Monday, March 3, 2014

Crater Lake National Park (Part 2) - Oregon, USA

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy this chain of posts!

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Today I have the rest of my photos from Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, USA. The photos from Crater Lake National Park has been split into 2 parts. The lake of Crater Lake National Park was formed from a collapsed volcano. The island in the middle is called Wizard Island. The lake itself is 1,943 feet (592 m) deep at its deepest point making it the deepest lake in the United States, 2nd deepest in North America, and the 9th deepest in the world. Upon getting to Crater Lake National Park, the whole area was covered in heavy smoke. At the time, we didn't know what it was. It wasn't until I got to Lava Beds National Monument, the park ranger told us that there were several forest fires burning around the area in Oregon itself and the surrounding states contributing to the low visibility and smell.

This was the view of Wizard Island through the smoke. Generally, the view is a lot better than this. I know this because this isn't the first time I've been to Crater Lake. I have went there when I a child. I had very beautiful memories of this place which is why I decided to go back this time. The forest fires really killed it, but did provide an opportunity for some rare looks of what this area would look like under heavy smoke! 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 57 43 N 122 09 25 W   

A black and white process of the photo above. 

I reframed the shot and took another photo from the same spot. 

Looks kind of dreamy doesn't? This is a black and white process of the photo above. 


Here is what the rim of the volcano looks like. This area was literally right in front of me. I didn't really zoom in. I wanted to show you guys how heavy the smoke is and how quickly the visibility drops. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 56 45 N 122 10 08 W   

A black and white process of the photo above. 

I then got a photo of the awkward looking trees in the area. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 56 44 N 122 10 09 W   

A black and white process of the photo above. 


Drove partially around Crater Lake in hopes of finding better scenery, but I didn't find much. Stopped on the side of the road for a photo of the forest. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 58 43 N 122 06 03 W   

Here is an HDR composition of Mount Scott. Mount Scott is a parasitic stratovolcano that stands 8,934 feet (2,723 m) and is the highest point in Crater Lake National Park. The volcano is named after the Oregon pioneer Levi Scott who founded Scottsburg, Oregon
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 55 46 N 122 01 41 W   


Being disappointed at the visibility of the park, I begin heading to my hotel for the night. Passed by Vidae Falls (still in Crater Lake National Park). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 53 03 N 122 05 58 W   

A black and white process of the photo above. 


A closer up shot of Vidae Falls. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 53 04 N 122 05 59 W   

A black and white process of the photo above. 


Right at the edge of the park, here is Fossilized Steam. I didn't quite get what it is. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 42 51 29 N 122 09 14 W   

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A sign describing what Fossilized Steam is. 

These are all the photos for today and for day 14. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with the photos from Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, CA. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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