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Too Blue

Too Blue
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Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Landscapes, National Parks of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-05 15:43
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometers outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6183 feet (1884 m). The lake has a surface area of 0.5 kmē.

The blue-green color is due to glacial rock flour. The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. However, when it is full, it is a beautiful shade of blue. The lake gets its color from the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

So, the color of the water is really like that no extra saturation.

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Hi Way,
great clear and colour true shot of Moraine Lake a place I have seen with my own eyes.For those of you who do not believe that water can be this colour well this photo has not had it's saturation boosted as it really is that blue.Thanks for sharing this wonderful scene. Bob

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-05 20:30]

Hi Way , wonderful landscape image of lake Moraine , great composition , and clarity of both color and depth. TFS


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-06 0:37]

Helloo Way,
As serene as scenic as it could get, now this is a cpature i would like to look at on my all, imparting a great sense of calm and air of peace.Superb the way you have those layers of mountains captures to the side, i love the dominant blue on the palette, the placid lake adds a very austere mood.
Just supreme...and thank you for sharing this...


Awesome shot!! Surreal really.....
Love the way the snow follows the curve in the water....

hello Way

very beautiful Landscape image with a fine POV
on the lake, the forest and the mountains,
great contrast between the blue of the sky
and the blue of the lake, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-09 0:03]

Hello Way,
Beautiful landscape captured superbly. My province has great beauty and your wonderful camera work has brought it to life.

Hi Way, what a beautiful landscape capture of this beautiful and paradise like place with excelent composition. TFS.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-14 13:06]

Hello Way! Well done on that landscape shot, a classic for sure but always good to look at! Good work, thanks!


Hello Way,
Great shot, so crisp, claer and sharp, absolutely stunning vivid colors,those blues are fantastic, nice contrast, superb sharpness and depth of field, outstanding photo.TFS

Hallo Way
Wish I was there. This one is worth a frame and a place on your wall. You certainly presented us with a wonderful photo of nature. The details in your image are very clear, and the colours are breathtaking, especially the colour of the water. It just adds that special touch to this scenery. A very serene scenery to look and enjoy, and it has a calming feeling to it. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-23 4:54]

Hi Way
very nice colors and composition
well done.

Hi Way,
no doubt the colours are real. A wonderful picture in its perfectly well balanced composition and its peaceful calmness. Just beautiful.
And I like your simple and clear, well informing brief notes.
With thanks, and best regards,

You have had GREAT images to share; I've seen the thumbnails. Have seen them ENLARGED too. They are BEAUTIFUL.
This one in particular is so pleasing to the senses.
Warm regards,
Mario from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-08 2:15]

Hi Way,

So serene and soothing landscape with different blues. POV,DOF and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

hi Way,
I like very much this landscape over the lake to the mountains, great composition and great colours, really a beautiful picture
kind regards

Hi Way,
I've missed this stunning looking photo, so I am glad I did find it. The view is really breathtaking. I love the superb clarity and the colors a lot. Are the brown spots in the lake shadows, or did a rock slide cause the different color of the glacier lake? Both composition and exposure are superb.

Love the way the snow follows the curve in the water.

As you can see - your gallery looks really nice for me :>
Another landscape picture and another fantastic presentation. Too Blue is not too blue as for me ;) it is really unique place, it looks very quiet and peacefull with lack of people and full of wild nature :>
All the best from Lodz,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-12-29 12:08]

Hello Way,
This is an amazing place! Great POV, DOF, and composition.
Well done and TFS
All the best,

I climbed the mountain on the left side of the lake, Fairview Mountain. There is always snow blowing from the glaciers that feed the lake, even in mid-July we had impromptu snow-ball fights at the top.
in the forest on the right-hand side, are hiking trails and cabins that serve lunches.
Great tourist destination.

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