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#42 -Crater Lake Blues

07.26.10 – 7:24pm – f/8.0 – 1/200  -0.33  Canon T1i – Tamron 18-270mm lens – 18mm
Editing: Camera Raw adjustments on the jpeg: Exposure/clarity/vibrance

This has got to be the bluest lake on the planet. Maybe that is because it is one of the very deepest, at almost 2,000 feet deep, which is the deepest lake in the U.S. and the seventh deepest in the world!  At 5,387 ft, Lake Baikal, in Russia, is the deepest and among the clearest of all lakes in the world. Baikal is also the world’s oldest lake, at more than 25 million years old. Wow! Seriously, that scares me just a little. I’ll take Crater Lake, though it is not accessible for boating, etc. There is a park ranger boat that takes groups out for a cruise a few times a day, but there is only one place to even get down to the water. The sun broke through the storm clouds to produce some nice foreground lighting and great color saturations.