My time in Jasper National Park was short and there was no time for on-location scouting. I needed to rely on my pre-trip planning and my research led me to make Cavell Lake one of my early AM location priorities. The prospect of Mt Edith Cavell and Angel Glacier reflecting in Cavell Lake appeared a sure-thing for a keeper image. A beautiful mountain reflecting in a calm lake is a sure recipe for a great image and this location's combination was definitely above average in that regard.
The sun hits the side of these mountains visible here in the morning, meaning that the morning timing choice was ideal. The interesting clouds were ... a gift. You just can't plan for clouds like these and being there is what increases the odds.
To reach this location, I parked at the Tonquin Valley Loop trailhead (just past the Hi-Mount Edith Cavell Wilderness Hostel) and followed the trail until reaching the foot bridge at the north end of Cavell Lake. The photographic opportunities there could entertain me for ... a very long time. Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time and I quickly selected some compositions to capture.
While this particular image is on the busy side, I loved the high latitude flora and wanted to capture it along with the scene. For a variation from the same location, check out this Mt Edith Cavell picture captured lakeside the lake just farther into this frame.
I had a few lenses with me, but the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens combination were what I used all morning. They are both awesome.
This is a modest HDR blend of two images, primarily pulling the sky down the tone curve slightly to show detail in the clouds.