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  • Featured in Express Yourself on the 2010-07-20.
  • Featured in Around the World group on the 2010-07-18.
  • Featured in SPECIAL EDITION: 7-17-10….ON THE WALL ART, High Quality Images group on the 2010-07-17.

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: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Date: 2010-07-16
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed priority: 1/320 sec.
Aperture priority: F/5.6
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@16mm
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.2


aorb, gatineau, lake, landscape, nature, park, pink, seascape, water, wildlife

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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  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Hi Yannik, wow! this is so peaceful and lovely you got it all in this beautiful picture..your treess and clouds and water…how wonderful is it!!
    Sherri :):) huggs

  • Hello dear Sherri, thx for the very nice comment :) I’m so pleased that you like it! Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • danamh40
    danamh40about 4 years ago

    Yannik, this is beautiful!

  • Many thx dear Dana for your compliment. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":
    Beautiful framed capture!

  • Thank you very much Joyce for admitting it to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image Yan!!

  • Thx Ellen for the great comment. This is one of my favourite place to relax. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

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

    beautiful image and view

  • Thx for your feedback, it’s much appreciated :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasabout 4 years ago

    Ahhhh … just beautiful Yan … exactly how I remember it!

  • Thx Wanda, I’m looking forward to see your version :) Happy you liked it. One day, we’ll do the path around the lake, you will see all the nice facets of it. Hope you had a good drive back :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    Stunning views, great shot..

  • Hi Jason, thx for the great comment and the visit, I’m very pleased that you like it. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Just beautifully framed Yannik! And the colors are stunning, you really had to be there to observe the green quality of this lake!

  • Thx greatly Joanne, and one day, on a beautiful autumn day, you could come back and see another side of it’s beauty. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Really stunning work…love the color and composition..beautiful!

  • thx so much for the great comment. Have a great day!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Hello Audrey and thank you very much for admitting it to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

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