Few places can exhibit the range of colours that you get in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, especially if you start with the turquoise of a glacial lake and rise upward through the dark greens of the forest.As the trees thin out,the mountains show their bands of colour, sometimes depending upon the type of rock, maybe because of their geologic age, or more often,how the sunlight happens to strike them at a given moment.
As a final influence, the sky itself, the formation of clouds, how they filter and direct the sunlight. And as you gaze at the scene, you may remember that this was once the floor of a shallow sea, thrust upward by past tectonic forces to replace the ocean depths with towering peaks.
The place is along the shores of Lake Maligne,Jasper National Park, Alberta,Canada, and the peaks are some of the ranges of the Rocky Mountains.
Taken early September 2009, Sony DSCF828 camera.
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