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Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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Copyright: Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-01
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Canada vacation 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-11-25 6:15
Viewed: 4197
Points: 16
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I still have some nice pictures of my vacation to Canada in May of this year, so I' m gonna follow up on that. This one I took on the last day when we went for a walk to Stewart Canyon. We walked along this beautiful lake, called Lake Minnewanka.
It was a lovely warm day, the sun was shining and I will let the picture speak for itself......

From Wikipedia:

Lake Minnewanka ("Water of the Spirits" in Nakota - the Stoney Indian language) is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada, about five kilometres northeast of the Banff townsite. The lake is 24 km (15 mi) long and 142 metres (466 ft) deep, making it the longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies (the result of a power dam at the west end). The lake is fed by the Cascade River, flowing east of Cascade Mountain, and runs south through Stewart Canyon as it empties into the westen end of the lake. Numerous streams flowing down from Mount Inglismaldie, Mount Girouard and Mount Peechee on the south side of the lake also feed the lake.

Aboriginal people long inhabited areas around Lake Minnewanka, as early as 10,000 years ago, according to stone tools and a Clovis point spearhead discovered by archaeologists. The area is rich in animal life (e.g. elk, mule deer, mountain sheep, bears) and the easy availability of rock in the mountainous terrain was key to fashioning weapons for hunting.

The western end of the lake can be reached by following Lake Minnewanka road from the Trans-Canada Highway. Boat tours are available near the parking lot. A hiking and mountain biking trail runs along the northern shore of the lake, passing Stewart Canyon and five backcountry campsites. Mount Aylmer which at 3361 metres is the highest mountain in this area of the park, is located a few kilometres north of the lake.

Dams were built in 1912, 1922 and 1941 to supply the town with hydro-electric power.

The most recent dam (1941) raised the lake 30 m and submerged the resort village of Minnewanka Landing that had been present there since 1888. Because of the presence of the submerged village, submerged bridge pilings, and submerged dam (the one from 1912) the lake is popular among recreational scuba divers.

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Hello Nel,

excellent work, Great details, very well composed and capture, I really like this POV alot,

TFS Kyle

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-11-25 13:27]

Hallo Nel , Weer een prachtig landschaps foto , mooie compositie kleuren , het lijkt me ook een machtig mooi land , fijn weekend Teunie .

Hi Nel,
Nice PoV. Beautiful lakescape, very natural. Colors are a bit pale, may need to increase saturation slightly to regain the original colors [I am refering to green color of grass and foliage of pine trees].
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

hi nel,
lovely landscape,
nice colors, well composed shot,
nice pov, good dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hoi Nel,
Prettig om een archief te hebben met foto's van een prachtig stukje wereld. Je traveloque laat zien dat dit een super vakantie moet zijn geweest.
Heb je ook het gevoel dat: Als ik toen wist wat ik nu weet dan .....?

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-27 14:38]

Hi Nel,
Beautiful view on the Water of the Spirits. Yes, this is a wonderful, natural surrounding, full of quietness.Ideal for walks.
Best regards

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-28 9:59]

Hi Nel.
Very beautiful landscape.Astonishing place,is see that is splendid day,sky ornate beautiful clouds.I like him very much composition,that projection land with a number of trees.The rocks against a background that the stick out when to the cloud,look impressively ornate snow.Very,very nice work!
Thank you for sharing.

Greetings Milos

Hi friend .... a nice landscape with great colours .... nice perspective and details! Take care Ana:)

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