Picture Lake in Summer

August 02, 2010


Photographer: Dennis Walton; Dennis' Website
Summary Author: Dennis Walton; Jim Foster

If a picture can actually make you feel better on an insufferably hot summer's day, this photo of Picture Lake might just do the trick. Picture Lake, in the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, is found in Washington's North Cascade mountains. Mount Shuksan is reflected here in the lake's cold, still water. In clean air, distinguishing the actual object from its reflection may not be straightforward; little light is lost in the reflection shown above; though the reflected image is indeed darker. For those of us baking in the sizzling, summer Sun, think cool. Photo taken on July 6, 2010.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM; Focal Length: 24mm; Focus Distance: 6.51m; Aperture: f/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60);
ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: +2.00 EV; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto); Exposure Mode: Auto Bracketing; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No; Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998)