$20  Bill Scene - Moraine Lake, AB. by Vickie Emms

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I am donating a 12×18 print of this image to the Art For Japan group to raise money at an art auction for the earthquake relief fund


Top 2 in a challenge in Canadian Rocky Mountains – December 31, 2010


Featured in Canadian Rocky Mountains – December 19, 2010


Featured in All American Seasons – December 14, 2010

Landscape of the Week in The World As We See It…or as we missed it – December 6, 2010

Featured in landscapes of the world – December 3, 2010

Top 10 in a Challenge in “All parks” – August 15, 2009
Featured in “All Parks” – May 19. 2009
My 100th Featured Photo Mountains and Light – January 4, 2009
Third place “Canadian Rocky Mountains” group challenge, and featured October 31, 2008
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Shutter Speed 1/640
Lens aperture f/8
Focal length 21mm
ISO-400
Exposure time 1/640 sec
1965 views as of February 22, 2010

This is Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The scene here is shown on the back of the Canadian $20 bill. Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise. 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 km².

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. (Wikipedea)


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  • Catherine Crimmins
    Catherine Crim...about 7 years ago

    beautiful..i just love this..instant fav

  • Gregory Ewanowich
    Gregory Ewanowichabout 7 years ago

    I have hiked along this valley floor a number of times. It is a very beautiful place. Great picture.

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 7 years ago

    Stunning composition!!!

  • orchidpoet
    orchidpoetabout 7 years ago

    Great shot! I must visit there one day.

  • blondiegirl
    blondiegirlover 6 years ago

    Wow! simply stunning!

  • thank you so much Selina

    – Vickie Emms

  • Chuck Wickham
    Chuck Wickhamover 6 years ago

    OUTSTANDING!

  • thanks very much Chuck I appreciate your comments

    – Vickie Emms

  • Albert Dickson
    Albert Dicksonabout 6 years ago

    Congrats on the Big 100! Gorgeous image.

  • thank you very much Albert

    – Vickie Emms

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous image!!!!
    Congratulations on your 100th Feature!!!

  • thank you very much

    – Vickie Emms

  • PFrogg
    PFroggabout 6 years ago

    Congrats Vickie Well deserved ,Excellent Capture love it such great detail
    Cheers John

  • thanks very much John

    – Vickie Emms

  • Paul Albert
    Paul Albertabout 6 years ago

    Good, now I see your explanation of the $20 dollar bill, so here’s to the next $100.00 shall I clearify Canadian, comming in your way of course! then maybe you can come down and photo my 11,000 foot mountain! oh yes make that winter, I ’m sure you can use 55 d today! I smile alot!! Again Concratulations, Vickie!

  • thank you Paul,,,,,,

    – Vickie Emms

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