Thetis Lake

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A couple of days ago I went for a walk with my daughter and granddaughter around Thetis Lake. It was a beautiful morning, and I am sure you will see more photographs from that walk. In the meantime, here is one of the faint mist on the lake.

Thetis Lake is an old reservoir, though there was a lake before the dam was built. It is now in the middle of a regional park and a favourite place for walking, especially the walking of dogs if our visit was anything to go by.

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Canon 5Dii, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, ISO100, f2.5, 1/2000th, processed in Lightroom and Topaz B&WEffects.

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23 thoughts on “Thetis Lake

    • Thank you David! It was a wonderful outing with an excited small person just learning to walk, so the scenery was a bonus, and most pictures were taken of granddaughter rather than surroundings. Still, I have a few more that might show up here sometime, though none as nice as this one.

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    • Hi Toad! Thanks so much for the comment. Thetis Lake is such a beautiful walk at anytime, but the mist and light made the visit extra special. Not to mention the company I had for the walk!

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    • Thanks so much Andy. That mist was why I took the shot, so I am glad you find it so important to the photo. This is a lovely place. Most of the shots I took are of the besotted grandfather variety, and not of the scenery so much. But I have some more that I like and they will appear.

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  1. It seems so unusual to see water that glassy. We have far too much wind most of the time here. i had to check if this was one of your (long) time exposures that you used to get this effect. It’s a great photo.

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    • Hi Ken, and thanks! It was a very still day, but also the lake is pretty small and the forested hillsides around do a good job of sheltering it from breezes too. It gets hot in the summer and is a favourite swimming hole for hundreds every day in summer (there is a sand beach near the parking lot). A very lovely spot, and I got some other pictures I am pleased with too.

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    • Thanks Melinda. It is a reminder that really I should get out more – away from the ocean edge and around some of the nice lakes in our area. Or onto the low hills with views of foggy valleys. Etc.

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      • If I lived by the ocean, I think it would be nearly impossible for me to look at anything else. I love looking at the ocean.

        A poet friend of mine – who is from my part of Texas – thinks that people from the Plains like a good ocean view because it’s wide and unobstructed, like our landscape out here.

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      • Around here most of the ocean views have islands or mountains in them most of the time. It is a bit of drive (4 hours or so) to get to the open ocean where the view is of Japan. I think it is one reason I like the foggy cloudy days on the Strait of Juan de Fuca – they obscure the mountains, and give a featureless horizon which could hundreds of miles away (or whatever the curvature of the earth dictates, I suppose), rather than 20 or so which is the distance to Washington State from here.

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    • Hi Patrick. Thank you. It is a bit more moody than the place really was – it was more bright and cheerful and ringing with the sounds of, well, dogs barking and people shouting at their dogs. But still…. it was lovely, and very nice to have a bit of sun as that has been in short supply this month.

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