A Weekend at Abraham Lake
An opportunity presented itself to go with a few photographers to one of my favourite places in Central Alberta, Abraham Lake. I have not been here in the winter before. The weather was warm but with a chilling wind at times. The company of twelve of us shared warm spirits and basked in the hospitality of our hosts, Allen and Madeleine Ernst and their lovely dog, Aura. Aurum Lodge is an eco lodge and geared for people who want to make this their destination and stay a while. The food is delicious and healthy.
These photos are of sunrise at Windy Point and the bubbles are a distance further south.I tried bracketing three shots then merged them in HDR in Corel Paint Shop
Photo Pro. I have a flimsy tripod and hung my backpack from the hook and it stabilised everything well. The first photo is the rise behind me and the second in front of me.
Last, here is a photo of the bubbles which are formed in this man-made lake in turbulent waters. I did add blue to the water , which in summer is a vibrant turquoise.It was wonderful to be in the mountains and I was up at 6:45 every morning which is almost unheard of for me. We walked on the lake at different points along it’s shores, took photos of the sunrise and sunset and saw the bubbles that this lake is known for. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot of photographic tips. I have been home for a day but am ready for a good sleep now.
I will write more about this area in future blogs.