Moonlighting Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, just outside of Lake Louise.  It is a spectacular lake during the day and you may remember it at sunrise from my Valley of the Ten Peaks image. This image was taken after the sun went down and it is also very beautiful.  The magic of a long exposure and the light from a full moon creates a spectacular scene from shoreline.  Do you call it Alpenglow at night?

Moonlighting Moraine Lake - ©2012 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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  • Nice one Rick. Is this a Blue hr shot or at night? I can’t tell. It looks fantastic. Nice work buddy.

    • Adam, This was shot at night – notice the star trails in the sky!

  • This is a wonderful shot Rick. I have shot the lake at sunrise and during the day but have never shot it at night. After seeing your great result, I need to revisit Banff.

  • Dang this is pretty. Just love how vastly different a full moon lit shot is from a sun lit shot. Just gorgeous!

  • Gorgeous Rick! Moonlight adds a completely different mood.

  • Another awesome shot Rick.

  • You aren’t kidding Rick, this is just magical! I love the star trails!

  • Such a pretty scene, Rick. Stunning!

  • awesome shot Rick! this is one of my favorite places, and you have captured it incredibly well!

  • Gorgeous shot Rick! Love it!

  • Ida

    Total score with alpenglow at night!

  • Ida

    When are we going back?

    • I’d love to get back up there. I don’t think it will fit in my plans this year.

  • Awesome shot! Love the long exposure on this and the star trails!

  • Absolutely top drawer, Rick, GREAT shot my friend!

  • Brilliant capture. This is one of my favourite places i’ve ever visited and you’ve captured the serene beauty perfectly!

  • Some relay great capture (=