Cyndy Doty  

Crater Lake by Cyndy Doty

December 2019 - Crater Lake

December 2019 - Cyndy Doty


About the Image(s)

We were visiting Crater Lake National Park a few years ago, and saw this lovely vista.
Canon 50D, EFs18-55mm lens at 18mm; f11; 1/50 sec; ISO 100; aperture priority
In post, ACR, straightened the lake contours, hue/sat layer, dodge & burn, another hue/sat and finally a high pass sharpen. My goal was to brighten the blue lake as it was when we saw it.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Beautiful photograph. Great foreground interest, colors and sharpness.   Posted: 12/06/2019 10:08:09
Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Jay - Thanks!   Posted: 12/09/2019 08:11:59

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Wow, that's on my bucket list. Nice PP on the lake. Love the composition and the rim bringing you back around. I would have darkened the highlights just over the mountains and definitely removed the pine branch at top left. The swirly clouds are magnificent!   Posted: 12/06/2019 10:45:55
Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Trey - Thanks for your insights   Posted: 12/09/2019 08:12:29

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Beautiful shot and as usual great post processing.   Posted: 12/06/2019 16:16:55
Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Sanford - thanks.   Posted: 12/09/2019 08:12:49

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A superb image Cyndy. Composition, colors and processing are all terrific. I agree with Trey that the lower section of clouds could come down a little, but I disagree with Trey about the branch top left. In my simple mind that branch brings my eye back into the image, rather than disappearing straight up and out the top. Great foreground interest and detail. One thing I love about this thing called photography is that we all see things differently. And none of us are any more wrong or right than the others.   Posted: 12/09/2019 02:50:34

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Ian - thanks - I thought about removing the branch, but didn't think it was as effective.   Posted: 12/09/2019 08:13:44

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
What a landscape we don't have this kind of landscapes in Denmark so I'm very impressed when I see an image like this. And - not to forget - very well captured and post processed.   Posted: 12/15/2019 07:24:45
Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Jorn - Thanks, so much!   Posted: 12/15/2019 08:31:29

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Super image ! Great color and composition ! Might even be better if the foreground was toned down a tad??   Posted: 12/23/2019 11:31:09

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Mark - Thanks, I agree, but didn't like my PP on that area...   Posted: 12/29/2019 06:55:23