Crater Lake

2009.07.31 -- Crater Lake, OR

2009.07.31 -- Crater Lake, OR

2009.07.31 -- Crater Lake, OR

My other brother and a friend of the family were in Portland for the Brewfest.  They came out from South Carolina to drink beer, take photos, and explore Portland, Seattle, and Central Oregon.  We headed out to Bend last week and decided to take a trip to Crater Lake.  I’ve camped there several times before and it never gets any less amazing.

We left Bend in the morning and made it to the North end of Crater Lake by 8:30am.  We trekked down the trail to the water and watched a few people jump into the lake.  In fact, all four of us were armed with various Canon Digital SLRs and were nicknamed the “Paparazzi” by those watching us take photos of the jumpers.  Between the four of us, we probably took 50 shots per jump–except the first time, when after all of the shutters stopped clicking, we heard a beep coming from my brother’s camera.  A beep that comes from accidentally setting it to timer mode instead of multi-shot.

After making fun of him for a bit, we headed back up to the car and took a trip around Rim Drive.  We popped out along the way to take shots from different areas of the lake.  My Canon 10-22mm lens was very popular on the trip (and borrowed quite a bit), as you could fit most of the lake in the frame in a single shot.  It’s great for this kind of large area, but you have to be careful and not loose the scale of the lake–which can be very easy without any reference object in the shot: trees, buildings, people.