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Lower Kananaskis Lake, Alberta, Canada.

I drove with a friend to this location early in the morning, arrived while it was dark, hoped for a dramatic sunrise.
It was somewhat of an eerie feeling initially, surrounded by tall fir trees, no light other than two small flashlights,
looking around hoping we wouldn't see eyes shining back at us from nearby. This is a prime wildlife habitat
for Grizzly Bears, Elk, Moose, Deer, and many smaller animals. We heard Wolves calling from far away.

We made our way from the parking lot and its 'bear proof' garbage containers, which are a magnet
for bears anyway, across a muskeg-like area to this spot on the edge of the lake.

The lake was perfectly still, the air cool and clear, the mountains majestic. To escape the hustle of
daily city and work life to this place and this dawn was a gift beyond measure. An opportunity to
appreciate the incredible beauty of this world we inhabit.

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Graeme14-Nov-2016 12:46
It was well worth the wait to sunrise to capture this beautiful calm view, Peter. The water is so still without a ripple in sight. I love the pebbles in the foreground and the reflections from the trees and mountains. Superb work my friend.VVV!!
Alexander Kazakov12-Sep-2015 08:06
So beautiful! Like the reflection! V
Tom LeRoy28-May-2015 12:56
Pristine beauty front to back in this fine image. I could look and appreciate this one all day ! V
Zeeby23-May-2015 18:32
Magical mood and magnificent composition!
Allan Jay09-Dec-2014 18:21
Lovely "blue tones" and exquisite clarity in the foreground water....
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)18-May-2014 18:31
Una immagine bellisssima,con bei riflessi e!
XiaoBernard9918-May-2014 15:27
Très beau paysage , riche couleurs,
yes majestic mountains
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography03-May-2014 12:37
Wonderful image, Voted !
Marcia Rules02-Mar-2014 14:53
Incredible beauty in this stillness. Looks like the area has recovered from the big rains. BV!
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)28-Feb-2014 05:02
I am glad that you did not run into any bears. I can imagine every sound in the forest would make your hair stand up. What a great shot that you guys got. I glad that you went for it. Well captured. V.
Range View 28-Feb-2014 02:19
An absolutely breathtaking dawn capture, such beautiful light and tones. So pleased you didn't find yourselves in any danger! BV
Kim23-Feb-2014 23:22
Very beautiful image! V
Peter Sussex19-Feb-2014 23:40
Breathtaking perfection, Peter, and on top of all a most gorgeous scene. V
mario .n19-Feb-2014 22:15
Magnificient image Peter , first class !!
Greg Burke19-Feb-2014 16:54
beautiful photo, good story,,, it pays to get up early..
Richard Marcus19-Feb-2014 16:24
A stunning capture of this sunrise! Colors, clarity, depth ... just superb! Your efforts were very well rewarded! V+
Esa Ervasti19-Feb-2014 16:23
Love that blue tone and terrific details. Very true words Peter, let's admire about the beauty of this world we inhabit.
Guest 19-Feb-2014 13:42
love everything here Peter, crispy details and great colors…
the stillness of beauty well captured ...
Raymond Ma19-Feb-2014 05:53
Wow, this is absolutely breathtaking Peter. I have never quite seen morning
light like rich and saturated. It most have been quite the treat to
soak it all in first hand.
Yiannis Pavlis19-Feb-2014 03:46
Absolute magic! What a beautiful scene! V!
janescottcumming19-Feb-2014 02:49
Wow!!! Extraordinary photo. The details and clarity in original are a sight to behold. I also enjoyed your text. Mighty fine work.
Bonnie Underwood19-Feb-2014 02:28
That is very beautiful. I can imagine
the solitude of the moment.
globalgadabout18-Feb-2014 15:03
fab foreground, and wondrous light on the trees and peaks...what a gorgeous place....
Neil Marcus18-Feb-2014 11:40
You captured the sense of quiet and beauty described. Your effort to be able to take this was an adventure.
danad18-Feb-2014 08:45
A wonderful image with these sunrise light and the superb dark colors. V.
Karin Doeling18-Feb-2014 06:31
So beautiful. Wonderful light, compo, reflections - great work!
joseantonio18-Feb-2014 05:04
A lovely area captured with that special light