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Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 2008

The deeply shadowed Wizard Island becomes the abstracting force here – it hovers darkly upon the blue water. In stark contrast, the mountains in the distance and their reflections are bathed in last light. By shifting my vertical vantage point, I was able to leave a narrow ribbon of blue water between the tip of the island and the top of the upside down reflected mountain, giving the image its tension. The island is a volcanic cinder cone, soaring nearly 7,000 feet out of the depths of the lake. It was created 8,000 years ago when Mount Mazama erupted to form the caldera which now contains Crater Lake. Wizard Island becomes a mysterious arrow, rising out of the one of the world’s deepest lakes to salute the lingering effect of the setting sun.

Leica V-Lux 1
1/500s f/5.6 at 8.6mm iso100 full exif

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