Canadian Jewel

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Canadian Jewel

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 1/28/2014 3:54:11 AM

That water is such a pretty color. Seems like there's a lot of that in Canada. Wonder what makes it that color. Anybody know? Sure isn't the sky reflecting in it, at least not this one. #1561317

Colette M. Metcalf 1/28/2014 3:58:52 AM

Oh my! Is this ever gorgeous, Ken!!! #10958210

Joy Rector 1/28/2014 4:20:43 AM

gorgeous shot #10958221

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 1/28/2014 4:44:20 AM

What a beauty!! I'm with Carolyn the water is just beautiful! I heard once why but don't remember! #10958271

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 1/28/2014 5:41:09 AM

The "wow" factor. Just beautiful! #10958316

Michael Frazier level-deluxe 1/28/2014 7:58:56 AM

Great capture Sr. Like the color also. #10958438

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 1/28/2014 8:58:24 AM

OMG! That is outstanding Ken! And I agree about that water color...wowza!

jo ann c. #10958491

Ken Smith level-deluxe 1/28/2014 9:38:04 AM

Hi everyone. The lakes in the Canadian Rockies have the greenish to turquoise color because they are fed by nearby glaciers that contain ground up clay and quartz-like materials.

This "rock flour" floats near the waters surface and absorbs or eliminates much of the blue light, but reflects some blue and greens. And that's the light we see.

There are glacial lakes all over the world, but the Canadian glacier lakes have a little extra luminosity because much of the "rock flour" is made of limestone, which enhances the refraction.

So, there you have it. :-) #10958530

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 1/28/2014 10:09:33 AM

An amazing scene, Ken, so expertly captured, as always. And thanks for the explanation. The color is magnificent. #10958566

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 1/28/2014 10:34:21 AM

Beautiful scenery with great colors Ken!,
Amalia #10958582

John Connolly level-deluxe 1/28/2014 11:54:58 AM

A fantastic sight and thanks for the explanation Ken! #10958671

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 1/28/2014 5:00:58 PM

Beautiful shot. It has been a few years since up that way, but miss the blue green waters of Banff, Jasper and other lakes in BC. #10958864

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 1/28/2014 9:48:19 PM

The lake color has so much impact in this image - totally gorgeous!!! #10959093

Jean Lechleiter level-deluxe 2/23/2014 12:58:39 PM

Fantastic shot of one of my favorite places. CONGRATS. on getting Staff Favorite. #10983717

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Peyto Lake, in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.

F10, 1/60th sec, ISO 400, 32mm focal length

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 1/28/2014 3:39:06 AM

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