I went camping at Bear Lake last night and after taking a tour of Minnetonka Cave, I headed down to the North Shore to catch this sunset. The sunset was one of the most amazing I've ever seen, but I was disappointed to find it so hard to compose a shot with a decent foreground.
It was very windy out there when I took this and I didn't use any filters on this particular shot - it's a two exposure manual blend.
Anyway, here's what utah.com has to say about the lake:
"Bear Lake is often called the Caribbean of the Rockies for its intense turquoise-blue water. As visitors catch their first glimpse of the lake, they marvel at its color and wonder what makes the lake so blue. The unique color is due to the reflection of the limestone deposits suspended in the lake."
They really aren't kidding. The lake is the deepest blue you will ever see, but at sunset it turns more to a turquoise color which complimented the yellows and oranges in the sky very well for my sunset shots.