Peyto Lake is a glacier fed lake located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake itself is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway.
It was named for Ebenezer William Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.
The lake is formed in a valley of the Waputik Range, between Caldron Peak, Peyto Peak and Mount Jimmy Simpson, at an altitude of 1860 m.
During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise color. Because of its bright color, photos of the lake often appear in illustrated books, and area around the lake is a popular sightseeing spot for tourists in the park. The lake is best seen from Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefield Parkway.
The lake is fed by the Peyto Creek, which drains water from the Caldron Lake and Peyto Glacier (part of the Wapta Icefield), and flows into the Mistaya River.
From five bracketed exposures - one full stop apart - HDR.
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hawranek (22) 2007-04-16 10:55
Beautiful place ;). I like this photo and i dont have any words. :O Good Shot!
kiks (11749) 2007-04-16 11:02
what a amazing place. You succed to get it just good on a photo. Composition increses how big it is with the mountains on the back. I also like the fg with completly other green colors. The phoyo sims a little 'misty' so i deed a WS on it to get that out. Hoop you like it and TFS
I see now that you dont allow WS on this photo. That's a pitty
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-04-16 13:21
unbelievable turquoise, beautiful landscape, HDR made a little bit too saturated green in foreground in my taste, however it's a wonderful shot, well done !
asajernigan (20057) 2007-04-16 15:05
This is a great shot with nice POV and composition. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail.
pierrefonds (54580) 2007-04-17 7:13
A nice photo of Peyto lake and of the Rocky mountains under a beautiful sky, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. have a nice day.
- Copyright: Doug Cawker (dcawker) (5717)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm F3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-16 10:41
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