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Spotted Lake by NaujTheDragonfly Spotted Lake by NaujTheDragonfly
Spotted Lake near Osoyoos, BC, Canada.

“For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
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Aimelle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
I like this scene. Lovely tones of colors too.
Glad to read this 'verse' (sorry I speak french).
what are the spots :?:... chemicals ? oil ?... sorry for the dummy question, if that is
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NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
oh nooo, your a frenchy :lmao: kidding, English is not my first language ether.
The spots are formed because of the minerals in the ground
I'll let one of the "Spotted Lake" webpages do the talking ([link])

Legends of "Kliluk, the Spotted Lake" are woven into the Native Indian heritage of the Okanagan Valley. The Indians soaked away aches and ailments in the healing mud and waters. One story cites a truce in a battle to allow both warring tribes to tend to their wounded in the Spotted Lake, "Kliluk". Spotted Lake is visible from the road, 8.8 kms (5.5 miles) west of Osoyoos on Hwy. 3 ....a rare and unique natural phenomenon covering 15.2 hectares (38 acres). It contains one of the worlds highest concentrations of minerals: magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts), calcium and sodium sulphates, plus eight other minerals and traces of four more, including silver and titanium. The therapeutic value of Spotted Lake has always proved interesting, however other uses were found for the minerals. During WWI, Chinese labourers were employed skimming the salts from the surface of the lake. The product was then shipped to Eastern American munitions factories.Yield is said to have reached a ton per day.
In the hot sun of summer, the water of Spotted Lake evaporates and crystallizes the minerals, forming many white-rimmed circles: shallow pools that reflect the mineral content of the water in shades of blues and greens.
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StudioMinds Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Corinthians is the best. I like to read the passage about ' Love is kind. It does not envy .... '

This is a great shot. I've never heard of such lake before. I've been to BC and AB before and those are two of the most awesome provinces.
Even though Manitoba impressed me with the flat lands and canola fields .... the rockies takes the cake :)
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NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I found the flat lands of Manitoba boring .... used to live there, but here in BC there is so much to look at.
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KrysTantra Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
cool man! :D

Gotta love BC, so much to discover!!


I wanna go .. I'm not that far away, when is
the best time?
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NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the best time to take photos of it is in March because the lake drys out ... but those make interesting photos as well. Here is ~Jaurey photo taken in April and here ~flip6-3hole photo taken later on in the year
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KrysTantra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
cool! I must go there ..

thanks for the links :D
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pervane Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
great work:clap:
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NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: Thank-you very much
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canuckgurl22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Oh cool! I have been there twice. :D I like the variety of textures and the S-curve shape created by the water path. I also find the difference in mountains in the background intruiging. Excellent work. :)
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