Willie and I visited a number of lakes while at Banff National Park and Johnson Lake may have ended up as a surprise favorite. We spent a few hours walking around the lake, scouting possible locations, watching the light change, and photographing a few scenes.
About 3/4 of the lake was completely frozen over, with just a small piece of its north end still exposed. We really wanted to find a section that was just starting to freeze but there was so little unfrozen area that it just wasn't worth it. Ice-skaters played hockey on the solid section. Later we would venture out and find frozen air bubbles to photograph at sunset.
While exploring we came upon this patch of frozen lake that had several fallen logs stuck in the ice. We thought it made for a decent foreground, while the mountain and ominous clouds brewed in the back.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
18mm, f/11, 1/125 sec, ISO 100
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