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Summit Lake

Summit Lake
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Copyright: Paul Gana (PaulGana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 3 N: 129] (595)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6, Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-14 20:22
Viewed: 3142
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Summit Lake is below Mt. Evans at an elevation of over 12,000 feet (3669 meters). As you can tell the lake is still frozen, and I don't think it is going to thaw that much this year. Mt Evans is just out of shot on the left and is at 14,263 feet (4361 meters) in elevation. It is only a 45 minute drive from Denver and is highly visible from the city, and rises over 9000 feet (2752 meters) above the city. It is a broad mountain and is home to the highest paved road in North America which goes to less than 100 feet below the summit. There used to be a restaurant at the parking lot at over 14,100 feet (4311 meters) but it burned down, the ruins of the brick building are still evident. Mountain Goats are a common site along the mountain and are very tame due to all the tourists, and yes being the highest paved road in North America it is quite the tourist attraction.

I climbed this mountain from the base of it several years ago, a 14 mile round trip 4,000 foot elevation gain from base at echo lake to summit . Quite the climb with it's great distances. It was actually quite the comical day, me and my climbing partner looked like a couple of clumsy idiots with our stumbling up the mountian, but that is a looooooooooooooooonnnnnnng story ;-)

Echo Lake is two thousand feet below this (summit) lake. There is a campground just to the east and in between those two is a small restaurant and gift shop, Echo Lake is a small lake at the base of Mt. Evans, it is a very popular recreation area

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-14 20:36]

Hi Paul , I like this composition , though maybe a touch more of that deep blue sky might have been nice , the depth is really great , there is some thing to the shape of the snow pack on the mountains I cant quite put my finger on , but that is likely the appeal ;-) , very good use of your polarizer , rich well exposed color , a photo very well taken. TFS

Very beautiful scenery. I am reminded of the chill of winter, of freedom, nature in both its fury and beauty, and there's a touch of longing here I can't quite identify...

The browns add a touch of warmth to the cold white of the snow, in this lovely composition, Paul.
Very well done!

Beautiful landscape shot of Summit lake with Mt. Evans in the background. It looks awfully cold there, I'm glad I'm sitting in my nice warm house enjoying this wonderful image you've provided.
Excellent composition, DOF, and perfect exposure, Love the bright blue sky, something rarely seen this time of the year here in north east Ohio. TFS. Great notes!!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-17 23:06]

Hi Paul

Lovely shot of this Corrie/Cirque lake. Great DOF and colours.


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