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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Today I begin a series from our recent Crater Lake National Park trip. This opening one is the classic postcard shot. As you can see, the weather was perfect. Also you may notice that this was the one shot that was taken with a 14-24mm lens.

YESTERDAY - Ellie's red jacket definitely was central to the photograph. I wish that she had been a little to the right; then a B&W conversion would
have been a worthwhile addition.

BILL LAING - if you missed it yesterday, please go back and take a look at Bill Laing's post; it is extraordinary.

NIKON D700 1/500 second F/9.0 ISO 200 17 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what a gorgeous composition. Classic postcard is right. Incredible colors.

10 Oct 2010 5:27am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente escena de la naturaleza, me gusta el color y la luz, saludos!!

10 Oct 2010 6:02am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Magnificent! I love the intense blue of the water.

10 Oct 2010 6:05am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Beautiful blue and composition. Thanks for this postcard Jack !

10 Oct 2010 6:10am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Perfect weather indeed ! Nice wide angle shot. You have a nice lens.

10 Oct 2010 6:26am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! This is more than a classic postcard shot - it's simply extraordinary. The clarity and detail are outstanding. I love the colours and the perfect reflections in the water. This deserves a spotlight spot... sorry for the pun :))

10 Oct 2010 6:33am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good light and colors for this beautiful postcard :)

10 Oct 2010 6:34am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

What a beautiful scene..the colors are awesome...lovely

10 Oct 2010 6:50am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice photo
i love the colors

10 Oct 2010 8:02am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Just a sweet postcard scene beautifully captured!

Nice Sunday to you, John!

10 Oct 2010 8:13am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Quel paysage, c'est époustouflant. Magnifique contraste de couleurs.
Bonne journée.

10 Oct 2010 8:48am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A treat for the eyes and spirit! Magnified image full of life! Thank you very much dear friend for this injection of energy ... As yours! Cheers and abrazos y besos, Adela
Fiona bailando? Besos para ella...!

10 Oct 2010 9:11am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid, the landscape is fabulous. Good day.

10 Oct 2010 9:17am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the blue lake.

10 Oct 2010 9:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Hey, deprecating it by calling it a "Postcard" shot does it down! Let's start the bidding with "Really Gorgeous shot, that would sell lots of postcards, or posters, or wallhangings!!"

10 Oct 2010 11:23am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You undersell yourself Jack, OK so it might make a good postcard, but that doesn't cheapen it.

10 Oct 2010 11:59am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great treatment, what a sight !!!

10 Oct 2010 12:18pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Incredible scene.

10 Oct 2010 1:03pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5****

10 Oct 2010 1:24pm

Irene from L C, France

Fantastic view ! Fantastic photograph !

10 Oct 2010 2:19pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Definitely postcard quality !!! Gorgeous !!!

10 Oct 2010 2:37pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh wow Crystal Blue!

10 Oct 2010 3:06pm

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

gorgeous colors . nice compo .

10 Oct 2010 3:20pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

How rich these colors you show us, but me-thinks it is not so rich as this in real life. Jack?

10 Oct 2010 3:56pm

@LauraS: Hard to believe, but it was that rich. It was incredible.

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is perfect, spothlight and 5 stars!!

10 Oct 2010 5:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Postcard is right! I've always wanted to go there. It's on my bucket list.

10 Oct 2010 6:59pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Definitely picture postcard perfect

10 Oct 2010 7:05pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful blue sky and water !!! beautiful landscape ,jack !
friendships !

10 Oct 2010 7:08pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

BEAUTIFUL, Jack ... and I've heard that this is where God created the color BLUE! *****

10 Oct 2010 8:03pm

Bill Brown from California, United States


10 Oct 2010 8:46pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

That is just ... Bill used the word I was going to use ... well, gorgeous.

10 Oct 2010 9:14pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

That blue is simply amazing!

10 Oct 2010 11:29pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Exceptional crisp clarity. Your images offer an amazing 3D quality.
Sweet wide angel lens you have.

10 Oct 2010 11:41pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Sometimes when I look at something this beautiful my head denies that it can actually be true.
Natural is unreal isn't it - we should never take this kind of beauty for granted. Gorgeous image!!

11 Oct 2010 12:37am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I know it may be postcard but I love it. I love taking shots with my 11-22 . This is a wonderful composition Jack! I was hoping that you would do some Crater Lake series of some kind...we were only there one time and I am sure hoping that we can get back sometime! I will be looking forward to seeing this series for sure. Great one Jack!

11 Oct 2010 1:14am

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

wow, no words for this.. exquisite snap.. brilliant

11 Oct 2010 2:06am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

yep, it is perfect shot and idea to make a beautiful postcard.
Have a joyful day,John!

11 Oct 2010 3:05am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is incredibly deep blue. I also like those gradations in the sky.

11 Oct 2010 3:33am

@Michael Rawluk: I actually ended up slightly de-saturating the sky.

missparis from PARIS, France

En effet c'est tout à fait la carte postale. Magnifique

11 Oct 2010 7:40am

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

Beautiful postcard. Very beautiful composition.

11 Oct 2010 12:12pm

Annie from Bordeaux, France ! Wonderful picture Jack !

11 Oct 2010 2:53pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Yes! Post card perfect!!!

12 Oct 2010 6:47am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Oh! A superb composition, the sky and water is found in the same tone! As if you had drawn the color to the extreme! Like a lot!

12 Oct 2010 4:29pm