Diamond Lake


Diamond Lake is located north of Spokane along the Newport Highway in Washington. The lake is home to Camp Cowles Boy Scout Reservation. The reservation is named after an early Spokane pioneer and supporter of scouting, William H. Cowles, Sr. Camp Cowles Boy Scout Reservation began in the early 1920's with the purchase of 80 acres of Diamond Lake waterfront. The camp now expands over 900 Acres and has over a mile of waterfront. In a typical summer, 1100 boys come to Camp Cowles for an experience of a lifetime, learning valuable life skills, making new friends and having fun.

Diamond Lake Sunrise

One morning over Diamond Lake, I awoke to this amazing sunrise. While the scouts slept, I ventured down to the the lake to capture this incredible view. Of course, sneaking down the lake is a difficult task as it is closely monitored and considered a restricted area at scout camp, but I used my powers of stealth and made it to the water front undetected. Sometimes as photographers, we have to use our ninja skills.

Diamond Lake Sunrise
  • Camera: SONY
  • Exposure Time: 1/2
  • Aperture: 8918863/1000000
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 18
  • Exposure Program: Program Normal
  • Exposure Bias: 0
Figure 1 - Diamond Lake at Sunrise