Winter Olympics Art Day 4
The high Rocky Mountain peaks that surround Lake Agnes in Banff National Park soar into the air as the weather clears from a late summer snow storm and like those stunning peaks, Canada's newest sports hero, Alexandre Bilodeau has also soared to new heights by winning our country's first gold medal in the men's freestyle moguls at Cypress Mountain on Sunday during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. This is quite the achievement for all Canadians as Alexandre's hot gold medal has also melted a very long time gold medal deep freeze by winning our first ever gold medal while hosting the Olympics on our own home soil. Congratulations to Alexandre, his family and team mates, all Canadians are so tremendously proud of you !
My posted picture was taken on a late summer day while tent camping in the Rockies in September of 1989. For nearly two week I had almost near perfect sunny weather with hardly a cloud in the sky, except for one miserable day. The previous night I could see the clouds lowering on the mountain peaks as a weather system was moving in, the next morning I woke up early and headed out to an area that was reasonably accessible and quite high up in terms of elevation (1800 meters) , I left my campsite at the Kicking Horse Camp ground and made my way to Lake Louise and then hiked up the 2.4 km long trail to the Lake Agnes Tea House, upon arrival I was not disappointed, the snow was so beautiful and the weather was starting to clear, I worked fast setting up my 4 x 5 view camera with a 120mm to make this image, by noon the snow had almost completely m