EMERALD LAKE

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I have travelled on the highways through the Canadian Rocky Mountains many times.  I’ve seen all of the signs but never once did I take the time to stop at a tourist attraction.  As an amateur photographer, I was really missing out.  This trip proves it.  Taking a few extra days to stop and take some photographs really paid off.

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The cascading glacial waters of the surrounding mountains feed into a basin forming Emerald Lake. Seeing the vivid turquoise color of Emerald Lake the first time is absolutely breathtaking.   The clear water, which contains powdered limestone or rock flour, is most spectacular at the peak of its melt in mid summer.  It’s a photographers paradise and I took advantage of it.

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Just steps away, the Natural Bridge of gigantic boulders gave me a great opportunity to get up close to try photographing the rushing glacier water.  The sun wasn’t out, but it was a windless day and with all that rushing water around…

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