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The Secret Emerald Lake

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.


Today I am on a radio show with Rodney Washington as the host about photography, HDR, etc etc. You can listen to it on the widget on the blog at 2 PM CST ( link here ). You can even call in! If you miss the show, it will be available for download (or podcast) after it is recorded.


In the meantime... if you are listenin' to the show and lookin' for somethin' to click. Let's vote up the site to see if we can get up to #1 in the 2009 Photoblog Awards! You'll have to register on there so your vote is legit, but that is fast... Thanks in advance!


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Taken on April 2, 2009