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Piney lake

Piney 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: 2007-06-09
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-17 19:25
Viewed: 3186
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Piney lake is a fabulous high valley lake about 16 miles north of Vail, Colorado. the Peak C and Ripsaw ridge of the Eagles Nest Wilderness is visible in the background.

The Eagles Nest Wilderness is a small wilderness set aside by congress in the 1970's to never see the light of any kind of development. It incompasses the Gore mountains and is bordered on the east by Silverthorne and the north south running highway 9 (which has some spectacular views of the mountain range) and to the west by Vail and Red Sandstone road which takes people to Piney Lake.

The Gore mountains is a chain of extremely rugged mountains in Colorado's Summit and Eagle counties running north from the famous ski resorts in the area. These peaks are a very remote and rarely visited mountain range due to it's lack of 14,000 foot (4300 meter) peaks. The highest peak is 13,500 foot (4130 meter) Mt. Powell (named after the famed explorer John Wesley Powell) pictured on the left. Piney Lake is a popular recreation area and is home to a lodge from which I took this photo. This is the only area where you will regularly find people, the vast majority of the wilderness you can go several days and not see another human.

I will be exploring this wilderness starting this spring/summer and photographing it and when finished I will be publishing a book with the photos

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-03-17 19:35]

Beautiful landscape shot, very nicely composed. Love the very sharp and colorful image, the reflection is wonderful and the mountains in the background are awesome!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-17 19:48]

Hola Paul.
Bella postal de este hermoso Lago. Exelente nitidez y colores finos y naturales. Muy hermosa foto Paul.

Hi Paul, Fine job with this lanndscape. I like the beautiful reflections and the distant mountains with clear focus.
Nicely composed and exposed also. Tfs Richard

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