Rainbow Sunset (medicinelake.jpg)

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    A long story short.... I copied over aprox. 40Gb of photos that I took this past weekend... only to accidently delete them... hence... I have been working feverishly to try and resurrect thousands of photos from shooting in Banff and Jasper. I think I have now thankfully recovered the majority of them and this is a shot I was REALLY hoping I had not lost to the computer gods.

    This was taken at Medicine Lake in Jasper National park and is one of my favourite shooting locations in the park. I had originally gone to this spot to photograph some Pikas that frequent the area and had photographed them, and then happened upon a pair of yearling black bears that I then photographed. I was headed back to the vehicle when it started to drizzle and a rainbow and some fantastic light started to form in the east as the sun set. I couldn't have asked for a better finish to an evening. If ever you are trying to get rainbows in idyllic settings... four possible spots in Banff/Jasper National Parks that offer a good chance. They are Athabasca Falls, Panther Falls, Bow Lake, and here at Medicine Lake. They all just seem to face the right direction that if the sun is brilliant as it sets and there is a bit of rainfall or mist at the same time you will be able to get rainbows in a perfect setting.

    The truly fascinating thing about Medicine Lake though is that it is a lake at this time of year, and then by October it is but a river. The water drains from the basin through "cracks", "holes" and underground caves in the bottom of the lake that actually drain and empty into the Maligne Canyon and it's river some 15km (9 miles) downstream. There are a number of spots in the Maligne Canyon that you can actually view where the water enters the canyon from underground and is a fascinating place that you don't want to miss if you are ever in Jasper National Park.

    n+s, mo_beck, Madison76, Hoot1, and 275 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Judy & Paul 88 months ago | reply

      Outstanding image!

    2. sugarfreeanything 87 months ago | reply

      wow, this photo is perfection! Love everything about it!
      faves faves faves **

    3. Rebecca Latson Photography [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Of all the beautiful shots you take, I would have to agree with you that this is a favorite among favorites.

    4. renata_souza_e_souza 87 months ago | reply

      What a lucky guy! Congratulation for the AMAZING shot.

    5. gregpphoto 86 months ago | reply

      thats where Im going to go live.

    6. LeszekZadlo 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best of Geology (Add 1, Award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Anish.P 80 months ago | reply

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    8. LesleyON 79 months ago | reply

      Another incredibly beautiful image. Medicine Lake is a favourite place of mine, too.

    9. Throwin' it in 79 months ago | reply

      I was flippin through my favs last night...and this one popped.

      I was listening to one of my fav singers...doing probably the BEST rendition of Somewhere over the Rainbow...ever...and I know this photo by heart in my mind....
      Israel Kamakawa'ole...died far too young. Here is his song. I hope you like it.


    10. mrwsierra 78 months ago | reply

      a true slice of magnificence!!

    11. Doc List Photography 75 months ago | reply

      I would love to have Your photo in my * Favorites* Group

      Seen in someone's favorites. (?)

    12. Luis Marín 74 months ago | reply

      Wow! Amazing shot! Excellent light and colors.


    13. Photogregs 68 months ago | reply

      Great picture.

    14. Loci Lenar 52 months ago | reply

      This Great Photographic Art was made by a Diamond Class Photographer!
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    15. Ted & John Koston 51 months ago | reply

      Fabulous image!!!

    16. airplaneguy38 50 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image Lawrence

    17. LInDeZign 41 months ago | reply

      Marvelous image..!

    18. iloverealestate 27 months ago | reply

      Spectacular beauty expertly captured!

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