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Sunrise at Discovery Point



Sunrise shot taken after snowfall with a 10-17mm fisheye zoom.

Sunrise shot taken after snowfall with a 10-17mm fisheye zoom.
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Redcow
 
Redcow November 07, 2012
This stunning. I just love the colours and the light.
dww25921
 
dww25921 November 07, 2012
Amazing!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr November 07, 2012
Very nice!
morg PRO
 
morg November 08, 2012
Nice shot!
Casper PRO+
 
Casper November 08, 2012
Wonderfull shot!
annasawicki
 
annasawicki November 08, 2012
now that makes winter look beautiful!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska November 09, 2012
very nice
matej007
 
matej007 November 09, 2012
Just amazing
jchurch
 
jchurch November 09, 2012
What a magnificent shot. Voted
OrionBR21
 
OrionBR21 November 09, 2012
Truly spectacular shot. What a view!
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 November 09, 2012
very cool.
northcoastgreg
 
northcoastgreg November 11, 2012
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Much appreciated.
chipbhi
 
chipbhi November 15, 2012
Fantastic shot ! I love it!
kathrynR
 
kathrynR November 15, 2012
great capture!
mariewheeler
 
mariewheeler November 15, 2012
very stunning photo , it looks like a timeless peace and a very very peaceful place
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD January 05, 2013
AWESOME!
joebaxter
 
joebaxter January 05, 2013
This is amazing!!! What lens did you use?
beetlestone
 
beetlestone January 18, 2013
Breathtaking!
LinBrennan PRO
 
LinBrennan February 25, 2013
Great shot!
ak8996a
 
ak8996a February 25, 2013
Gorgeous!
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foto3la11 March 10, 2013
Winter wonderland.
mikeyffin
 
mikeyffin March 19, 2013
Great Shot Voted
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rmr731 March 22, 2013
Beautiful shot! Voted!
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes March 22, 2013
Beautiful work!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone March 22, 2013
Stunning! I can only dream of ever seeing this let alone capturing it! Amazing work!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 23, 2013
Stunning colour and composition. Voted
melsteinberg
 
melsteinberg March 23, 2013
Voted, absolutely amazing
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sherrymarie April 02, 2013
Masterpiece!!
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio May 10, 2013
fantastic
JessHahaj
 
JessHahaj June 13, 2013
Great work - all of it :-) this is a stunning capture of the lake in winter!
SFalagario_photos
 
SFalagario_photos June 13, 2013
Absolutely stunning lighting! Love it
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph November 18, 2013
Amazing shot.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan June 04, 2014
Awesome view, great capture. Congrats on the feature.
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WileKyK June 04, 2014
Beautiful landscape with amazing light. Congratulations on your Feature!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 04, 2014
Beautiful sunrise. Congratulations.
kkat PRO
 
kkat June 04, 2014
Nice! Congratulations!!!
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 04, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 June 04, 2014
Stunning!!
Gordys1
 
Gordys1 June 04, 2014
love it
Vash01Photo PRO
 
Vash01Photo June 04, 2014
I love the sunlight falling on the snow
isstoossay PRO
 
isstoossay June 04, 2014
Crater Lake is on my bucket list- well done!
mclime PRO
 
mclime June 04, 2014
Beautiful, congrats!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life June 04, 2014
WOWIE...amazing capture, my friend :):)
jane_koranda
 
jane_koranda June 04, 2014
Beautiful....colors
catini
 
catini June 04, 2014
Great composition and exposure, congrats on your feature!
Charlie
 
Charlie June 05, 2014
truly amazing:) nature is expressed at its peak of beauty!
stevenness
 
stevenness June 05, 2014
nice crisp shot, good one
LoanaLMP
 
LoanaLMP June 05, 2014
Wow! Beautiful image.
Imannezami
 
Imannezami June 06, 2014
nice shot. cheers
shema
 
shema June 06, 2014
wow! I want to do the rim on snowmobile, wonderful shot!
amylynnparrett
 
amylynnparrett June 07, 2014
Just beautiful!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin June 08, 2014
..congratulations on your Feature, Greg...super cool shot :-)
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes June 09, 2014
Beautiful, congratulations.
paulinesimmonds
 
paulinesimmonds June 11, 2014
Love the almost pastel shades, super capture!
BLPhotography PRO
 
BLPhotography June 12, 2014
I like the golden color. Beautiful shot
jayemjay50
 
jayemjay50 June 18, 2014
Beautiful
chloestyles
 
chloestyles June 23, 2014
this is amazing !!!
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 October 01, 2014
Outstanding work!!
JacquiBarkerPhotography
 
JacquiBarkerPhotography November 21, 2014
This is beautiful
kfahey
 
kfahey January 28, 2015
WIDE
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold February 02, 2015
Fantastic!
jerryb
 
jerryb February 06, 2015
Great shot of Crater Lake was there many years ago! Nice work
terryc PRO+
 
terryc February 08, 2015
Stunning!
jovannasireno
 
jovannasireno February 18, 2015
Beautiful!
vojce PRO
 
vojce March 05, 2015
fantastic
diannetoope
 
diannetoope March 06, 2015
WOW! What a great shot... beautiful colors & textures.
rogercampeau PRO
 
rogercampeau April 07, 2015
Awesome photo !!!!
AnnuO
 
AnnuO April 27, 2015
Cool!
ImagesByLouisa
 
ImagesByLouisa May 29, 2015
absolutely gorgeous image love it
WalterCunet
 
WalterCunet June 11, 2015
Really beautiful !
shema
 
shema July 21, 2015
I want to snowmobile around Crater lake! super shot!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl November 17, 2016
Very nice capture
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 August 16, 2018
Lovely

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Behind The Lens

Location
In Crater Lake National Park, at Discovery Point.
Time
5:30 in the morning, at sunrise.
Lighting
Sunrise with clouds: it doesn't get any better when you get that mixture.
Equipment
Pentax K-5, Pentax DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5 fisheye zoom lens, Feisol tripod.
Inspiration
I had seen images of Crater Lake shot after freshly fallen snow, and wanted to shoot under such conditions. For years, when at Crater Lake, I would scout for positions, angles, FOV to shoot a sunrise after freshly fallen snow. I came up with the idea of fisheye shot at Discovery Point. Then it was simply waiting for a time when I could access Discovery Point after fresh snow (sometime in June is the only time this is likely to happen). After waiting for several years, in June of 2012, the weather forecast snow showers for the first weekend in summer. Went up to Crater Lake and on a chilly Sunday morning, got this shot which I had previsualized years before.
Editing
Some dodging and burning in Lightroom, adjustment of White Balance.
In my camera bag
Pentax K-1, Pentax DFA 28-105, Pentax FA 20-35, Feisol tripod and ballhead, polarizer filters, cable release
Feedback
Try to previsualize how a specific shot might look under different weather conditions (i.e., clouds, sunrise, sunset, snow, etc.). Then return to that sight when you have the best chance to get kind of light and weather conditions to help realize your vision.

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