Hydrangea

Hydrangea

These incredibly blue hydrangeas were blooming along the road and at the ranger station in Olympic National Forrest.  I waited too long to try to get a picture of one though and the sun was pretty high and bright by that time.

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm lens @ 162mm, 1/13 sec, f/10, ISO 100

Sunrise

Sunrise

Crater Lake Sunrise with HDR.  Yes, we got up early for this shot which, unless you know the camera is pointed East, is indistinguishable from a Sunset.  Sunrises and sunsets are always kind of a crap-shoot because you have no control over them yet the entire activity is just showing up to observe what happens.  Compare this to hiking to a waterfall in which case the activity is mostly the hike and the main even is relatively predictable.

But… we did premake coffee the night before to ease the sadness of having to get up so early while on vacation.

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm lens @ 18mm, 1/80, 1/20, 1/5 sec, f/16, ISO 100

Phantom Ship

Phantom Ship

The “Phantom Ship” in Crater Lake… an unnatural combination of three separate photos with some generous tone mapping thrown in for good measure.  Taken as sunset was approaching from the other side of Crater Lake (Wizard Island is just behind the right tree).

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm lens @ 22mm, 1/80, 1/40, 1/20 sec, f/18, ISO 100

Crater Lake Sunset

Crater Lake Sunset

Sunset Sunday!  Sunset over Crater Lake last week, not the greatest as sunsets go, but there were a few moments where the clouds looked cool, and the setting was pretty awesome.  I think this one would look better with a bit of adjustment, but I don’t have that accessible at the moment.

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm lens @ 85mm, 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 100