Bow River, Just Before Dawn
Rocky Mountains, Alberta
On the exceptionally cold December morning that I made this image, I crawled out of my sleeping bag long before first light, quickly dressed and drove to a hidden spot on the Bow River not far from Banff, Alberta. A short hike down a hill, a walk along a railroad line and then down another hill led me to a frozen ice flow, floating on the river. I set up my tripod and camera, framed this image and waited for the light to be just right before pressing the camera's shutter.