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From The Air - Wallowa Lake

Wallowa Lake is a stunning example of a glacially formed lake, flanked by two lateral moraines east and west and a terminal moraine at the north end. The lake is approximately 3.5 miles long, about ¾ of a mile wide, with a depth of about 300 feet. "From The Air” one can easily see the heaving scour of the glacier that moved through here 10,000 years ago. The sensual folding of land reveals several advances and retreats of ancient ice.

The timing to achieve this shot was critical. The "window" of time to capture the mountains still capped with clean white snow and the blazing spring green covering the surrounding moraines and valley, is very small. Often by time the valley is green and you get a clear day to fly, the snow is dirt streaked and receding fast. I flew a number of years before I captured a composition worthy of print.

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