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Leland Lake in Washington State on an early February morning. Lake Leland is just outside Olympic National Park border. But a few Olympic mountains are still vi...
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Leland Lake in Washington State on an early February morning. Lake Leland is just outside Olympic National Park border. But a few Olympic mountains are still visible.
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fabs
 
fabs February 19, 2015
amazing! where was this taken?
Great shot! :)
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks February 19, 2015
Thanks Fabs! Location is in the description.
HappyVashonGirl
 
HappyVashonGirl February 23, 2015
Fred, This is breathtaking. I can't wait to see a print of it or at least on a huge screen. It has an awesome dreamy quality to it.
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks February 24, 2015
Tanks Kari!! This lake just keeps on surprising me!!
Kottibugs
 
Kottibugs February 25, 2015
Amazing !!!
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks February 25, 2015
Thanks Kottibugs! Leland is an amazing little fishing lake!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset April 09, 2015
Just magnificent! Bravo ( :
susanbailey PRO+
 
susanbailey April 09, 2015
Absolutely stunning image! I voted for this one and am glad to see it won!! Congrats on such a beautiful shot!
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks April 10, 2015
Thanks Susan!
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks April 10, 2015
Thanks Cmorisset and thanks to all who voted!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake May 10, 2015
I can only imagine how you felt when you captured this shot!! Amazingly beautiul
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks May 10, 2015
Thanks!! I had been to Lake Leland and got some great shots before. But the way the snow cap mountain poked out this particular morning, I knew this would be my favorite and it is!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer May 18, 2015
Lovely capture
christophetravaux
 
christophetravaux June 07, 2015
Joli reflet !!
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks June 07, 2015
Thanks!! It's my favorite image!!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 07, 2015
Beautiful image. Nice work. - Jake
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks June 07, 2015
Thanks Jake!
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 July 02, 2015
Magical!
kariwellborn PRO+
 
kariwellborn July 04, 2015
Congratulations on winning the Peoples Choice in my Into the Clouds Challenge.
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks July 04, 2015
Awesome!! Thanks Kari !!!!
Robb PRO
 
Robb July 07, 2015
magnificent
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks July 13, 2015
Thanks Rob! Sheri, January and February are the best for fog. Do you live on the peninsula or visit?
tillowlglass
 
tillowlglass July 20, 2015
Beautiful. I'm jealous. Very!. 8)
vojce PRO+
 
vojce August 07, 2015
fantastic bravo
VHiggins
 
VHiggins August 07, 2015
absolutely beautiful! congratulations!
sws49er
 
sws49er August 07, 2015
STUNNING, big fan, love this!
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 07, 2015
Beautiful reflection capture!
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks August 07, 2015
Thanks to all! Getting featured is a very cool!
Rodney_Gaviola
 
Rodney_Gaviola August 07, 2015
Beautiful!!! Love the tone/composition!!!!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz August 07, 2015
Absolutely stunning! Well done!
Remraf
 
Remraf August 08, 2015
Great shot!
julianus PRO+
 
julianus August 14, 2015
Really an extraordinary shot. Full of charm and romanticism. Mystery, too. Well done.
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks August 14, 2015
Thanks again for all the nice comments!
gek1701
 
gek1701 August 14, 2015
A stunning photograph!!
tamsyn-tyler
 
tamsyn-tyler August 21, 2015
do you use any special filters? When I take photos of clouds, they dont have the same intensity...
viralpatel
 
viralpatel August 25, 2015
fabulous
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks August 25, 2015
Thanks guys!!
And I use a polarizer filter like most on landscape..
jaybirmingham
 
jaybirmingham August 28, 2015
Love this!
IsamarMartinez
 
IsamarMartinez September 16, 2015
BEAUTIFUL shot! Superb Job! :)
HaliSowle PRO
 
HaliSowle October 17, 2015
Very moody and beautiful! Congratulations on being a finalist.
ConnieFisherFineArt PRO+
 
ConnieFisherFineArt October 18, 2015
Wow, love love ! Congrats!
Adventure_shot
 
Adventure_shot October 21, 2015
I love the colors!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates November 19, 2015
Gorgeous shot! Congrats!
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks November 19, 2015
Thanks!! Getting into two contest finalist in two days is a bit of a shock! Lake Leland would like to thank you all too!!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset November 19, 2015
Beautiful! Bravo well done ( :
MattSelbyPhotography
 
MattSelbyPhotography November 23, 2015
Awesome!
LucyCMorr PRO
 
LucyCMorr December 07, 2015
This is one of the most beautiful shots I've seen on here. I really love the color and composition. Breathtaking!
Tiziano
 
Tiziano December 20, 2015
Awesom !
nandicmb
 
nandicmb December 28, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your wins!
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks December 28, 2015
Thanks to all for the wonderful comments!
Bethzaida PRO+
 
Bethzaida December 30, 2015
Feels like a dream state.. Mesmerizing!
2585lizzy
 
2585lizzy December 31, 2015
Your pictures reach all the way to my soul. They are absolutely beautiful Fred.
wandaparsons Premium
 
wandaparsons January 27, 2016
So peaceful and calming. Breathtaking scene.
cathyerickson
 
cathyerickson January 28, 2016
This is absolutely STUNNING! Great job!
DianeT PRO
 
DianeT February 04, 2016
Beautiful shot! I visit Lake Crescent several times each summer and have never heard of Leland Lake. I will have to go there.
b2bjacks
 
b2bjacks February 04, 2016
Leland is at it's best when the weather is lousy. Not much of that in the summer. My favorites from Leland are mostly from December thru February. This image was captured on Valentines Day in 2015.
Artrox PRO+
 
Artrox February 07, 2016
Bravo !!!
boitasapin
 
boitasapin March 19, 2016
amazing shot... good job
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography March 28, 2016
Just wonderful, love the mood you captured here.
kariwatkins
 
kariwatkins September 27, 2016
beautiful
aileenmesias
 
aileenmesias November 01, 2016
Loved and loving it. This is a good inspiration!
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt November 05, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful skill.
Charlie0230
 
Charlie0230 November 11, 2016
Wow, what a great shot.
doubleclick51
 
doubleclick51 November 15, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous.
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography December 04, 2016
Back again to say congratulations, really like this image, have similar shot from Beaver Lake in Colorado near Marble, have an image in finals from Maroon Bells, good luck
pjetkagrotewal
 
pjetkagrotewal April 08, 2017
Really awesome landscape!
ShiblyMujahid
 
ShiblyMujahid May 05, 2017
Peace
gljonesaz PRO
 
gljonesaz June 23, 2017
Gorgeous!
josephbologna PRO+
 
josephbologna July 27, 2017
Love the entire gallery!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 15, 2017
What an absolutely awesome shot!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake August 17, 2018
Most incredible and captivating image!!!!!!!!!!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 August 29, 2018
A stunningly beautiful image/scene ... Amazing reflections, outstanding detail and incredible colours. Congrats on all your awards, well done.
ashley_renee_0408
 
ashley_renee_0408 August 28, 2019
This is stunning!!
Lunadiary
 
Lunadiary May 13
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured at Lake Leland in Washington State. The lake itself is just outside the Olympic National Park. But some of the Olympic Mountain range is visible.
Time
Leland is almost always cloudy / foggy in the morning in the winter months. This was taken on Valentine's Day 2015 at 8:01 am. which was 34 minutes after sunrise.
Lighting
The fog was leaving fast the morning I got this. Some morning it can gradually lift over the course of a couple hours. What made this shot different was the way the highest mountain illuminated before the lower fog had totally lifted. Never saw that before and I have not seen it since.
Equipment
I used a full sensor Nikon D610 with a 24-85 Nikkor lens. The image was captured at 1/4 of a second, so a bogen tripod was used.
Inspiration
The reflection at Lake Leland is usually calm and foggy in the winter when it's between storms that come off the Pacific Ocean. The storms mean snow for the higher elevations.In November thru February I try to get there at least once a week. It's very easy to get expired there.
Editing
This image was captured in RAW and developed in Adobe Lightroom. Another amazing thing about this image is it took very little work in post processing. Not even any cropping. Image is 6016 x 4016
In my camera bag
Nikon D610 is always in the bag! And usually backed by my Nikon D5200. The D5200 almost always has the Nikkor 24-85 mounted. The FX lens on the DX body really works well! And the D610 has a Nikkor 18-35. Both wide lenses have circular polarizers. Also on the bag is a Nikkor 85 f4 macro. And a Nikkor 70-300 G (FX) telephoto. Also carry my Bogen monopod and tripod everywhere.
Feedback
If you go to Lake Leland in the summer you won't find anything like this.You'll find a little ol trout lake. The Olympic Peninsula snow melts fast. A lot of the streams are way down by April. As a rule of thumb, the nastier the weather, the better this lake looks. As long as it's not storming. which kills the reflection. Be prepared to be at a lake like this about 30 minutes before sunrise. At a lake like this in the winter. The mornings are like fingerprints. Each is a little different and you never know when the shot of the morning will happen. I've seen this lake go from thick as pea soup and 15 minutes later be clear as mothers milk! Other mornings in never does clear. As for the reflection, this lake generally looses reflections at 7mph. Depending on wind direction. As for the trout .... YUM!!!

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