Columbia Lake - British Columbia by Yannik Hay

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  • 6th Placement in Night/Low Light Photography challenge in Beautiful BC on 2012-02-27

Captured early in the morning when the sun just rising above the mountains lifts the humidity and makes layers of blue tints overt the hills.

Columbia Lake is the primary lake at the headwaters of the Columbia River, in British Columbia, Canada. It is fed by several small tributaries.

Columbia Lake is a fresh water lake located along Highway 93 and 95, between the centres of Canal Flats and Fairmont Hot Springs in British Columbia, Canada. Its average July temperature of 18°C makes it the largest warm water lake in the East Kootenay. It has a typical depth of 15 feet with excellent water clarity as it enjoys a much smaller volume of boat traffic than its northern neighbour, Windermere Lake.
The Kootenay River, a major tributary of the Columbia, passes within a few thousand feet of the south end of the lake. In freshets the Kootenay, here already a large stream, sometimes overflows into Columbia Lake, and historically the Baillie-Grohman Canal connected the two bodies of water to facilitate the navigation of steamboats (although only three trips were ever made through. ref: Wikipedia

Location: Columbia Lake – British Columbia – Canada
Date: 2011-09-07
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 200
Shutter Priority: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F/8
Metering Mode: Partial
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM@100mm
Lightroom 3
Photoshop CS5 64 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6.5

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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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • THank you very much dear Kathy for your support. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Great pov & perspective! I love the light and the way the mountains undulate in the distance almost like a mirage! EXcellent shot!

  • Thank you very much dear Joanne. I’m very pleased that you like it. You see in it what I saw :) Have a great evening :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Greta :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Lovely scene Yannik !

  • I’m very pleased that you like it Trish. Thx greatly :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...about 3 years ago

    February 28, 2012
    Tied for 4th – Night/Low Light Photography Challenge

  • Thank you very much Sheri for the great news and the banner. Best regards :)

    – Yannik Hay

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