Northwest Mountain by MCastro17

Last Summer, I was lucky enough to be able to spend a few days at Crater Lake national park, which is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth. This particular shot was taken early morning at sunrise. I will never forget the feeling when I went up on this mountain and looked down for the first time. It’s just one of those moments that you stop and think: that’s why I photograph. Because it takes me places like this; where I would probably never go otherwise.

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Crater by Barisparildar

How many times will I get to see something like this in my life? I was just thinking about this today. Beauty of Crater Lake… Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Leprechaun by earshelhogan

This is a pano that I shot in June when we were being hit by a particularly intense geomagnetic storm. I’ve learned quite a lot since then, so I decided to revisit this with a more subtle processing job. If you enjoy my work please consider following me on Facebook at /earshelhoganphoto 🙂

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Milky Airglow by JohanEickmeyer

The night sky as it rises over Crater Lake. This night had a particularly strong airglow effect that the other nights didn’t have over the week-long stay. You can clearly see the green airglow that sort of looks like a faint Northern Lights.It’s pretty amazing how bright the sky can be at night in this area. If you have never seen it before, make sure to do it! Best when visited during no moonlight.

Thanks for looking!

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First Rays on Crater Lake, OR by srubey

I made this photograph on a chilly January morning in 2014, after snowshoeing along the crater rim and camping out the night before. A recent storm had dumped fresh powder across the area. The park ranger informed me that I was one of two people camped out in the entire National Park backcountry that evening…the silence was indicative of the solitude.

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Caldera Storm by alexnoriega

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A unique look at Wizard Island as a snowstorm rolls in over Crater Lake, Oregon. I reprocessed this old favorite of mine, which was in dire need of a tonal overhaul. Believe it or not, this was taken in late May a few years back. The snowpack was still so high that I was able to stand up above these trees and use them to frame the island – during the summer, they completely obscure your view of the lake! I can only hope the Pacific Northwest sees another winter like that one again.

I’d like to take this opportunity to announce one of two new upcoming workshops for next year, albeit unrelated to the image at hand: Alex Mody and I will be leading our Ultimate Northwest Tour in April 2016, covering the rugged coastlines, rainforests, waterfalls, and wildflower plateaus of Olympic National Park, Washington and the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. More information can be found here.

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Crater Lake Milky Way by frank_delargy

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Milky Way over Crater Lake in Oregon. This is a reprocess of an image I did in May. This is a panorama of 21 merged images, 3 rows of 7 images. It is impossible to imagine the scale but with my wide angle lens I was only able to get the island (Wizard Island) in one frame.
This was at 3 AM just as the bright moon set. The moon was so bright that you could not see the milky way until the moon set. I then had about an hour before the sky would start to lighten and the milky way would disappear again.
It took about 20 minutes to take all of the exposures. Each exposure was 30 seconds at f/2.8 and ISO 1600. The lowest row was at about 20 mm and the top two rows were at 16 mm.
The green and reddish colored areas just above the crater are from airglow, basically elements, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, whose electrons having been ionized by the sun during the day now recombining with their host atoms. The green and the red are from oxygen atoms that are glowing. At first I thought it might be camera noise but then I could see that the light was actually reflected in the lake.


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