Skagway, Alaska was a port of call.
Alaska’s colorful gold rush history is showcased in Skagway—Gateway to the Klondike. In 1897 gold stampeders from all over the world arrived in Skagway by steamship, bound for the Dawson Gold Fields in Canada. It wasn't long before the rough-and-tumble tent town was festooned with boardwalks, dance halls, inns, and saloons. More than 100 years later, Skagway still retains the feel of those Gold Rush days, though most travelers now arrive by cruise ship.
Renting a car is the best way to explore outside the town. The scenic South Klondike Highway parallels the route used by prospectors in the Klondike Gold Rush. From Skagway to Emerald Lake is only 120km. First 25km was in Alaska side; then crossed border into British Columbia, Canada; finally reached Yukon, Canada. So, we visited two countries (one State of US; one Province and one Territory of Canada) in a single day. Along the way, I saw icy water, snowy mountains, blue and green lakes, train depot, even small desert. Every turn was a stunning view. My pictures do not do the justice.
What makes the Emerald Lake so green is the result of sunlight reflecting off of marl. Marl is the white calcium carbonate that settles on the lake floor. It is created by mixing the limestone remains from the ice age with the calcium in the alpine water.
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Giustiniani (2415) 2014-06-30 5:46
comme ce lac porte bien son nom. Les couleurs sont impressionnantes. Un paysage d'une grande beauté.
miumiu (4626) 2014-06-30 5:46
Very eye-catching capture!
l love the colours of your photo.
The POV is superb too.
Nicou (115280) 2014-06-30 7:06
Quel bleu et vue superbe compo et rendu sur ce lac avec les belles montanges en fond fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (53775) 2014-06-30 7:15
Cela vaut certainement le déplacement vers l'Alaska. Quel superbe lac et surtout quelles belles couleurs même si le ciel est quelque peu brûlé.
ManishaJain (291) 2014-06-30 7:27
A splendid shot with striking green and blue contrast.great dof and sharpness.
chrislo (4149) 2014-06-30 8:23
I think this is the kind of photo that reflects the perception of Canada we can have from abroad. What a great landscape setting ! Nice view over the aptly named Emerald lake and its almost surreal colour. I like the simplicity of this scene, the tree line at the bottom and the way the image is pleasantly divided into layers with the lovely blue sky at the top. A very serene and beautiful atmosphere.
lousat (71411) 2014-06-30 9:56
Hi Tiffany,what say? The colors of this lake are a fantastic spectacle,and your choice of point of view and quality are greats!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
photoray (9849) 2014-06-30 10:12
Very attractive scene for the multi hued greens and blues of Emerald Lake in a natural forest setting with distant dominate mountains.
Today's gold is in Nature and thanks for sharing,
HimalAnda (8498) 2014-06-30 12:19
The colors of the lake are amazing!
The composition is quite good, with some depth bring by the foreground.
However, the sharpness could have been improved, I guess.
Silvio1953 (115095) 2014-06-30 14:19
Ciao Tiffany, fascinating landscape, famtastic bright colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-06-30 16:49
The colors in this lake are amazing! I've never seen anything like this in person, so I'm really enjoying it through your photo. :-) I like that you presented the water in between layers of greenery, and with a glimpse of the mountains in the background, too.
COSTANTINO (50665) 2014-06-30 21:54
Hello my dear friend
the dream of my life is to visit Alaska
in the future and according to your useful notes
what makes the Emerald lake so green is the
result of sunlight reflecting off of marl
peaceful and calm atmosphere and place
pov is superb too
simple but nice for our eyes
have a nice time
jemaflor (79970) 2014-06-30 23:30
Great view on the lake, so beautiful landscape and light and colors for your photo, tfs.
Cricri (100341) 2014-07-01 9:14
Beauté par son paysage et merveilleux pour ces couleurs, merveilleuse présentation
abmdsudi (38822) 2014-07-02 14:24
Fantastic picture and a cracking location, seeing is believing! Almost a painting... fabulous colours and composition with the photo being divided into front, middle and back nicely. The jaw dropping emerald water looks almost unreal!! an astonishingly beautiful and well done image. My only gripe is the sky area appears a bit harsh, polarising filter will address this issue easily. A striking shot indeed, Congrats.
siudzi (31777) 2014-07-03 22:55
Wow! What a place you have visited! It looks really amazing due to the spectacular palette of intensive tones. Well seen and taken.
chawax (18395) 2014-07-06 2:43
This lake has incredible colours, they look unreal ! It worthed a picture !
cornejo (27427) 2014-07-14 11:58
Hi Tiffany, here again after a brief holiday. Good photograph of this beautiful emerald lake, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-07-14 15:47
Unreal beautiful are the colours of this lake.
Fantastic range from green over blue to white and again to blue and green.
The forested hills and the snowy peaks complete this wonderful nature picture.
Good high POV and excellent composition.
Best regards, Paul
Gigidusud (13151) 2014-07-16 8:16
Fantastic landscape with a beautiful emerald lake and splendid light. I like a lot!
npecanhuk (60160) 2014-07-21 6:20
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
I love all those colors, specially those of that magnificent lake!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Tiffany Liu (Oceania) (4488)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 6D
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Alaska & British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-30 5:28