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Kettle Lakes

Kettle Lakes
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 963] (4691)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-08
Categories: River
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-20 1:12
Viewed: 8045
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A glacial kettle is formed when a block of ice breaks off the front of a retreating glacier and gets buried by the sediment from glacial outwash streams. When it connects to the groundwater it becomes a kettle lake, otherwise it may be dry. Kettle lakes are circular or oval in outline and vary in size from small ponds to quite large lakes like these, frozen over in winter, viewed from a height of about 9 kilometres. Depending on the input from the environment, such as leaching of elements from the bedrock, the water can be fresh or saline and some support rather unique ecological systems.

These kettle lakes are being monitored with remote sensing for the effects that global warming may have on them. For example, the permafrost may crack in which case the water will drain out and the lakes will dry up.

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Interesting, very interesting Neels! Are those tiny color sparkles a reality in the landscape or just a chromatic noise? Impressive and artistic cropp!Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Neels
Very interesting subject and notes. Beautiful photo with excellent composition.

Ciao Meels.
Sembra quasi un paesaggio lunare ,molto bella questa foto con dei colori particolari ottima la composizione molto bene.
Ciao Marco.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2011-01-20 8:00]

Hello Neels,
Something new for me and very interesting! Looks like an abstract picture.
You seem to have travelled a lot.
The picture has some noise, I suppose you have cropped it quite a lot.
Thanks also for the interesting note.
kind regards

Hello Neels,
This is a very aesthetic photo of an interesting subject with perfect composition and lovely colours. Best wishes, Pambos

Hi Neels,
another unusal photo here. In my opinion You posts many extraordinary photos. Great colours, maybe to much noise, but don't worry.
All the best

Hello Neels,

you have here been photographed an interesting subject with good pov and sharpness.
The noise already mentioned so let it it pass.
Fine colors.


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