The Secret Emerald Lake

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    I saw the craziest and most unbelievable things in Patagonia. It was like nature rewrote its own rules to build this place. I'd like to make a reference to the ill-fated Genesis project in Star Trek II, the Wrath of Kahn, but I won't.

    I came across this shockingly clear and mysterious green lake. The water magnified the pure green algae that covered every strange underwater formation. There were also fish swimming around inside, but I kept the ISO so low on these shots, the fish got blurred out. I do have some higher ISO shots of the fish I will add at a later date. They were these little blue-colored fish. I think they were trout, but I'm not totally sure. Anyway, I felt lucky to be here in the Autumn, just after a small rainstorm, making all the trees nice and moist with a glistening glow. Below that, I have posted a shot taken by my friend Dima. It is of yours truly with Yuri. He is looking particularly sour in this photo.

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    1. Jennifer Shindley 60 months ago | reply

      It's absolutely stunning. Seems like something out of a fable.

    2. susan_r4 60 months ago | reply

      Love these beautiful greens Trey!

    3. ancama_99(toni) 60 months ago | reply

      Superb work my friend¡

    4. Arild Heitmann Photography 60 months ago | reply

      That is so green
      Great shot!

    5. Surrealize 60 months ago | reply

      Such striking wonderful color. Just love the green tones and the almost dreamy feel to this shot. I'm so envious of your trip to Patagonia and shot's like this move it higher in the list for me. I thoroughly enjoy following your stream and seeing all of your brilliant work. Thank you!

    6. aa_just_thowt 60 months ago | reply

      How many greens can be called green!

    7. hari_kr 60 months ago | reply

      go green ............. beautiful shot ........... nice work

    8. doug.siefken 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Still Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      GREAT image!!!!

    9. I Shutter 60 months ago | reply

      Great capture... Lovely photo!

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    10. pixelmasseuse 60 months ago | reply

      wow - awesome shot!

    11. soundslogical 60 months ago | reply

      Best greens ever! Fantastic shot, thanks for turning me into an HDR fan.

    12. StGrundy 60 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot. Great job, my friend.

      Keep up the great work!

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    13. when_night_falls 60 months ago | reply

      Lovely impressionistic take on nature photography. Treatment outstanding as usual.

    14. Evo55 60 months ago | reply

      Love this photo !

    15. Bachspics 60 months ago | reply

      My compliments on your beautiful image!!

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    16. Ðeni (away/travel) 60 months ago | reply

      looks like a painting! beautiful work! :-)

    17. Alexander Ipfelkofer 60 months ago | reply

      Love it. Although I might have tuned down the green a notch.

    18. chris_rutkowski 60 months ago | reply

      Love the tapestry-like textures. There is a lake not unlike that in Oregon - where trout swim among a forest of trees throuh crystal-clear water up to 50 ft. deep. There is a deep siolence in such places. We can only but feel deeply - and once in a while craft an image which captures the spirit.

    19. Henry M. Diaz 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Its Not Easy Being GREEN, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    20. Ājña 60 months ago | reply

      You know what I find very interesting about your HDR?

      It makes stuff look quite like it does on LSD... Not at all like the overdone hysterical psychedelic cliché but it does look quite like your pics... the textures, the colors. People's hair looks like it does in your pictures...

      great job!

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