Yet Another Minnewanka Light Show

I spent another magical night yesterday at Lake Minnewanka watching the aurora dance. As some of you may know, I tend to end up there regularly when the data looks good and the northern lights seem likely to make an appearance. They sure did that last night. Two solid hours of blues, greens and purples. The Canadian Rockies have been blessed by unusually warm weather as of late, and a fellow photographer and I were able to find open water at the Lake’s outlet, allowing for fine reflections of the celestial display. Here are a few images from last night, along with a behind-the-scenes shot. Excitement took over and I spent about an hour standing IN Lake Minnewanka (with the camera precariously close to the water’s surface) in order to get as much sky and reflection as possible in the photographs. It was more than worth it. For those of you interested in prints, please click here. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Celestial Symmetry I, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park.

Celestial Symmetry II, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park.

 Celestial Symmetry III, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park.

Celestial Symmetry IV, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park.

Behind the scenes shot (excuse the quality). I admit having the trip neck-deep in the water with blades of ice floating around was a little stressful…