your day ~ smiles hedy

  5. Beautiful icy photo’s!

  6. blackmutts says:

    These look beautiful in black and white!

    • BuntyMcC says:

      There was only a hint of colour in the gravel, and the ice was sooooo white that it made sense to shoot in Black and White. Thanks for the comment.

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