Pink Lake by Yannik Hay

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Pink Lake, Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada.
A peek view on the reflections of the sky on the water, a bit of fog at the reer end of the lake at sunrise.

Pink Lake, because of its unique characteristics, is a treasure of Gatineau Park.
In spite of its name, this lake is not pink. It inherited its name from a family who settled in the region in 1826. The Pinks, who were from Ireland, cleared their lot and grew potatoes, corn and wheat. Part of the property still belongs to their descendants, though most is now part of Gatineau Park. The Pink family has given its name not only to a lake but also to a road and a cemetery.

In most lakes, the water mixes completely each year during the spring and fall, under the influence of water density, water and air temperature, and the wind; nutrients and oxygen are distributed evenly.

However, because of it’s sheltered position (surrounded by steep cliffs that protect it from the wind) and its shape (small surface area, average depth and bowl-like shape), the lake’s waters do not mix. This is why it is called “meromictic.” Of particular note is the fact that the deepest seven metres of the lake remain without oxygen._
ref: NCC

Location: Lake Pink, Gatineau, Canada
Date: 2007-10-14
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Canon EOS 5D
Exposure Time: 1/4 seconds
FNumber: 22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: ISO 100
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM@17.0mm

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Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    Yan, this is a beautiful capture….. such a wonderful reflected image of the sky and the border of the Lake……. So beautiful!!!!! Sharp is the framing of the trees….Instant fav!!!!

  • Hello dear Brenda, thank you so much for your spontaneous and great comment. Thank you for favouriting my work.
    Have a great sunny day :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Tracey  Dryka
    Tracey Drykaover 4 years ago

    Wow … great photo!

  • Many thx dear Dryka for your great comment.
    This is a contrast from our cold and rainy day we are having this weekend :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for admiting my work! Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured

  • Thank you very much dear Kathy for your warm comment. Happy you like it. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Magnificent image!! Instant FAV!!

  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!!!

    – Yannik Hay

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago
  • Thank you for admintin my work. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Incredible and magical. Gorgeous colors and reflections.

  • Thank you very much Bunny, I’m pleased that you like it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    wonderful image

  • Many thx Tina, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thx Polly for admiting it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene – Lovely capture!

  • Hi Duncan,
    Thanks so much for the fav – and the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

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