Reflection of Antelope Island in Great Salt Lake

May 19, 2012

Reflection of Antelope Island in Great Salt Lake

Photographer: Joe Bauman
Summary AuthorJoe Bauman; Jim Foster

The photo above showing Frary Peak on Antelope Island and its reflection in Utah’s Great Salt Lake was captured on March 11, 2012, from the Antelope Causeway just before noon. If something looks a little odd, it’s because the image is upside down. When water is calm and clear, it may be hard to differentiate the reflected image from the original, but reflected images are never quite as bright. On water surfaces, only at an incident angle of 90 degrees is the original image 100 percent reflected. In this case, with the Sun high in the sky, the sharpest reflections occur on the far side of the lake.

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D70; Focal Length: 46mm; F Number: f/7.10; Exposure Time: 1/2500; Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0.