This is String Lake in Grand Teton National Park which is a glacier lake. This was taken on a hike to see Leigh Lake early in the morning. The colors of this lake were something of a chameleon because when there was no wind the water was blue but with a little wind the turquoise we associate with glacier lakes becomes evident.
The mountain on the right is Mount Moran which is 12605 ft (3842 meters) tall and on the left is Mount Rockchuck which is 11144 ft (3396 meters) tall.
Believe it or not I actually de-saturated the colors from the original.
I was having fun with symmetry here and it was taken around 9am.
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gneufeld (15890) 2007-11-20 16:44
This an absolutely stunning composition with incredible symmetry by way of the perfect reflections. The vivid colors are perfectly saturated and contrast and image clarity and sharpness are superb. A awesome shot and TFS. Gerald
avene (12675) 2007-11-20 16:52
beautiful shot, Stephen, and I'd say having fun with symmetry pays off - the result is fantastic. love the straight line of the shore as if drawn with the ruler and how even the tiniest things on this shore - what seems to be a building on the right and stone (?) on the left emphasise the mirror-perfect scene. amazing colours too, and I gladly believe you actually de-saturated, during the last year I've learned that American landscapes do not know the word "subtle" when colours are concerned :)
superb shot, my compliments.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-11-20 17:25
Wow! Perfect reflexion and wonderful colours!
Great detail and clarity!
Beautiful perspective and nice place!
indoka28 (5261) 2007-11-20 18:48
This is perfect reflection...I can see this shot even upside down..I have been to some of the high altitude lakes in the Himalayas and actually the reflection we get there along with the blue sky is just amazing..great composition and colours...great place to spend a holiday..!! very well presented..
mumek (20202) 2007-11-20 19:16
Good evening Stephen!
Great composition with beautiful view at the lake and the mountains. You captured a fantastic reflections in the lake's calm water.
Very impressive work.Thanks for sharing
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-11-20 19:41
The symetry is perfect
the light is beautifull.
Clasical but very nice picture
jurek1951 (42194) 2007-11-20 19:43
This picture is a masterpiece,very nice scenery.
great composiiton and nice sharpness, beautiful reflections,
batalay (36958) 2007-11-20 21:01
Spectacular colors and resolution, in this beautifully composed image. It is quite astonishing that this image represents a decreased color saturation rendition. Creating an x-axis with the shoreline is creative, bisecting the frame right in the middle.
mvdisco (17784) 2007-11-20 21:37
WoW! lovely reflections and great catch of this beautiful composition, Excellent point of view and colors and sharp lansdscape..Très jolie photo..Very well done.
ChrisJ (104179) 2007-11-21 0:25
Wow! Marvellous reflections and superb color & sharpness. Perfect symmetry & framing. Tfs!
nwoehnl (122) 2007-11-21 0:51
Very vivid and clear photo, Steve - I vaguely remember this lake from my GRTE visit 4 years ago. A peaceful impression amplified by the calm and crisp reflection off the water. Interesting about the de-saturated colors, but I recall doing a similar thing on some of my older photos way back when :o). Hope all is well.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-11-21 1:22
Now that DOES look wonderful, the symetry together with the perfect water stillness works best to deliver a visual impression full of the clarity you got in this picture, even desaturated colors are still rich and well contrasted, superb nature shot Steve, like it a lot !
Have a nice day, JY
BlkDaffyDuck (385) 2007-11-21 1:36
Very nice shot with a very good and pleasant reflexion.
Your composition is very nice with this contrast between th two mountains.
Thank's for sharing
Tue (28998) 2007-11-21 3:35
You found an impressive mirror here to get the reflection of this mountain landscape. The atmosphere here is also lovely. I like of course a lot the colours and also the light is enhancing. Thanks for sharing, very well done!
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-11-21 5:42
Wonderful symmetry in this beauty. Lighting, colors, and exposure are topnotch. What a view. Greetings! Danilo
jjcordier (78988) 2007-11-21 6:17
Très belle photo, superbe techniquement, où la lumière et les couleurs sont magnifiques. Les reflets sont splendides.
fulvio52 (8314) 2007-11-21 7:17
stunning is the right word to describe your shot.
Everything in it is just perfect.
I got to get my butt up in there at some point.
We were planning to visit it in 1996 but got snowed out on the Bighorns and on the Great Continental Divide by mid-september...
Thanks for sharing.
See ya soon,
Cormac (26563) 2007-11-21 7:51
Wow, that's a perfect reflection Stephen! The symmetry is perfect too, giving this a very peaceful feeling, like it is absolutely calm and relaxing. NIce colour and sharpness too, enhancing the impression that we are there in person. Beautiful!
carper (96) 2007-11-21 7:54
very nice one Stephen,
good clear shot with a fine quality. I like the reflection and the sharpnes, good photojob, have a nice day.
baba_flies (8829) 2007-11-21 8:30
Hello Stephen! Amazing the clarity in this photo. The lake seems crystal clear and those reflections are just amazing. I like the "strechted out" version of this photo giving us this very long view ... Just beautiful, I can almost "smell" the clean air up there. Truly pretty! Barbara.
danyy (0) 2007-11-21 13:59
le miroir parfait et polarisant, cela se voit dans la couleur du ciel réfléchi.
C'est très graphique et les couleurs sont si séduisantes.
La nature est belle là-bas.
quantabeh (5205) 2007-11-21 20:03
This is a very beautiful image. It's well composed and the colors are good. I personally think it needs more color burning. I have done a workshop; basically I did a complete linear burn on the image and then played a bit with blue to get it back to normal shade. Hope you like it,
papagolf21 (90424) 2007-11-22 2:37
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Miroir, mon beau miroir, reflète ma beauté !
Quelle magnificence ! je suis sous le charme et j'ai du mal à me détacher de cette composition.
La beauté à l'état pur.
jemaflor (89351) 2007-11-22 3:42
A great shot, superbe effect with these reflection, very well taken with a so lovely light and colours capture, bravo !
Emile (20352) 2007-11-22 10:12
Superb shot with an excellent composition, also you captured a perfect reflection, great colors and beautiful view of the mountains and the green forest. Sharpness and frame are very good.
Well done. TFS.
Greetings from Miami.
Scharan (14144) 2007-11-22 15:10
Maravilhoso reflexo nesta água que mais parece um grande espelho a refletir esta lindíssima paisagem...
Cores belas e bom contraste. Parabéns!
plimrn (21344) 2007-11-24 10:05
This is a stunning work of symmetry, detail and color. I like the way the cloud reflections give a subtle interuption. Like Avene, I like that string of golden shoreline and can well believe the de-sat.
fanch (0) 2007-11-24 11:51
Bonjour Stephen ,
It could be almost too much completed. A magic moment, without any air breathing . A color of rust tree in counterpoint, like a renegade, a symmetry of mathematics and a technique without defect.
A smooth and beautiful image which I admire a lot.
jhm (144204) 2007-11-25 2:55
One of the best quality on TE, my compliments.
Very great composition with fantastic colours and reflections. Sharpness and clarity are of super quality. This is one of my favorites.
Thans for sharing.
Have a nice sunday,
leo61 (0) 2007-11-25 10:24
A wonderful reflectionshot with fantastic,bright colors.The overall sharpness is amazing and I like very much the deep blue tones of the water.
cam (9043) 2007-11-25 18:34
You should have turn it upside down, as the reflexion is better in terms of contrast.
The mountain is well situated on the left, leaving room for it to go slowly down.
The kind of photo we all want to do.
Have a good week
fayeulle (27827) 2007-11-30 22:30
What a perfect mirror my friend Stephen ! This lens is really a miracle. In all moutains lake the color depend of the wind and color of the sky.
Really a nice one.
Earl (0) 2007-12-17 6:49
wow... just i wanna be there...
thx for photo. it's great...
coco (30439) 2008-01-13 23:18
It looks so simple but also so perfect.
I think it is no necessary say more.
TheMC20 (52) 2014-01-22 8:19
J'adore ces couleurs et et cette symetrie, le reflet dans l'eau en bleu nette.
- Copyright: Stephen Inguanti (singuanti) (15250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X AF Pro DX, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-20 16:27
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