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Crater Lake, Oregon
People don't usually say the name of the state after Crater Lake, but my
home page also contains a different, smaller
Crater Lake in California.
|A fisheye lens is good at Crater Lake. The 35 mile road that circles the
lake does so at it's rim, so even an ultra wide 18mm lens cannot see the entire
lake at once. The lake is round in the first place, so the fisheye lens
distortion is very compatible with the scenery. Higher than 8000 feet, this
place is snowy most of the year. There are no campsites on the rim, although
there is a lodge. The Pacific Crest Trail follows a portion of the rim. There
is a higher resolution version of this
image available (88k).
||Most turnouts on the road around Crater Lake are populated with chipmunks
and these birds called Clark's Nutcrackers. The chipmunk picture was taken with
a Sigma 18-35mm lens set at 35mm. I was very close to get this picture. The
curious little thing went away disappointed; I had no seeds.
Lower Lewis River Falls, Washington
|This is in southern Washington. An interpretive display on the trail
indicated that these falls were the first natural barrier that the spawning
salmon could not jump over. Because of that, the region had a large population
of indians. The fish are gone; dams downstream limit their progress. There is
a fine hiking trail for many miles along this river.
Realizing the benefits of a zoom lens in Oregon
|This picture was taken at a road bend right at the summit of a small one
lane forest road. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name of the volcanic peak
in the background. I got close to the ground and made sure that the flowers
were using a good portion of the frame...you'll see why...
||This is the wider angle shot. Overall, the view shows quite an ugly
pattern of clearcutting in the forest.|
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