Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park








Photographers Nirvana – Crater Lake National Park…One of the most profound sites of natural beauty you can ever experience on planet Earth — In the western U.S. — captured during a recent outing with my Canon 7D and Canon 24-105MM F4L IS USM lens and Canon 70-200MM F2.8L IS USM lens.

VIEW AS A SLIDESHOW — Click here to view the entire set – AFTER you click this link — CLICK THE FIRST IMAGE then click SLIDESHOW on the toolbar across the top of the page — to go to SLIDESHOW mode…Enjoy!!!

Crater Lake continues to inspire the awe and admiration of visitors from all over the world. With a depth of 1,943 feet (592 meters) it is the deepest lake in the United States, and the 9th deepest in the world. Its water is some of the clearest and freshest found anywhere on the planet. The BLUE waters on a blue sky day are simply — the bluest hues of blue you may ever experience.

Excerpt BELOW is from the National Park Service Website:

What do you put in the water to make it so blue?

Nothing! The water is so blue because there is hardly anything else in it – just water. It’s not pure water, but it’s close. We’ve all seen the colors in a rainbow when normal white light passes through a raindrop and breaks into the individual colors of the spectrum. All those colors are in sunlight. The reason different objects appear to be different colors lies in the molecular structure of the chemicals that make up that object. For example, a red shirt appears red because the chemicals in the fabric dye are put together in a way that absorbs all of the colors except red. The red wavelengths then bounce back, hit our retina, and our brain sees “red.” Water molecules, just plain water with no sediments, algae, pesticides or pollution, will absorb all the colors of the spectrum except the blues. Those wavelengths will bounce back and make the water appear blue. The key is to have relatively pure water and lots of it. There has to be enough molecules to absorb all the other colors. (There are 4.6 trillion gallons of water in the lake, so it works really well.)

To avoid tourist traffic – choose weekdays. Both the North and South entrances are currently open (check the NPS website between September 15th and July 1st each year as the NORTH entrance closes due to snow (the Park averages 44 feet (FEET) of snow each year. Consider night time visits here for amazing views of the heavens!!!

I will guide photography tours in this area: SEE

These images are the property of the guide and photographer…Bill Dahl…ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

VIEW AS A SLIDESHOW — Click here to view the entire set – AFTER you click this link —— CLICK THE FIRST IMAGE then click SLIDESHOW on the toolbar across the top of the page — to go to SLIDESHOW mode…Enjoy!!!

These images are produced for viewing on an hdtv (streamed), pc, Mac or tablet/iPad…your phone just won’t provide the viewing experience these images deserve…that you deserve…ENJOY!!!

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