Barrier Lake by Keri Harrish

Barrier Lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada
Taken on October 15, 2012
Sony a330, Sony DT18-250mm lens, f/22, 1/15s, ISO 100, focal length 18mm, Variable ND Filter
Just For Fun Group
Sony/Minolta Shooters

Following information courtesy of Wikipedia:
Barrier Lake is a man made reservoir at the north end of Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada.
Highway 40 runs between the lake and Mount Baldy, on the eastern shore. It is entirely located in the Bow Valley Provincial Park.
Barrier Lake was created for hydroelectric power generation on the Kananaskis River, the dam that impounds the lake is at the north end of the lake.
The lake is also used for recreational activities, with hiking paths surrounding the lake (and cross-country skiing trails in the winter). A visitor centre is located on the eastern shore.1 Two day-use areas, Barrier Dam and Barrier Lake, are maintained by Alberta Community Development. The Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground is established 4 km (2 mi) from the dam. Water-skiing is permitted on the lake, but is rarely done due to the low temperatures of the water.
Barrier Lake was used in the 2003 film X2: X-Men United as the stand in for Alkali Lake and in Heartland (CBC) as Eagle Lake (2011).

I am a hobby photographer mainly interested in landscapes but also enjoy shooting macro. My cameras of choice are a Sony DSLT A77, Sony DSLR A330 and a Sony TX10 point and shoot. I am still learning about this art form and love the experience and memories it has given me.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Nice capture Keri

  • Thanks Larry :)

    – Keri Harrish

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    outstanding landscape.

  • Thank you Julie!

    – Keri Harrish

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    looks very peaceful

  • It was :) Thanks!

    – Keri Harrish

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhover 2 years ago


  • I agree! Thanks :)

    – Keri Harrish

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 2 years ago

    A beautiful scene Keri.

  • Thanks so much for the feature!

    – Keri Harrish

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 2 years ago

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

    I love the color tones here Keri, very warm looking, great job!

  • Thanks Vickie!

    – Keri Harrish

  • Angelo Narciso
    Angelo Narcisoover 2 years ago

    Nice, Keri! Lovely lines and detail… I like the ripples in the water! Waterskiing in October, anyone? :)

  • Thanks very much!!

    – Keri Harrish

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    what a beautiful spot – wonderful pic too !

  • Thank you Dean! It was so beautiful. Super windy but worth the bad hair to see the view lol

    – Keri Harrish

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful scenery! I love the greenish colour of the water. A definite Favourite.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Keri Harrish

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