Sacred Silence by ryan_kole

A little while ago… I received a comment on my image entitle “Skip Life Away II”…

The person referred to Moraine Lake looking like this as “sacred silence”. I liked the phrasing of that so much that I’m now calling it Sacred Silence haha.

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Mountain Serenity – Black and White by ryan_kole

It dawned on me yesterday that since March, between both my Sony a77’s and my Sony a65… I have taken over 20,000 images.

To celebrate this accomplishment, I figured this upload should be of my second favourite place… Moraine Lake as yesterdays was of my favourite place on Earth… Kinney Lake.

It took some digging through my memory card of this day but I finally found a black and white Moraine that I am very pleased with.

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Peace to the Mountain II by ryan_kole

Since it’s snowing outside and I HATE winter… I decided to upload something that does not remind me that winter is here for the next 9 months haha.

Kinney Lake is my favourite place I have ever been. I have only passed by it twice in my life and I was treated both times, to a wonderful reflection in the water in the morning… The reflection was gutted by wind each time on my way back.

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Skip Life Away II by ryan_kole

I’m limited to what I left on my work computer…

I love Moraine Lake. Having spent so much time there this year… It makes me sad that’s its going to be closed off soon for the year…

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Peace to the Mountain by ryan_kole

I took this back in August… It took me 5 years to head back to this glorious spot.

The title of this image is inspired by a Coheed and Cambria song. Even though the album was just released October 16th, “Peace to the Mountain” is my personal favourite off of the album. Since I love the band and this spot, I figured I might as well name a photo after it haha.

If anyone is interested, here is the audio link to the song.

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Skip Life Away by ryan_kole

I took this a few weeks ago… When I couldn’t hike what I wanted to, my friend and I hoped in the car and headed to Moraine Lake. A few weeks ago, I posted what the lake look like before skipping stones in the lake. This is actually my favourite image from the day as it reminds me of a song released back in 2004 (or 2005) by Rise Against… Swing Life Away. A song written about a few people they met on tour while in Lake Louise.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Lake Louise road, Moraine Lake is an 11Km detour from Lake Louise itself.

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Sunny Day at Moraine Lake by ryan_kole

Another one of Moraine I took a few weeks ago… I found a new perch on top of the rocks at the main view point. I still prefer my usual “off the beaten path” spots but every now and again it’s nice to play tourist.

To this day, this was the most amazing I have ever seen this lake… As many know, I have spent much time there this year. This is another image that is 100%unedited or processed in any way. It was an unreal day to be visiting.

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Northern Lights at Lake Minnewanka by ryan_kole

Well… Tonight I waived the boycott on Lake Minnewanka after it claimed my camera last time around…

Am I ever glad I did! The lights put on an amazing show. I have never seen anything like it!

This image is 100% unedited. I stared at this earlier tonight… It was absolutely unreal!

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Misty Sunrise by ryan_kole

This is another one I took last week… It was a great way to start my day and days off. It truly was an amazing sunrise at Quarry Lake in Canmore.

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