Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ringing in the New Year at Lake Louise ~ Trip of a Lifetime

~ A week at Lake Louise that we wished would never end!~
Seven days of wonderful company, relaxation, fun, laughs, hugs, hikes in the snow, delicious wining and dining, competitive card playing, and an adventure every day.
I laced up the skates for the first time in a long time (true confession = probably 30 years)
I took lots of photos (true confession = 935).
I learned, the hard way, the importance of setting a custom white balance on your camera when taking photos in the snow (true confession = I have many photos with blue tinted snow).

14 comments:

Char said...

your shots have been gorgeous and I look forward to seeing more. It sounds like a wonderful time. And yes, I've learned all about WB when I came home with a ton of blue shots from the beach.

Bridge said...

gosh, just linked to you from flickr. what a great blog, your photos are so full of happiness and joy. I am in awe!

Grey Street Girl said...

Wow, what a wonderful trip! I can totally see taking nearly a thousand photos though. The good thing is that you can look through all of them and mentally go back. :)

Welcome home, Martha!

painted fish studio said...

wonderful. i've been enjoying your photos on flickr, makes me wish i had gone away for a while over the break, too!

spread your wings said...

sounds fantastic. Happy New Year!!

Diane said...

Lucky lucky lucky you! I've enjoyed the vicarious trip to Lake Louise with you -- thanks!! : )

albertaphotography said...

that trip sounds like it was magical -- it sure looks magical!

Most of the time I tend to remove the blue cast on the snow but must admit when I posted the photos of the cold the other day, I purposely left the various colour casts as they were sooc. They would never be accepted for publication that way, but gosh I like them with that cast sometimes. Your photos from the trip are absolutely divine!

Jackie said...

What a delightful time and so picturesque! 935?? 935?? That is wondrous, and amazing, and a clue to how a person hones their skill! Happy New Year Martha!

Amy said...

WOW WOW WOW! even tho I'm sick and tired of snow Lake Louise's snow looks prettier and whiter! gorgeous getaway! I confess I have never set my white balance:( I should learn it! xo

leaca said...

Looks like fun and cold. The photos look great.

ELK said...

i can tell you enjoyed the trip ~ skating too...were you sore the next day?

daniela said...

i hope to experience lake louise someday....always been a wish. your photos from the trip are GORGEOUS! so glad you such fun....welcome home :-)

Andie said...

I just saw the latest pic on flickr and had to run over here and read all about your adventure...WOW! A trip of a lifetime indeed. So happy you had such a wonderful time and happy too that you took 935 pictures to SHARE!
xxoo,
a.

Suvarna said...

can't think of a better place to make Christmas memories! Your photos from this trip are gorgeous!