After being busy with renovations and some other things I am finally back again with a photo. A recent one this time! This photo was taken at Pitt Lake on the right side of the dyke and actually not looking towards the main part of Pitt Lake in Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada.
About this photo: Yesterday evening we drove out to Maple Ridge to find out where I had to be today for a job orientation. I feel so much more relaxed if I know where I have to go. On the way back the sun was slowly setting and we decided to drive to Pitt Lake which is about 5-10 minutes driving from Pitt Meadows and about 20-25 minutes from our home.
The sunset coloured the sky quite nicely and the moon was out as well. I took this picture from the dyke at Pitt Lake, but looking to the right when you walk onto the dyke from the parking lot. It was taken near the viewing tower. The water looks like a marsh because of all the lily pads on the water. I like the view and that bit of reflection through the lily pads. It was a wonderful evening.
*Camera Model: Sony Alpha DSLR A200
*Focal Length: 18mm
*Exposure Time: 1/20 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Aperture Priority (A)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -0.7 step
I added some contrast and saturation to this photo to bring out the colours a little more. I also ran the photo through Neat Image to get rid of the access noise.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you like this photo!
Some information on the Pitt Lake area: Pitt Lake is the second-largest lake in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, being about 53.5 square km (20.5 square mi) in area. It is about 25km (15.6mi) long and about 4.5km (2.8mi) wide at its widest, and is also one of the world's largest tidal lakes, its confluence with the Fraser being only a few miles upstream from that river's estuary into the Strait of Georgia. Its southern tip, where the Pitt River resumes, is 40km (25mi)east of downtown Vancouver.
The upper Pitt River valley is a typical U-shaped glacial valley in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. The over-deepening of the lower end of the valley over the span of the Wisconsin glaciation created a trough over 140m (462ft) below current sea level. After initial glacial retreat at around 13,000 years ago a saltwater fjord occupied this basin when relative sea levels were still ca 120m (396ft) to 140m (462ft) above current levels in the region. Unlike neighbouring Indian Arm and Howe Sound farther west this fjord basin became cut off by sedimentation of the lower Fraser River by ca 10,500 years ago and is now considered a tidal fjord lake.
The community of Pitt Meadows occupies the marshy lowland at the southern end of the lake, some of which has become drained and is known as the Pitt Polder. Just southwest of the lake is the community of Port Coquitlam, which is across the Pitt River from Pitt Meadows. At the north end of the lake is a locality named Alvin, which is a transport and shipping point for logging companies and their employees. The Upper Pitt, meaning the valley upstream from the lake, is considered BC's best fly-fishing rivers and one of its best steelhead streams.
The lake is popular with boaters and canoeists, but is prone to heavy winds and rains as well as big waves (due to its great depth). The mountain range on its east flank comprises Golden Ears Provincial Park, its basin to the north is in southern Garibaldi Provincial Park, while the mountain range on its west, northeast of Vancouver's Coquitlam Lake watershed reservoir, is Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. The waterfront and foreshore of the lake and river are public-access and include extensive migratory wildfowl habitat. There is a destination golfing resort in the Pitt Polder area called Swan-e-set.
The area along the east side of the lake is somewhat famous for being the reputed location of Slumach's lost gold mine, the location of many failed and sometimes disastrous searches for the alleged murderer's lost gold mine. (Info from Wikipedia)
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jjcordier (79297) 2009-06-04 22:05
Une très jolie photo, bien composée, où on apprécie la lumière déclinante du jour qui se reflète discrètement sur la surface du lac et la présence agréable de la lune. Belles couleurs.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-06-04 22:20
Hi Ann. This looks like a wonderful place to sit and watch the sunset, beautiful calm atmosphere. Excellent sharpness, you have done well at 1/20 sec SS. I love the subtle colours of the sunset. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
xavshot (69835) 2009-06-04 22:21
la lumière et les couleurs sont très agréables dans cette image. J'aime bien la luminosité au sol donnée par les reflets.
danyy (0) 2009-06-04 22:39
beaucoup de tranquilité autour d ce lac et même en son milieu. Un moment de la journée très bien choisi, un moment crépusculaire, aux lumières douces mais très variées.
Une luminosité parfaite qui nous fait profiter du moindre détail.
jimkil (1706) 2009-06-04 23:18
How are you, still showing the beauty of Canada's west coast I see. Have never heard of Pitt Meadows, sure looks glorious under this light, with the moon also a bonus here. Colours are superb, it grabs my attention that NZ and Western Canada have many similarities.
Floydian (30970) 2009-06-04 23:36
Een heel rustieke foto, de eenzaamheid en rust van het landschap komen hier heel mooi binnen. De warme tinten aan de horizon en de maan linksboven geven de foto een mooie sfeer...hopelijk had je niet al teveel last van mosquitos ;-)
Wens je alvast een prettig weekend,
alainh (33201) 2009-06-04 23:39
a famous instant you captured. the presence of the moon is must. quiet and soft place, a nice composition
a fine for you, Ann
nwoehnl (122) 2009-06-05 2:16
Hi Ann. A moody rendition of the dusk at this quiet and pleasant location. Subtle lighting and good moody impression of the subdued natural colors, with vivid touches of red in the sky. The moon provides a delightful add. Well captured.
Gerrit (52097) 2009-06-05 7:46
prachtige kleuren en een heerlijke atmosfeer.
danos (99160) 2009-06-05 9:42
very nice the view of the Pitt lake during the subdued light, with the sun still painting pastoral colors in the clouds makes this a memorable shot.The sunrise moon is an asset to the composition.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
delpeoples (58572) 2009-06-05 17:29
Hi Ann, this is a marvellous sunset shot, and the moon was an added bonus. The cool tones in the FG are just beautiful and contrast superbly with the dusky tones in the BG. Great job, Lisa.
gracious (20025) 2009-06-07 11:42
Thank you for this absolutely beautiful image with the best pov and colouration!
I adored the calm and peaceful atmosphere in the whole composition !
I loved this one a lot with appreciation
gunbud (34066) 2009-06-07 17:17
Wonderfully tranquil mood created by the pink and blue sky contrasting with the lush green foreground.
Love the subtle colors and the gentle line drawn by the shilhouetted mountain backdrop.
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-06-09 9:13
a nice colored image, the light is good and the presence of the moon helpful.
pierrefonds (67493) 2009-07-14 7:02
The sunset is giving nice colors to the sky and to the lake. The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the trees and the mountain which is giving depth to the composition. Well done, have a nice day.
Waylim (25502) 2009-08-21 9:28
Really wonderful shot Ann. The sunset colors, the moon over the mountain which reflected faintly on the wetland or Marshland. Even some fo the warm sunset light and sky is visible in the refeflection. Lovely nature around the vicinity of your home. You certainly take full advantage of photogrpahy it. thanks for sharing with us.
- Copyright: Ann Badjura (BelCan75) (2201)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A200, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6, B+W 55mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-04 19:38