Just thirteen kilometers from the much larger lake - Lake Louise - Moraine Lake has a peacock blue color, caused by fine particles of glacial silt, or till, known as 'rock flour'. Meltwater in June and July washes this powdered rock into the lake but uniform particles of flour absorb all of the colours of incoming light except those in the blue–green spectrum. When the lake has just melted in May and June and is empty of silt, it's colour is a more taditional sky blue.
From a Raw photo, cropped and contrast altered in Photohsop.
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Paolo (41222) 2006-10-20 9:49
Hi Doug, wonderful view of that beautiful with vertical peaks all around and a beautiful pine trees view on the shores.
excellent POV, colours and quality.
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-10-20 11:04
A real "great" landscape.a great feeling of freedom looking at it.Majectic.
kristofk (791) 2006-10-20 11:11
a nice view with really different colour of the water as usually seen. I have never seen such a green for Moraine Lake. Is the cause that here we see a morning view or is it the variation in the silt concentration? Regardless of the reason, the view is splendid, certainly, as this lake is always rewarding (one of the best in my opinion). (Maybe sharpness could be improved a bit.)
Best regards Kristof
GLEM (3004) 2006-10-21 5:50
Always so much control in your images. It is pure, net, precise a true happiness. I am amazed by this detail brought to fir trees, really beautiful.
Thank you still.
pierrefonds (59880) 2006-10-21 16:10
A good POV of Moraine Lake and of the Rocky mountains, the photo is sharp and clear. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
bostankorkulugu (42206) 2006-10-22 19:34
what an amazing piece of landscape and how beautifully pictured again. loved the way the forest goes just by the magical lake. Dramatic rocky slopes as well. great POV my friend, congrats.
theorc71 (129) 2006-12-23 16:01
This is a excellent picture. Great composition.
cdmonson (4806) 2010-06-30 12:38
This is a different perspective of Moraine Lake, and for that I commend you. I really like the perspective, showing how huge these mountains are, and the light is quite nice as well. However, you've got some wicked posterization in the sky. That's the only thing I don't like.
- Copyright: Doug Cawker (dcawker) (5717)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm F3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor, 67mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 9:42
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