Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction


Finding an image to suit this challenge has taken me all week and I’m still not sure I’ve really captured refraction but at least it’s given me the chance to share one more photo from Lake Crescent, WA.  This crystal clear water is due to a lack of nitrogen which inhibits the growth of algae allowing natural light to reach depths we’re not used to seeing in local lakes.  I liked the rippled effect of sunlight on the rocky lake floor and  am posting today as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Refraction.

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35 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

  1. I think you did very well with the challenge Lisa. I love the clear water. I hope it remains that way forever. Is there a second photo? If there is, I can’t open it. But the first one is perfect.


  2. not sure if this is an example of refraction or not either. i couldn’t come up with anything myself. but that is neither here nor there, whereas this image – it is simply beautiful. looks like a very relaxing place to be. refraction, re-schmack-tion. thanks for sharing 🙂


    1. Believe it or not no one really knows, Andra. The only reason it’s official depth is listed at 624 feet is because this was the limit of the equipment used in the 1970’s when a group of college students set out to measure the distance to the bottom. Later, when the power company laid cables across the lake floor they reported depths of more than 1000 feet but again, this was the maximum depth their equipment could measure.


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