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This is Morraine Lake, in Banff National Park. This is one of the best known scenes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, but it never fails to amaze me when I visit. The valley is known as the Valley of Ten Peaks, although only 6 peaks are visible in the picture. The mountains are very steep and dramatic, and come right down to the lake. Since the lake is on the north side of the mountains, the sun is behind the peaks for most of the day - this photo was taken about 9 in the morning. The lake has an incredible light blue colour, which can be seen where the sun is hitting the water. The colour is caused by rock dust in the water, and the rock dust comes from the glaciers above. For this shot I used a polarizing filter, which really made the sky stand out.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 61 N: 5920] (26545)
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