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We went to the iconic Moraine Lake for sunrise, hoping for classic dawn light that would set the Wenkchemna peaks aglow, reflecting in a mirror-like lake surface below. Dawn crept along, but as fate would have it a cloud system to the east blocked the light we had hoped for. Instead, the interesting view was away from the standard over-the-lake direction. Directly behind us, low clouds and fog ebbed and flowed among the trees in the valley, reminding me of the first line of a short poem, "Fog", by Carl Sandburg -- "The fog comes on little cat feet." Normally I’m reluctant to play a stalking game with something feline in the mountains, but this time it was quite okay.
Dawn Creeps On Little Cat Feet, Moraine Lake
Lake Louise Alberta Canada


We went to the iconic Moraine Lake for sunrise, hoping for classic dawn light that would set the Wenkchemna peaks aglow, reflecting in a mirror-like lake surface below. Dawn crept along, but as fate would have it a cloud system to the east blocked the light we had hoped for. Instead, the interesting view was away from the standard over-the-lake direction. Directly behind us, low clouds and fog ebbed and flowed among the trees in the valley, reminding me of the first line of a short poem,...
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  • clouds
  • fog
  • mist
  • mountains
  • valley
  • trees
  • forest
  • sunrise
  • dawn
  • blue hour
  • morning
  • summer
  • blue
  • HDR
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Banff National Park
  • Moraine Lake
  • Lake Louise
  • Canada