In the fall of 2007, I embarked on an Epic Tour of National Parks
, which included a stop in Oregon's Crater Lake National Park. It was late August, and the park was warm, mostly free of snow and the air was crystal clear and cloud-free. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US, and the second-deepest in North America (number 9 worldwide). Filled with runoff from the nearby peaks, the constantly-cold lake produces colors are like nothing you've ever seen. Near the end of my visit, I did what people have been telling me to do for years: go jump in a lake.
The blue water and blue skies of Crater Lake National Park (click to enlarge)
Me jumping into Crater Lake; it was freezing
: I've been asked, but there was no post-processing done on that top photo. The color was not enhanced, nor was a gradient added to the sky. My point is: this place is amazing as it looks in these photos.
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