Location: Wedgemount Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: 3 RAW files processed with Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5. Follow me on Facebook:West Coast Scapes
I really love the way you composed this shot, the transition from the sand, to the aqua coloured water, to the dark mountains and finally up to the gradient of the sky. The colours really make this an interesting and beautiful shot.
Glacial water (water coming from a glacier) is often green, due to the "rock flour" particles in the water. The glacier has basically scraped those particles off the mountain, and they change the water's reflected light from blue to green.
The glacier itself is normally blue, since the rock flour is not being made on top of the glacier - it's at the bottom.
Google "green glacial water" and you'll have more in-depth explanations
If you want to find such water, your own country (Norway) is a very good place to search for it. We have plenty of glacial lakes!
I live in Trondheim and there's no glacier right here. However you can find it all around in Jotunheimen and several other mountain areas. For example, if you google "Jotunheimen", the first thing you notice is that the lakes are green Check: [link]
washedupTVFeatured By OwnerJun 6, 2012Professional Artist
those mountains look kind of like Oreo cookies...heh, just kidding.
Very cool transitions in this one! It's almost like each section represents a different season of the year...if that makes any sense(?) The dirt, fall...the water, summer...the mountains, winter...and the sky, spring! Perhaps I'm the minority on this one..haha!