Cloud Break at Morant’s Curve


Just south of Lake Louise is a spot along the road to Banff that looks out over the lonely train tracks as they wind
through the valley forest. Morant’s Curve is one of the most famous places in the region to photograph. As we headed
back to the town of Banff following a pre-dawn excursion to Lake Moraine, we stopped at this overlook. Was is going to
be the “same old shot” of the valley with harsh sunlight shining down from a cloudless sky, or would I get lucky? There
was no train, but even without the passing Canadian Pacific Railway cargo train, I think I was lucky that day…

Camera: Nikon Z7
Shot Settings: Nikon 14-30mm f/4 S @ 22mm, f/8 and 1/320 sec
Edition Size: 100
Typical Print Size: 16″ x 24″ up to 40″ x 60″