This photo was taken hiking in the Gallatin Range in Southwestern Montana, the morning after the first snow of the season. This is Emerald Lake, and after a 5 1/2 mile hike, we gradually encountered snow on the trail, leading to this scene as we came up to the lake at about 8,000 ft. It is surrounded by these mountains as they gradually close in around the lake.
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Keitht (1302) 2004-01-30 15:38
A terrific reflection but I'm not keen on the square format. I also feel that a lot of quality has been lost in compressing for posting on the web. It could be a lot sharper, try applying the Unsharp Mask to see what I mean. There is a lot of good detail that can be recovered in this image.
mdchachi (1617) 2006-06-13 13:28
The photo is not very sharp. Either the original photo is lacking or the digital processing. However the scene is really beautiful.
davide (1182) 2008-02-01 2:15
very beauty scene, the lake, trees and snow are very pleasant to view. I like so much this sites, thanks for sharing this photo.
zumalife (185) 2008-07-23 22:51
Great scene. I think if the mountains looked sharper that would make the photo really stand out. Maybe that's just an artifact of the compression for uploading to web?
Savitha (142) 2009-05-05 20:36
Nice mirror like reflection and the play of the shadow on the snow capped mountain,If it was on Panorama and Landscape mode it would have looked spectacular..
Kind regards Savitha
tinvin (446) 2009-06-30 3:02
even though the photo lacks post-processing still i find the elements of this picture beautiful and just wished i was also there to capture it.
kato (11630) 2010-06-27 22:00
A wonderful landscape with beautiful nature!
You're catching this image by a good composition, so it's effective on lake with reflection and mountain with snow/shadow and trees that grow straight. It might be scanning original image, though entire image looks blur. It's okay.
AKITA (15125) 2010-10-19 18:56
a beautiful view shot of wonderful lake and mountain,
still September, but already the white snow covered the slope there,
dark green trees on white and those reflections on rippled water are making splendid perspective here,
very cool light and air are so fine,
thank you for your excellent shot,