Stars over Cascade Mountain, Banff

Last Sunday night I was in Banff for a concert at the Banff Centre but ended the night with a round of nightscape shooting near the town.

I shot this from the Lake Minnewanka scenic loop road just north of the townsite. It captures the Big Dipper and Arcturus swinging down over Cascade Mountain, the iconic peak that stands as the background for so many photos of Banff. Moonlight provided ideal side-lighting.

I hope to head back to this area for next weekend’s Perseid meteor shower. The weather prospects look good!

— Alan, August 3, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer


One Reply to “Stars over Cascade Mountain, Banff”

  1. Dear Alan,

    I love this photo – and have an appreciation for the star Arcturus, and large heart shaped rock formations.
    Would you allow me to use this photo on my Facebook timeline? I would be willing to list your name as credit – if this suits.

    I am an acupuncturist – soon to have my website and FB page up and running – I live in Charlotte, NC.

    please let me know!!

    Thank you for your work – it is all so magical!

    A. Elizabeth Gilliam, L.Ac., Dipl. OM.

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