Canada part 1

Arriving in Calgary and spending time exploring Banff National Park.



  • journal
  • photography
  • travelling
  • canada
  • Sony A7RIII

A short photo series from our trip to Canada. This was my first proper outing with the Sony A7RIII using a 35mm prime and a 70-300 zoom. I love both of these lenses and found the zoom to be great for those "whats that in the distance" moments.

The following photos cover our time in Banff and Yoho National Park.


After a hefty 9 hour flight we drove straight from Calgary airport to Banff. The views here were insane and had very similar scenary throughout our trip.

Panoramic view of the Canadian Rockies from the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Panorama from the top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff. I used the 35mm prime for this shot and stitched it all together using Lightroom.

Takakkaw Falls

About an hours drive from Banff heading towards the town of Golden. Takakkaw Falls were a little off the beaten track but there were still a fair amount of tourists here. Nonetheless, full of amazing landscapes and I loved the rainbow coming off the falls.

A rainbow formed in front of Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park. A rushing river formed by Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, with the peak of a round mountain behind.
A selection from Takakkaw Falls. You can imagine a family of bears fishing here!

Emerald lake

We unfortunately missed sunrise here (after having to take a detour due to roadworks on Highway 1) but got here just in time to see the mist on the water. A tranquil part of the national park and wished we stayed here in the lodge.

Harriet sat on a rock in front of Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, with morning mist covering the surface of the water. A zoomed in corner of a lodge in front of Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, with morning mist covering the surface of the water.
Various shots from Emerald Lake with the obligatory "sitting on a rock staring out" shot.

Lake Agnes

Arriving at Lake Louise we decided to bypass this famouse lake first and head up to the Lake Agnes Tea House. A very steep 2 hour hike we eventually arrived. Someone clocked a mountain goat in the far distance on the other side of the lake so I gave the zoom lens a go.

A mountain goat scaling a cliff face near Lake Agnes, Banff National Park.
I love this photo of the mountain goat but can only imagine how much detail it would have been with a 400mm zoom and 2x attachment..

Lake Louise

We ventured back down for some time in Lake Louise and took the bus to Moraine Lake where we kayaked. I had no idea about the popularity of the changing larch in autumn and also that not all coniferous trees are evergreen — the larch in particular changes in autumn so people come to visit far and wide to witness this.

A silhouette of hikers next to Lake Agnes tea house with the reflection of the lake in front of them. Orange larch trees amongst evergreen trees on a cliff face above Lake Louise, Banff National Park.
People arriving to the tea house and the changing larch mixed with evergreens.


  • Canada part 2 (Coming soon)
  • Canada part 3 (Coming soon)