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I have been chasing this shot for over 3 years now, trying to catch the half melted and half frozen conditions at this high alpine lake. The road to this trailhead is closed early season, so it makes the overall hike a 10.2 mile grueling hike to get in here.

The hike aside, each year I have tried to get the right conditions here, but for some reason this lake has a very different melting cycle than other lakes, even at the same elevation. Each year I go in to find it either completely frozen, or go back a bit later to find it completely melted.

It is ironic that on the first shoot with my new Nikon setup, I finally managed to capture the shot I have been chasing for years.

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