Today I’m taking you to the British Columbia side of Banff into Yoho National Park. I didn’t get much shooting in at Yoho, so it’s definitely someplace I want to revisit the next time I go. They had a controlled burn on the last day and so the smoke wasn’t going to make for good pictures. The time in Yoho was spent near Emerald Lake. It’s a wonderful area with a spectacular Winter Lodge (Emerald Lake Lodge) and a beautiful, lake set right up against Mount Stephen. The area surrounding the lake is filled in the summer with wild flowers and orchids native to the area. This scene really captured the area. A great place just to sit relax and soak in the beauty!
Equipment Note: My favorite lens in my bag is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM. It was my first Canon L lens and I use it almost exclusively. It’s on my camera 90-95% of the time. It’s so versatile for wide-angle landscapes to closeup low light portrait work. Pictures from it are alway sharp and give me the flexibility to do some ad-hoc macro work if I need to while on the trail.
My friends at B&H PhotoVideo now have it on sale for $200 off of the normal price until Thanksgiving! If you are a Canon shooter, this is the lens to have! Check it out!