Here's a contrast to the image in my last post. It's a view of much the same area of the same lake, although taken from much further away. The biggest difference is of course the colour. This one was shot about a 15min after the sun set, when the surface of the lake was in deep blue shadow.
This was also taken standing in my living room with the patio door thrown open to make the shot. The house is about a foot higher than the back deck, so the best angle for this kind of shot of the lake is actually from inside. Oh, and I was also trying to make supper, get two little boys ready for bath and bed at the same time. So actually going outside to shoot was not an option!