Natural landscapes: the winter creek
LOUISE CREEK, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA
I’m not sure why, but this outflow creek from Lake Louise remains mostly ice-free no matter how bitterly cold the winter becomes — and trust me, it can easily go down to -30c at this high altitude in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
The creek was mostly a dull brown, so I tweaked the colour cast, removing much of the brown and replacing it with a slight cast of more esthetically pleasing blue. I have no problem changing pictures like this because I’m not a documentary photographer; I’m trying my imperfect best to be a fine art photographer and that means interpreting a scene, rather than simply recording it.
P.S. look carefully at the stream and you’ll see streaks of snow. It snowed the entire time I was at the creek and lake.
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