Member Monday Featuring Lorraine Deslauriers

The Great White North is home to some of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world. We’ve seen a few awesome pictures of Moraine Lake, but this is one of our absolute favorites!

She’s got some major talent in her toolbelt, so if you’re looking for some inspiration, read about how she made captured this beautiful scene on her trip to Banff National Park.

About the Photo

Title: Day Dream

This location is very popular for its beauty. Moraine Lake is situated in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Its unique color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake by the surrounding glaciers. As the sun rises, it created this gold line across the Valley of the Ten Peaks. What a sight!  

This adventure started at 4 am that morning. As the parking lot fills up very quickly, the park closes the access, sometimes as early as 7 am or earlier. As photographers, sunset and sunrise are the preferred times. When I got there, I took some time to walk around in the dark and find the spot I wanted to take my photos from. There were many trees and rock pillars that offered varied compositions and required the testing of different lenses. I stood there (more or less) for about 2 hours. I got the lake and the mountains from dawn to morning, and this one is one of my favorites. 

Gear and Software

I shot this image with a Sony A7RII and the Sony wide-angle lens FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS. I used Photoshop Lightroom basic adjustments for tonality and color. 

Photography Preferences

My favorite images are landscapes and wildlife. My photography genre is minimalist and peaceful. As my images are usually very colorful, I also like to shoot B&W.  

Photography Inspiration

I would have to say that all the instructors of PSW2019 were very inspiring. Mark Heaps would be the instructor who impressed me the most concerning Color Science.

Favorite KelbyOne Class

I am a relatively new member of KelbyOne, and lately, I have finished Erik Kuna’s PhotoPills class. It provided me even more insight on how to prepare in advance when you plan your trip, where and when you want to be there. And as he says, the only thing left after this is hoping the weather cooperates! I really enjoyed the course. 

Connect with Lorraine

Lorraine has her own website, Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter accounts so viewers can further access her work. Might we recommend her black and white album. We just can’t believe that her Instagram isn’t more popular!? Go give this up and coming photographer a follow, and support her on her journey.

Check out our Member Monday archives if you’re interested in meeting more community featured photographers. Make sure you come back every Monday for even more member highlights!