Black and White of Emerald Lake


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February 14th 2020
Published: February 23rd 2020
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My camera tells me how stark is the lighting at Emerald Lake. No matter how brightly the sun and sky glare, the encircling peaks guard against the colour palette. Black rocks and dark trees challenge the depth of brilliant crystals. Dark shadows created by wind drifts entice the eye with shapes and swirls. High clouds chase blue streaks away from the expanse of ice blanketed by snow, barely marked by skiers, snowshoers and walkers. People relish feeling tiny in the midst of the high mountains, the wide lake and the endless sky.


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Natural designNatural design
Natural design

Emerald Lake pond
 Snow blobs  Snow blobs
Snow blobs

One touch and they fly away
Loop-de-loopLoop-de-loop
Loop-de-loop

Why doesn't it fall!
Snow sculpture Snow sculpture
Snow sculpture

Poor little tree
Tree moss Tree moss
Tree moss

A trace of colour
Tree top Tree top
Tree top

Could grace a building!
Mount Wapta Mount Wapta
Mount Wapta

morning cloud
Mount Wapta Mount Wapta
Mount Wapta

afternoon sun
Ice falls Ice falls
Ice falls

Seen on our way home


25th February 2020

B&W versus colour
These were all shot in colour, yes? Amazing. When I look carefully I can see more colour than I originally thought, but the stronger splashes of colour (tree moss, ice falls) really stand out. Also love "natural design."
28th February 2020

B&W in Colour
Yes, all my photos are in colour. Emerald Lake in winter is the only place I have ever been where the lighting is persistently and naturally black and white. Glad you liked "Natural Design" - it was one of those photos that you snap at the last moment, thank goodness.

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