I happened upon this lake while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park this past fall. I had researched the hike pretty well, as I had never been in this part of the park before, so I knew what to expect and plan for. This gem of a lake was a complete surprise!
By the time I reached this spot, the sun was quite high in the sky, and shooting in the noon sun is not the light I was looking for. But I was here, the lake was here, and I had my camera — time to make the best of the situation on hand. This is looking (mostly) towards the east, with the mountain peaks to my back. Enjoy!