Crater Lake

 

 

Crater lake is a beautiful place. Crater Lake use to be Mt. Mazama, a volcanic peak in height equal to Mr. Rainier to its north in Washington and Mt.Shasta to its south in California. Crater Lake was formed about 7700 years ago when an enormous volcanic eruption of Mount Mazama emptied a large magma chamber below the mountain. The fractured rock above the magma chamber collapsed to produce a massive crater over six miles across. Centuries of rain and snow filled the caldera creating Crater Lake. With a depth of 1932 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the U.S. and the seventh deepest lake in the world.

 

I only had a few hours there and drove around the lake taking pictures at a time of day when the lighting is generally considered the poorest, morning and late afternoon being considered much better times, in terms of photographic lighting. But, still, the weather was great, and it was fun….

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