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Old Sep 15, 2007, 2:49 AM   #1
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Storm moving up the valley at Peyto Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
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Old Sep 15, 2007, 6:34 AM   #2
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Gee Goomer, when you have some sun, clouds and a view like that how can you not take a great picture? What accounts for the milky look of the lake?
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Hey Bynx,
Peyto Lake, like many of the Rockies lakes is glacially fed. What happens is Rock flour, or glacial flour, consisting of clay-sized particles of rock, generated by glacial erosion or by artificial grinding makes its way into the rivers. Because the material is very small, it is suspended in river water making the water appear cloudy. If the river flows into a glacial lake, the lake may appear turquoise in color as a result (wikipedia)

Its very cool to see, depending on the lighting the lake can look completely different because of the way the particles refract light.
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Thanks for the info Goomer. It sure makes for one interesting picture.
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Excellent! I appreciate the explanation on the water color.

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Old Sep 15, 2007, 11:41 PM   #6
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....the explanation on the water color...
If I hadn't been there about 25 years ago to see it for myself, I'd have sworn that colour couldn't be real. I'm grateful for the beautiful visual reminder.

Imust dig out my ancient colour slides & digitise them before it's too late!
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Yes, this photograph is really interesting. It holds the eye all the way around the frame; all the way to the rear and back again.

Good stuff.


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Old Sep 16, 2007, 3:58 AM   #8
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Wow, what a place! Great shot

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