Under the Moonlight (Banff National Park)

I was in Banff National Park earlier this year and spent a few nights exploring and taking photos with my (relatively) new Nikon D750. One of my goals while I was there was to get the Milky Way over Lake Moraine. Unfortunately, the nights were never clear enough for me to do that because (as you can see below) the clouds started to role in just as nightfall was settling in.

This picture wasn’t planned at all but as I turned the corner after watching the sunset over Peyto Lake I was greeted with this moonrise shot. The moonlight draped a bluish hue over the snow still lingering on the highest peaks of the mountain while the trees were litup below. I stopped and quickly took a few pictures before retreating tot he car as the mosquitoes came out to feast on unsuspecting photographers like myself.

Under the Moonlight (Banff National Park)

Banff Under the Moonlight (Banff National Park)

We get it almost everynight
When that moon gets big and bright
It’s a supernatural delight
Everybody was dancing in the moonlight

Everybody here is outta sight
They don’t bark and they don’t bite
They keep things loose, they keep things light
Everybody was dancing in the moonlight

Dancin in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin warm and right
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin in the moonlight

We like to have fun and we never fight
You can’t dance and stay uptight
It’s a supernatural delight
Everybody was dancin in the moonlight

Dancin in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin in the moonlight

Everybody here is outta sight
They don’t bark and they don’t bite
They keep things loose, they keep things light
Everybody’s dancin in the moonlight

Everybody’s dancin in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin in the moonlight
Dancin in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody was dancin in the moonlight

– Van Morrison, “Dancin in the Moonlight”

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2 thoughts on “Under the Moonlight (Banff National Park)

  1. A very stunning photo! The mood and atmosphere just seem so perfect.

    I find it funny that I’ve been researching Banff for about 3 months already, and with every article read I’ve just been itching to go!

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