I have a few shots without the tree in them, but I found that the inclusion of the tree gave it more context to the environment. I also thought that it was reminiscent of some group of seven paintings that I really like.
An Ogopogo is essentially the loch ness of the okanagan valley. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogopogo
I was out enjoying some rock climbing when the weather changed late in the day. we weren't sure but it was either lake currents mixing, or the pressure system that was blowing in that made for the whirlpool. When it was really going, the rest of the lake was calm and the centre of the whirlpool was alive with waves moving in all directions. It was certainly a sight to see!
other images from the night, rock climbing.
resting during an impossible lead climb