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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dusk over Trillium Lake

I do not visit Trillium Lake as much as I used to. There are just way too many people. Only a few years back, you could go for the day to sit on the bank and fish and enjoy the peacefulness that the mountain lake had to offer with a handful of other groups of people doing the same thing. Then they did some pretty major construction on the south side of the lake where the dam is, creating a large bank for people to hang out for the day. Sounds nice, but it made the crowds explode. There were hundreds of people crowded into the dam area at the small lake this past weekend when I visited for the first time of the year, and we only spent a short time before moving on to another lake. We prefer quieter outdoor experiences. I did return at dusk and captured this much more peaceful moment as the sun went down in the west.

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  1. Nice sunset reflections. Yeah, I like to get away from the masses, so that's why I hike the far flung trails around here.

  2. The sunset is exquisite! I don't like crowds either.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  3. gorgeous!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

  4. fabulous image. Wish I could see that view just once in person.

  5. It is a gorgeous mirror image reflection Looks so tranquil


    abcw team

  7. I can see why so many people want to spend time there... just stunning...Michelle

  8. Looks like a beautiful place!

  9. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Amazing sunset reflections :-)

  10. An amazing image of a beautiful place. Love it. Visiting from ABC Wednesday.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  11. Amazing colors there...I can understand ...solitude helps me to enjoy nature better...I am sure there are plenty of scenic places in Oregon...We often visit Oregon for a weekend...the coastal drive is my fav....

  12. A wonderful place and a beautiful photo.

  13. A beautiful time of day on a beautiful lake. Too bad it became so popular. I'm with you, I like a quiet part of the world. This last week was crazy on our lake. It was the BC holiday long weekend and just about everyone with a cabin up the lake came all at once. Most of the year we have it mostly to ourselves. - Margy

  14. Love the shimmer in the reflection...have a great week♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/dual-duels/

  15. Beautiful shot - so peaceful, and so well shot!
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  16. Simply gorgeous ~ Eddie


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