We had no idea what we were walking toward as we headed out onto frozen Lake Louise. There was a beaten path on what, in the summer, would be a turquoise blue body of water, and so Mike, Laura and I set off to follow it. I mean how dangerous could it be if a couple were taking their wedding photos on the ice?

We just started walking across the water. Personally, I don’t get a lot of chances to walk across a frozen lake, so the destination wasn’t really the point. The journey was unique and the scenery, backlit by the setting sun, was overwhelming.

As we got about half way across, we could see the blue of the frozen Louise Falls. Suddenly there was a goal, and a commitment. The water frozen in the falls was so clean and clear, it literally glowed aqua blue.

The closer we got, the bluer the frozen waterfall became. It’s another of the many things that simply must be seen in person. The photos here on this page were some of the hardest I’ve ever had to edit. The camera picked up a blue cast over everything that was not there in real life. I’ve tried to do it justice.

The entire hike was spectacular. Unforgettable. The perfect spot for a group selfie. And the hike back wasn’t horrible either. 🙂


If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 28 January, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 4s

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