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Maroon Lake Below Maroon Bells

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 4 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

The Maroon Bells reflected in Maroon Lake near Aspen, Colorado.

SONY DSC-F828 1/100 second F/3.2 ISO 64 8 mm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

As she is beautiful this transparent water! I like these small mountain lakes, mirrors of the beauty.

4 Mar 2011 6:14am

@Marie LC: Thanks, Marie. I do too.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

You sure have visited and captured some awesome nature scenes...gee its nice country...beautiful nature...great clarity and colors...

4 Mar 2011 8:57am

@StarCosmosBleu: I have been to some wonderful places, and I love photographing them!

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe paysage ou il doit faire bon pêcher!!

4 Mar 2011 11:52am

@cristoF: Thanks!

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb landscape!

4 Mar 2011 12:05pm

@mo.langel: Thank you!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding Barbara! Perfectly serene! ;-)

4 Mar 2011 2:51pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric.

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

Holly Doodle!!! That is beyond stunning!!!

4 Mar 2011 3:41pm

@Candais: That made me laugh (Holly Doodle). I have never heard that expression, but I like it! Thanks, glad you like the shot.

Don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful landscape of this beautiful country. I like how we can see the bottom rocks and still have reflection and the grand view beyond.

4 Mar 2011 4:36pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. That's exactly what I liked about shooting at that time of day.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

An iconic location but every image is always a bit different...I really like this one especially - you feature the lake....great and beautiful job, Barbara!

4 Mar 2011 5:03pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Yes, it is an iconic location, Denny - every calender and postcard from Colorado has a shot of this. I read that it's the most photographed location in Colorado. I guess there is a reason... ;-) Thanks!

k@ from Paris, France

So clear, a delight of a vista.

4 Mar 2011 6:00pm

@k@: Thanks.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ah, seeing your serene shots during my work day (when I stop for a needed break), I get to sigh real big, and meditate on your shares. Thank you for my daily breaks, Barbara. I love your shots.

4 Mar 2011 6:01pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura, glad I can help with your work day. ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very pretty image with great colors and such a pretty reflection in this clear water

4 Mar 2011 6:02pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice shot and wonderful clear water !

4 Mar 2011 7:32pm

@Loner: Thanks, Sonja.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Is this a Windows 7 desktop?
That's how good it is!

4 Mar 2011 8:17pm

@Curly: Thanks. No, but it's a MAC desktop - on my computer. ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

wow, here it is again, the magic lake with water so clear it allows us to see the pebbles all the way! not to mention the majestic mountains all around! you've no idea what you're doing to me - i'd like to drop everything and go to montana (though this time of the year this would perhaps not be the wisest choice!)!

4 Mar 2011 8:30pm

@Franz: It's doing it to me too because I want to go there also. (Most of the other shots have been Montana, but this one is in Colorado, near Aspen.) I have been looking at the live web cams, and you are right about it not being the wisest choice - Glacier Montana mountain lakes are frozen and buried in deep snow right now! But still... ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

That water is sheer magic !

4 Mar 2011 8:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

gorgeous. incredible clarity in that water

4 Mar 2011 9:11pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

impresionante claridad del agua,
magnifico paisaje, muy buen trabajo!!

5 Mar 2011 12:22am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

just an outstanding landscape photo! perfect composition, light and colour tones! really like the reflection here and great sharpness all the way through the frame!

5 Mar 2011 2:41pm

@DarkElf: Thanks!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I just love those terraced peaks.

5 Mar 2011 3:07pm

Satvik from Far far away, United States

What a beautiful landscape, the crystal clear waters look beautiful.

6 Mar 2011 2:07am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

I would love to go hear! Just beautiful! The capture and light is perfect!!!!!

7 Mar 2011 8:55pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks!

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