This lake is what I sometimes think of as a "shelf" lake and presents excellent opportunities for sunset photography. Here the topography drops quickly on the opposite (west) side of this lake. In October when the setting sun aligns with the lake, sunset is not just over the lake but below it. This causes light waves from the setting sun to be bent more than in a situation where the horizon is at the same elevation as the photographer. This often results in warmer colors than a typical sunset as evidenced in this image. Also at this moment, there were no clouds at all in the sky and the air quality was exceptionally good.
MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon 150/5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia film - 2 sec at f/22