Thursday, August 26, 2010

Midweek-ish Photo(s)

I haven't been keeping up with the Sunday Photos articles lately, so here's a midweek-ish photos special. The occasion is Dana Hunter sending me this photo of Lake Crescent:
Image credit: Dana Hunter (used by permission)

Those of you who have good monitors may be able to see a white speck in the middle of the picture. That's a sailboat. Unfortunately, Blogspot's picture server reduces big pictures to 1600 pixels wide, so you can't see all the detail that was there originally by clicking on the image. To be really impressed by this picture, check this detail of the photo that I cut from the original:
Image credit: Detail of previous image by Cujo359

It's crystal clear. That's partly due to Dana's steady hands, but I've taken pictures that sharp with her camera, too. It's a good little camera.

As you can see, Lake Crescent is a gorgeous place. Dana wrote an article last week that includes a few more photos. Here's a panorama of the lake as seen from the lodge, which is on the north side:
Image credit: Cujo359

This is roughly a 180 degree view of the lake.

This lake was formed by a glacier toward the end of the last ice age. It's about 600 feet deep in some spots. You can even see some of the rocks the glacier scraped away on the left side of this picture. They're just under the surface of the water.


Dana Hunter said...

Oooo, nice panorama! Makes me long for the days when we were there, dabbling our toes in the water. Alas, today we'd probably be a bit freezing to death...

Cujo359 said...

I suspect we were pretty lucky to be there on such a warm, sunny day. They don't get a lot of them over there.