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The Icy Blue Lake

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Daily Photo – The Icy Blue Lake

Is that water cold? Yes, yes it is.

I know the surface is cold – the kind of cold that makes every human survival instinct go haywire. But I wonder what it is like down at one mile in depth. It must be so strange and eerie down there. If anyone has ever seen any footage or images of what it looks like in those frigid depths, be sure to share!

Queenstown to Glenorchy

The Icy Blue Lake

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
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  • Camera Make
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  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length28mm (28mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • susan ratcliff

    Sooo beautiful – will be anxious to see this shot at all seasons of the year.

  • Michael Smith

    Love the icy blue in this pic, its making me shiver just looking at it! Great work as usual. http://www.smith-photography.net

  • Martin Tyler

    How often do you drive down and stop at Bennetts Bluff Trey? It’s such an awesome spot. Have you found any other good vantage points along that road?

  • Larry

    Well since liquid water is densest at about 40F, it is probably around 40F at the bottom. There may be some pressure effects at a mile down, but it’s still going to be around 40F I’d guess, even if the surface is 85F or if it is solid ice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Yesterday’s and today’s photos are really beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing, Trey!! Have a wonderful Friday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RussConsidine Russ Considine

    Great shot Trey!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Hi Trey,still with you guys coming out of Hong Kong.Been showing my family all your work as they have been to NZ and the all liked your work. Have a nice weekend all,God Bless.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! :)

  • gavz

    Great shot Trey, this photo reminds me of why I have to do another driving holiday in the south island of NZ. Will pack the wife and kids into a campervan and do it next year!

  • Josh Burghandy

    oh boy, this one’s a keeper… Thank you for sharing with us!!

  • http://twitter.com/Agnesstramp Agness

    This shot is truly amazing. Well done. I’m impressed.

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