Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
Travel Photography – When baby boomers are bopping around the globe taking in the sights of God’s creation, it is inevitable that you will run into inclement weather.
For many years, I had envisioned a trip to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. I love scenic mountain panoramas, and particularly a white-capped mountain peak’s reflection in the glassy stillness of an aquamarine lake.
My dream was coming true. I was in Jasper! The only caveat? It was raining cats and dogs. Non-stop for two days! ACK!
To be honest, I did a fair amount of thumb sucking and whining as I lamented the fact that I wasn’t going to get that National Geographic worthy photograph that had been fermenting in my mind for years on end.
We were sitting in our room staring out at the lake when the rain lightened a bit, and the white-capped mountains made a brief entrance into our view. I grabbed one of the Fairmont umbrellas, position Carol in front of these brightly painted chairs, and asked her to stare longingly out at the mountains across the lake.
We never did see the sunshine while we were visiting Jasper, but I did come away with a photograph that shares a captivating story. Can’t you feel the longing in this photograph: Please God, make the rain go away!
Why, there’s even a little commercial for Fairmont Hotels in the photograph. As they were hosting part of our stay, it makes a little icing on the cake for them as well.