AUGUST 2002 – The turquoise water of Peyto Lake in the Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada on a sunny day. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The Canadian Rocky Mountains hold many surprises for hikers and photographers alike. This is the awesome Peyto Lake in the late morning. You will reach the famous and popular viewpoint after an exhausting 20 minute uphill walk.
The colour of the lake is really as turquoise as shown in the photo, unaltered in Photoshop. The unique color of the lake originates from significant amounts of glacial rock particles in the water from a nearby glacier, giving the lake its bright, turquoise color.
This is a wider shot of the star-shaped lake, adding a bit of rocks at the bottom right of the frame. It reamins simply stunningm though.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||August 2002|
|Location||Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3735 x 2329 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|