Columbia Lake - British Columbia

Yannik Hay

Gatineau, Canada

Artist's Description

1 Top Ten 2012-02-27

  • 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

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