A common front cover for outdoor magazines is a snow-covered alpine peak reflected in a mountain lake. If photographed well, it entices the viewer to open the magazine for more.
Conditions have to be almost perfect to obtain a good photo though. The photographer needs to be between the sun on the one hand, and the lake and peak on the other hand. The sky needs to be mostly clear of clouds so the sunlight can produce a reflection in the lake. The water in the lake needs to be calm; any wind can cause ripples that ruin the reflection. And the exposure has to be taken on the sparkling white snow on the mountain. If not, the snow will “blow out” creating a white blob with no details.
The photos below show various photos of Mt. Hood with fresh snow reflected in Timothy Lake. The shots were taken last weekend on a clear day.
By the way, many of the photos published of Mt. Hood reflected in a mountain lake were taken from the same area.
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