Interesting to see what looks like a tideline on the left side in the first photo. I don’t know enough about lakes to be sure what’s causing it – I suspect perhaps backwash from the shoreline meeting the deeper lake waters. In any event, that is some of the prettiest blue I’ve ever seen.
I saw that too. There is also a trace of it on the right side. There was a strong wind blowing directly into my lens and the lines looked like some kind of bubbles.
My cameras see a lot of blue here on clear days. When I first noticed that years ago I thought perhaps is was because I frequently use a polarizer filter, but I see exactly the same thing without it. Some of the sky that I see from peaks is so incredibly blue that it’s almost unbelievable, even with the naked eye. Perhaps those are during days when there is little or no haze or water vapor in the air.
That’s an interesting idea about why the sky is so blue there. It is much drier than here on the coast and that makes sense, to explain the blue. I know that my skin felt very dry in Montana and once I got home, the chapped lips and chapped hands felt better. But the reward for putting up with dry skin is a beautiful blue sky.
I’ve noticed that the sun plays a big part in how blue the water appears. The stronger the sunlight, the bluer the water. It’s a beautiful view no matter how blue the water. I’m surprised that developers aren’t building houses all around that lake.
Yes, the sun and the sun angle and camera angle. The lake is on an Indian reservation. There are a few houses at the far end, set well back from the lake, and I think they will allow no more. It does get fishermen in summer and ice fishing in winter.