Photographer's Note

A sunset view at Mara Lake, BC, Canada taken on one of the evenings during our stay there.

After not being active for a while (due to lots of work/renovations & a week of holidays) I am back to share some photos with all of you.

About this photo: I returned from the Shuswap area in British Columbia, Canada last week. We spent about a week in a cabin at Mara Lake which was wonderful. We go here every year as it is some sort of get together with family of husband who live in Calgary.

The photo above was taking on one of the evenings at Mara Lake. The clouds looked pretty, there was no wind, so I took a shot at it. Since the sun had been gone behind the mountain for quite some time already it was hard to get nice lighting on the boats and near the mountain side across the lake. But this photo turned out ok.

~Camera Settings:
*Camera Model: Sony Alpha DSLR A200
*Focal Length: 18mm
*F-Number: F/10
*Exposure Time: 1/15 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Aperture Priority (A)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -1.0 step

I used a circular polarizer and I added some contrast and saturation in Photoshop to this photo to bring out the colours a little more. I also worked with the curves a little to brighten up the darker areas.

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you like this photo!
Ann :)

Some information about Mara Lake: Mara Lake is located in the Shuswap region in the middle of the province of British Columbia, Canada. You can find this lake between the towns of Salmon Arm and Sicamous along Highway 97A. Along the shores of Mara Lake you will also find the 5.9 hectare Mara Lake Provincial Park. This park is a day use area and offers a variety of activities. Mara Lake also provides important habitat for the salmon. Mara Lake has several broad stretches of sandy beaches which is great for relaxing, enjoying the views and swimming. This lake is also popular for fishing, boating, canoeing and other water sports.

The climate in this area is fairly warm and dry. Usually it’s sunny and the temperatures can go up to 35-38 C (90–100 F). The lakes and their surroundings area are an ideal holiday destination for many British Columbians and Albertans. Especially those who live in the city, they come here to relax, enjoy water sports and more. It’s about 500km (312mi) east of Vancouver and about 500km (312mi) west of Calgary.

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