Adventures On Ice

Abraham Lake in winter is an interesting place to visit. It is a man made lake, that was created in 1972, with the construction of the Bighorn Dam in Alberta Rockies. It is located in a very picturesque spot and when its waters freeze the ice traps methane bubbles, which have been a subject if some lovely shots. I’m sure you have seen lots of pictures featuring the bubbles. Many photographers has made a trip there to be able to mark off a spot on their bucket lists. We have visited a couple to times as well. The lake is located over 300 km away from Edmonton. The best time to shoot at that location is during a sunrise. In order to do so one either has to leave at 3AM to arrive on location around 7AM or find a place to stay overnight that is closer, to avoid driving on winter roads at night. That’s what we have done the last time we visited. Thanks to it we have managed to squeeze a bit of night time photography as well. The conditions were favorable. Clear skies and good weather during the previous several days allowed the surface of the ice to be clear of snow. At night the sky was full of lovely stars. All in all it was a good trip. Of course, we weren’t the only visitors that morning, so, shamelessly I took an advantage of this, incorporating other people in some of my pictures ;D