I can't get the lighting quite right tonight but I also can't wait to post because it's finished! And it seemed fitting since right after the solar eclipse this morning, my husband said, "man! This summer we saw Crater Lake AND A full solar eclipse! What a year!" .
Acrylic on canvas
Sunset at Quilotoa Crater 🙏🏼🌄
First, a note on this lake- Once summiting the volcano, we were welcomed by Quilotoa Lagoon's brilliant turquoise colour. After debating whether we should stay the night or leave- we opted to stay. During sunset (and later we noticed sunrise), we were delighted to see the lake was new this beautiful deep milky grey 😍 So grateful for our decision to stay the night and see this lagoon in all it's shades of beauty (along with a gorgeous sunset and beautiful sunrise) 😉
Now, latest update. Still in Iquitos (Peruvian Amazon) and just returned from spending a few days in a jungle community. Celebrated the completion of 6 months in S America and now relaxing in the city for the next few days before heading west on the Amazon River 🚤
16/30 Bend=small Oregonian town with small pocket of desert paradise filled with mountains, rivers, pine trees, food and beer (it has the most breweries per capita of any town in Oregon and home to Deschutes brewery). We've been constantly on the go and took a much needed R&R day at Looney Bean, a lakefront coffee shop where we were able to spend the whole day reading (The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt) and catching up on work. Other Bend favorites include stopping by and grabbing an ocean roll( a buttery croissant dough rolled with cardamom and sugar) at Sparrows Bakery in the morning and walking around The workhouse, a multi artist studio place, walking through the farmers market on Wednesdays, whiskey/gin tasting, and overall peace and quiet in nature
First time road trip 🚙👫🐕with #kibatheshiba was a success! Although he didn't do much but enjoy the good life of eat, sleep, and potty. He probably hated us for having him sleep in a cold tent ❄️🏕 and taking waterfall pictures that he doesn't care for, but I think he secretly loves chasing waterfall. #mcarthurburneyfalls#craterlake#multnomahfalls
Yesterday we ascended to Avacha volcano which was quite a challenge. The pictures are coming soon and this one is the Mutnovsky volcano crater lake which is almost dry in this time of the year.
Вчера забирались на вулкан Авачинский, что было весьма непросто. Фотки уже в пути, а пока кратер вулкана Мутновский. Озеро в это время года почти пересохло, но все равно успешно дополняет сюрреалистичный пейзаж.
Once in a lifetime experience! 🙏🏻Nem da pra acreditar, mas nossa mini road trip nada teve a ver com o Eclipse Solar... foi só mais uma incrível coincidência! Difícil capturar o que pudemos ver lá, mas nessa foto dá ver o Sol bem pequenino no lado direito dos óculos! Não escureceu tanto, pois onde estávamos o Sol foi encoberto em 96%. Quaaase! Rs Mas esfriou bastante até ele voltar por completo. Enfim, foi lindo! 🌞🌚💙 #solareclipse#eclipse2017#craterlake
We spent a few days camping in Tahoe, then headed up to Crater Lake to watch the eclipse. So grateful to have a best friend and wife who is more than willing to do these adventures. Our kids like visiting national parks for their birthdays so it's even better.
Well the hype of the eclipse got me. With the fires and road closures and excessive and unnecessary hiking, I got the photo I had envisioned.
The thing for me is that an experience is impossible to portray. I take liberties with my photos to portray how I FELT, how the experience felt, maybe how the light felt and not looked.
This image is a result of that style.
This wasn't a totality location, but it was 93% and when it hit that 93% this was the eeriness that I was feeling. I hope this image makes you feel that. Sort of like another planet.
A dude we were shooting with was actually going off about how weird it would be for people to experience this long long ago when they didn't know what was happening. Alien like, unknown, creepy darkness in the mid day. It was rather hilarious and true because you can really put yourself in that place during an eclipse.
The fires added a little color and we actually had faint amounts of clouds which worked in my favor. Just an out of control place to be during the eclipse. As rare as earth provides at any one time.
We got truly lucky, as you couldn't even see across the lake the day.
Crater lake + an eclipse is one that won't be forgotten. Hope this is a unique image among all you'll see.
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