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The Red Lake (32)
horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Another shot from my recent trip - this is a pretty famous lake in my country called Lacul Rosu a.k.a. The Red Lake.

Lacul Rosu is natural storage lake at 980 m altitude, near Bicaz Gorges, at approximately 26 km from Gheorgheni city (Harghita County), on the national road 12/C, in the resort with the same name.
The lake has "L" form, is 10 m deep (maximum depth is 10.5 m), an area of 12.7 ha, and a 2830 m circumference.

The name Lacu Rosu - Red Lake comes from the reddish alluvia deposited in the lake by its main tributary.

The lake has formed recently, in the summer of 1837. Then, after some abundant rains, a great quantity of rocks and debris slid from the Northen side of the Killer Rock (Stanca Ucigasului), blocking the Bicajel river. The water accumulated and formed a natural storage lake. The unusual magic is amplified by a lot of dead trunks of the old fir trees, which come out from the water.

For a better impression of the amount of spooky tree trunks coming out of the lake, please check the Workshop.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.
For more shots, feel free to check my website.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M ND Grad
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 8 PM
Weather conditions: sunny

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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Lots of tree trunks
Edited by:horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)

On a dark, rainy day, and if you're lucky to catch some mist, you have plenty of drama in yours shots, providing you have enough time to look for good composition and constantly wipe your lens/filters :)