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Crater Lake Winter

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987 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a snowy lake; landscape photograph created by Chris Blake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake Winter

987 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake is a gem in our National Park system and often overlooked in favor of some of the more popular west coast parks. Before there was a crater and a lake there was Mount Mazama; sometime between 6,000 and 7,000 years ago Mount Mazama was a 12,000 foot tall volcano. It’s large eruption was so powerful that half of the volcano collapsed in on itself. Still active after the collapse Mount Mazama has had many eruptions since then but they have been confined to the caldera. These small eruptions are what created Wizard Island. Once the eruptions slowed and the lava cooled the caldera filled with water creating what we know was Crater Lake today.

The deep blue lake that you see today formed over a period of 720 years. It is an astonishing 1,949 feet deep, it is the deepest lake in the United States and the 9th deepest in the world. The caldera measures 5 miles by 6 miles across and ranges in elevation from 7,000 to 8,000 feet. There are no springs or rivers that fill the lake; it consists entirely of rainfall and snow melt. Every 250 years or so the entire amount of water in the lake is replaced between evaporation and seepage into the ground.
Winter time in Crater Lake National Park is very special. There is almost nothing open, very few roads are plowed and only a handful of people a day venture into the park. When I last visited the park the snow pack was at least 10 feet high. The only way to see any of the crater was to snowshoe or cross country ski. While it's a long and tiring process of exploring this vast park in the winter, the effort is well worth it.
The view of the crater with snow surrounding it at the last light of day is something very special. This VAST image comprises over 192 individual photographs allowing for stunning detail of the lake and in particular Wizard Island.

Date & TimeMarch 4, 2021:  5:50pm - 6:10pm
LocationCrater Lake National Park, Oregon
Coordinates42.944600, -122.109000
Focal Length13500
Aperturef/8
Shutter1/160
ISO100
Num of Exposures192

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Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Total Pixels987,068,199 px
Width41,109 px
Height24,011 px
Aspect Ratio1.71 : 1
Date & TimeMarch 4, 2021:  5:50pm - 6:10pm
LocationCrater Lake National Park, Oregon
Coordinates42.944600, -122.109000
Focal Length13500
Aperturef/8
Shutter1/160
ISO100
Num of Exposures192

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987 megapixels
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987 megapixels
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if viewers will be
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Photo id: 10917