Apr 3, 2009

Clear lake

This is Clear Lake - the largest natural lake in California. So they say. It looks pretty but is far from clear and quite polluted by mercury deposits from the old mercury mines close by.



Under less favourable light conditions and from above it looks like this:



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11 comments:

kden said...

It is quite a beautiful shot but so sad it has been ruined so that it can't be enjoyed.

Aileni said...

There does seem to be an air of desolation about your mono. A good image.

Daryl said...

WOW ..

Anne-Berit said...

They are both beautiful captures.The first one is very pritty in b&w.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shot. Too bad the lake is poluted.
:-(

RuneE said...

The b & W made it look almost like mercury. Nice composition.

Carolina said...

Both photos are beautiful. Shame the lake is poluted.

Dragonstar said...

What a shame about the lake. Your photo is lovely - I really like the posts and the reflections.

(I like the misty pastel look of the colour photo, too)

John said...

Great shots both!

vincibene said...

Both are gorgeous pictures!
So sad, that the lake is poluted.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. The largest natural lake in California is polluted - a state that NEEDS water. Humans can be so smart!

Very nice photo, though. ;-)