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From a central departure point near the top of Mt. Whistler there are several trails, and we chose a short one which took us down to this pretty little picture of Blackcomb. With the still lake, just enough blue sky and the opportune opening in the trees, there was little I had to do but snap it. (Hey, sometimes it just gets handed to you.)

The shot actually gives a deceptively pristine view of things: Mt. Whistler is the hot spot for skiing, but rather ugly without the snow – somewhat like an unattractive person without clothes. You can see in the distance, on Blackcomb, the ski trails, which from this vantage point create a kind of attractive pattern; but all around us were ongoing construction projects (Whistler is ground zero for the 2010 Winter Olympics), raw dirt, orange paint and plastic fencing sticking up here and there… not to mention random natural debris from rockslides farther up. I was a little put off by the immediate surroundings, but the magnificent views, for miles and miles around were still worth it. This shot was just one little gem. I have a number of others from the peak higher up that I will post over the next couple of days.

I underexposed a little so adjusted levels slightly. The color is as it appeared.

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