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This image is similar to the one posted for "Winter in the Mountains", with a slightly different vantage point. What a difference a few months makes. It was shot with my 590nm converted 5D III and a 24-105L IS II lens. Processing was done in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.



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Nice shot WG, but it still looks cold for June.
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Several of the big skiing spots here in California are expecting to stay open at least until the end of the months and I think some will be open for Independence Day skiing too. That doesn't happen every year!


As for its looking cold for June, that may actually reflect reality, or possibly that these were taken somewhat earlier in the year. For sure, the deep blue of the sky and reflections from the water, accentuated by the complementary copper-colored ground and foliage, make the water look really cold!
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Several of the big skiing spots here in California are expecting to stay open at least until the end of the months and I think some will be open for Independence Day skiing too. That doesn't happen every year!


As for its looking cold for June, that may actually reflect reality, or possibly that these were taken somewhat earlier in the year. For sure, the deep blue of the sky and reflections from the water, accentuated by the complementary copper-colored ground and foliage, make the water look really cold!
Thanks Wolf. Yes it was cool. The air temperature was about 15-20° C and a slight southerly wind, but the lakes are at an elevation of about 1700m. Also, I suspect the water wasn't too far above 0°C as it is being fed by melt water from snow and some small glaciers - I wouldn't want to go swimming in it. Yes, June can be cool in the mountains, particularly at elevations over 1000m.

It is a lake that was turned into a reservoir for power generation for the City of Calgary and surrounding areas and has an average depth of 32m, depending on whether or not there is more water coming in than going out through the power plant.

Scoundrel, FYI, this picture was taken on Father's Day, June 16, 2019. As for the skiing, California is lucky for all those die hard skiers who haven't traded their gear for golf clubs or skate boards, or what ever they do in California after ski season ends. Such are the vicissitudes of weather patterns.


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