The pinnacle of our tour was returning to Abraham Lake. In the winter this massive reservoir for the Bighorn Dam on the North Saskatchewan freezes up. Throughout the winter, the lower runoff from the mountains and the requirement to operate the dam makes the lake level retreat. I just love this area. It has some amazing scenery and great photo opportunities. Best of all is that it is off the beaten tourist track, so crowds are few and far between. This picture was taken just before the warm sunrise light peaked over the eastern horizon. I had to take a 8 second exposure to get it right, while the howling wind blew in my face.
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