Kananaskis Drive – Barrier & Spillway Lakes

It was a warm sunny Wednesday afternoon, and I was off work early so I figured I’d head out to Kananaskis for one last chance to shoot some pictures before the snow started to pile up. Heading down Highway #40 it was all sunshine and blue skies, but the wind was so strong and cold you couldn’t stand outside for more than a minute before being blinded by watering eyes (which always makes shooting photos a bit difficult). After a short walk around Mount Lorette Ponds, and some roadside shots of Barrier Lake I made my way up Spray Lakes Trail.

A bit of a winter storm blew through and I got snowed on for a while, before it cleared up again just in time for sunset. There was a fair amount of old dirty snow in the ditches along Spray Lakes Trail, so between that, the clouds, and the falling snow I didn’t shoot a whole lot of photos. On the way back I stopped for what turned out to be some pretty decent shots of Spillway Lake, the sky had totally cleared up by now, and the sun was pretty much down, but still shining off the mountain range across the lake, which made for some nice low-key high contrast images.

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Barrier Lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Barrier Lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Barrier Lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Mount Lorette, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada in Autumn

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