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The daily flickr blog featured a Gallery of "Pretty Panoramas" and this image was included, resulting in thousands of views!

blog.flickr.net/en/2013/07/24/pretty-panoramas/

Though I've seen pictures of Crater Lake for many years, I had never seen it in person before today. You cannot believe the deep jewel tone of blue until you see it yourself ! The lake is one of the purest and clearest in the world. It is self-contained - no streams flow in or out of the caldera. It is fed entirely by the annual snowmelt by the 44 feet annual snowfall ! There are still a few patches of snow here and there around the rim.

It would be nice to be here when there are big puffy clouds in the sky, so we'll just have to come back again. The season here is very short - June through September. It is snowed in the rest of the year and they do not snow plow the rim drive.

This is a 7-image panorama covering just under 180 degrees.

I've heard from others that mosquitoes can be vicious here; but we saw only a few. They enjoyed snacking on my tender skin until I slathered it with Deet ! I think the skeeter problem diminishes after most of the snow is melted and there is no standing water.

If you have a moment, look at the largest size to see the astonishing amount of beautiful geological detail created 7,700 years ago by a violent volcano !

Tags:   Crater Lake National Park alpine Oregon pure clear bluest blue summer clarity Pano 4B4A9781-9787 panorama 7 images 100+VIEWS 1000+views day sky 5000+views

N 17 B 4.3K C 31 E Aug 6, 2009 F Aug 12, 2009
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Why are architectural vanishing points so appealing? Everyone who visits the Stanford campus photographs the long colonnades around the quad.

I have photographed the corridors numerous times in different light, and this is one of my favorites to date due to the soft pinkish golden tones of twilight.

The image below is the same colonnade in the late winter sunlight. The shadows, light play and tones are completely different.

Tags:   Stanford University Colonnade columns Quad vanishing point Palo Alto HDR Photomatix architectural vanishing point corridor hall Explore Explored 0809 100+views 200+views 500+VIEWS

N 60 B 17.2K C 36 E Aug 6, 2009 F Aug 9, 2009
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Stanford featured this image on their website for "The Stanford Challenge" - a 5 year improvement and fundraising project:

thestanfordchallenge.stanford.edu/

On a warm summer night, the Stanford Quad had few visitors and I was able to set up the tripod and enjoy the "blue hour". The lights inside the long colonnades cast a warm golden glow.

This panorama consists of 5 images with 3 exposures each tonemapped in Photomatix. Photoshop was only used to crop and fix a few smudges in the sky. Though the colonnade is actually one linear side of the quad it appears to be curving away from me due to my proximity to the center arch. I would like to try this again from further away to see how the angles will change (and also correct the slightly off-center composition here...)

If you're curious enough to look at the really large size, you will see the amazing detail of the carved sandstone blocks from which the arches are constructed. Straight ahead thru the arch and across the oval lawn is Palm Drive which takes you from the campus to downtown Palo Alto.
www.flickr.com/photos/jillclardy/3805848986/sizes/o/

© 2009 Jill Clardy

Tags:   Stanford University Quad Hoover Tower arch columns blue hour Palo Alto HDR Photomatix 180 degree pano panorama I Love Photomatix Explore Explored 100+views 500+views 1000+views Panoramic image © 2009 Jill Clardy

N 45 B 26.1K C 36 E Jun 17, 2009 F Jul 11, 2009
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A typical June day in the City - foggy, chilly and gorgeous. From Alamo Square, a view of the iconic Painted Ladies, some of the beautifully maintained Victorian homes in San Francisco

© 2009 Jill Clardy

Tags:   Painted Ladies Victorian Homes San Francisco Financial District Alamos Square Steiner Street Full House park fog HDR handheld photomatix 0709 100+views 500+views seenonflickr 1000+views © 2009 Jill Clardy

N 26 B 9.6K C 58 E Sep 8, 2009 F Apr 22, 2011
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Happy Earth Day, April 22, 2011; though this image is from our Inside Passage Cruise in 2009, I have boosted it to the top of my stream. What better way to celebrate the connectedness and fragility of our planet than a glacier? They are the weather vanes of climate change and a dramatic reminder of how our choices affect the health of our planet.

Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most accessible of Alaska's glaciers, just 13 miles north of Juneau, and a prime destination for excursions from the many Inside Passage cruise ships that visit during the short season from May thru September.

A fine visitor center also provides a beautiful vista point and background information on the glacier.

The glacier has been receding since the 1700's and at one time the terminus extended 2.5 miles into the valley and covered this lake. You can see chunks of glacier floating in the lake near the mountain on the right.

www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/districts/mendenhall/index.shtml

© 2009 Jill Clardy

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