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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:53 PM

I went back up to Crater Lake before dawn this morning. (Lots of pics and vids)

As I mentioned in the other thread, I planned on driving back up and attempting to do a TimeLapse of the sun rising over the lake.

I got that done, and it is included below, but I am not very happy with the way it turned out, frankly. I might have gotten better results using my iPhone 8, instead of this 3 year old iPad, but oh well!

It captured part of what I was hoping to get, and that is the sun lighting up the western side of the Caldera.

I took several other short vids with my phone, as well as numerous photos, all contained herein.

Since I am driving a relay leg that starts at 3:00 AM, getting up really early for a roughly 1:45, 77 mile drive on my only day off was no biggie. I left my hotel just about 4:30 and arrived at the parking area at about ten after 6. It was just above 20 F when I got there, so not too terribly cold, but a brisk wind didn’t make for warm conditions, of course. I do have the cold weather gear, as you’ll see. The only people I saw the entire 2 hours I was there were 3 Park Service Rangers who stopped by to service the restrooms. The only other company was a couple of Ravens who I’m sure found me an annoyance, more than anything!

The lake surface was affected by the winds, so there was no glass smooth reflection like yesterday.
All in all, an interesting and quite different way to spend my morning hours!


Enjoy!

This is what the light was like when I set up the tripod. I wanted to get up there earlier, But...well....you know! Sleep and all!



Short vid after I set up the Tripod



A mountain on the eastern rim wearing a lovely pink hue as the sun rose behind it



Toward the west rim



The sun just reaching the top of what I think is “Hillman Peak” on the western rim



Short vid taken about that time. I sound muffled because I put on a full face mask, as the windchill was in the teens, I would guess.



One of the two Ravens that were hanging about. Giving me the cold shoulder, it appears!



The lake looked cold and rather angry this morning!



A bit of light at the top of “The Watchman”



The sun completely lighting up the west rim now.



And a vid taken about that time;



Necessary headwear at that altitude!



The sun rising over the peak to the east, the shuttered Crater Lake Lodge sleeps and awaits guests that will accompany the spring thaw



And casting my shadow



The sun has reached the lake on the west side! Glorious morning!



And the vid to go with it!



And now the TimeLapse. Unfortunately the program I used shut off after about 90 minutes or so! Pissed me off, but oh well. I also moved the tripod a couple times, which was a mistake (I should have just found the right spot to begin with, but I was rushing to catch the light) and I shifted the aim a couple times.



A last look as I packed up and headed down



I’ve been lucky in my life to be able to travel as much as I have, and taking little side trips like this when possible makes the days spent on the road all the more worth it.

I hope you have enjoyed these photos and vids as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Travel as much as you can! Stay safe, folks.







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Reply I went back up to Crater Lake before dawn this morning. (Lots of pics and vids) (Original post)
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2021 OP
Hassler Mar 2021 #1
brush Mar 2021 #2
lastlib Mar 2021 #3
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2021 #7
Brother Buzz Mar 2021 #9
csziggy Mar 2021 #14
MontanaMama Mar 2021 #4
Cirque du So-What Mar 2021 #5
sheshe2 Mar 2021 #6
3auld6phart Mar 2021 #8
Amaryllis Mar 2021 #10
ironflange Mar 2021 #11
MuseRider Mar 2021 #12
IcyPeas Mar 2021 #13
GemDigger Mar 2021 #15
gademocrat7 Mar 2021 #16
Mr. Evil Mar 2021 #17

Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:59 PM

1. Beautiful. I make it down from Eugene every other year.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:00 PM

2. Beautiful work. Thank you. That first one is a prize winner IMO.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:00 PM

3. Beautiful pics of a beautiful site!

By any chance, did you see the Old Man of the lake? I'm dying to go back there just to see that! (But don't know if I'll ever get to..... )

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Response to lastlib (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:15 PM

7. No, I didn't see it.

I had read about tat once before, but completely forgot about it till I read your comment.

From where I was, you would need some pretty strong binoculars to spot it, I’m sure.

Thanks for the compliment!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:29 PM

9. Ha, I didn't know it had a name

I saw it in 1962, and it was old then. Mom remembered seeing it in the thirties.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:38 PM

14. It's way older than you might think!

I'd never heard of it so I looked it up:

This Tree Trunk Has Been Floating Upright For 120 Years - And No One Knows Why
BEC CREW
10 OCTOBER 2016

Crater Lake in Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States, and its water is so blue, you’d be forgiven for thinking someone slipped a few gallons of food colouring into it.

But its sheer size and brilliant blue water aren’t the only distinguishing features of Crater Lake - there’s a 9-metre-tall (30-foot) tree stump that’s been bobbing vertically in the lake since at least 1896, and it’s buoyant enough to support the weight of an entire person standing on top.


A ranger standing on the log, circa 1930. Credit: Wikimedia/Public domain


{SNIP}

Thought to be a hemlock trunk, the Old Man of the Lake has been floating in Crater Lake in southern Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park for at least the past 120 years, but carbon dating suggests that it is at least 450 years old.

More: https://www.sciencealert.com/this-tree-trunk-has-been-floating-upright-for-120-years-and-no-one-knows-why


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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:00 PM

4. I LOVE Crater Lake.

My folks would take us backpacking and camping there lots as kids. I have great memories of it. Thank you for posting such beautiful photos.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:02 PM

5. Amazing photos

I hope to make it back to Crater Lake some day. I didn't have nearly enough time to fully appreciate its beauty the time I visited over 40 years ago.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:11 PM

6. Magnificent!

Thank you.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:18 PM

8. Beautiful

Great pictures. Thanks.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:36 PM

10. Thank you for taking the time to post more photos! Beautiful. Although I must

say not as dramatic as the first post, but that...was a rare event.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:15 PM

11. Been there, seen it

That place absolutely knocked me on the ass. Yellowstone is like that, too.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:16 PM

12. Oh thank you for these!

You did a great job of capturing it. Such a nice gift to be able to sit here in my flat land and see that glorious view. Get home safe and sound.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:23 PM

13. just WOW. I can't help wondering what the air smelled like up there?

stunning.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:43 PM

15. That is gorgeous, thank you for bringing us along.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:45 PM

16. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:54 PM

17. Oh Wow!

Stunning shots and vids. Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.

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