In this Glacier National Park view is Lake Mary, which has been the scene for a number of movies; my favorite - the opening credits scene from Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson driving his family up the Going to the Sun Road. Leftover aerial shots were also used in the closing scene of the 1982 "Blade Runner".
Lake Mary Lake is the second largest lake in the Park after Lake McDonald. It is located on the east side of the Park. The distant center mountain is "Chief Mountain", 9,541 feet (2,908 meters) high. The lake is frequently completely frozen over in the winter.
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jemaflor (74044) 2013-10-04 0:33
Great landscape well taken, the composition is well balanced and the light well captured, beautiful colors.
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-10-04 5:42
Ciao Ray, fascinating landscape, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-10-04 6:18
I imagine this presents an amazing scene when it is frozen, as it presents an amazing scene here when it is not. An impressive natural wonder, and the clouds have done some great ares of shade on the mountains. The distance to the peak at the far side makes the image seem really deep too, a great shot.
eldancer1 (20792) 2013-10-04 7:41
Beautiful lake! Those towering peaks appears like sentries guarding a jewel. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (32638) 2013-10-05 4:13
Hi dear Ray
Great landscape image via widefocus appraoch.
Yes this is your signitured image of so sharp and clear presentation. I remaind that USA's grat diversity again via tis great shot.
All the best and have a good Saturday! Takero
emka (64144) 2013-10-05 23:52
Hi Ray, I remember well this lake and this tiny island there! You were lucky here with the weather, nice sky with fluffy clouds. The rocks around are fantastic. Fascinating place.
mcmtanyel (5249) 2013-10-07 19:42
Thanks for this lovely photo from Glacier National Park. If the butt-heads in politics continue their standoff, photos will be the only way seeing national parks.
Did you use a wide angle lens for this? I like that immense cloud going down the middle.