Posted: September 11, 2012 in HDR, Nikon D90, Washington

Here’s the first processed shot out of my recent visit to Washington State. Many more to come, but I chose this one because Lake Crescent was simply one of my favorite spots on the trip.

This is one place I wished I could have stayed longer. In fact, it was probably one of the coolest places we went while we were near Port Angeles, Washington, and the Olympic National Park (and that is saying something). The water gets its blue-green color from the absence of nitrogen in the water. And it is so clear that you can see the bottom even when it’s many feet deep. This dock is right in front of the lodge entrance, and is perfect for taking a load off in one of the provided Adirondack chairs and simply watching the shimmering water.

The lake was created when a landslide occurred many thousands of years ago, forming the epic ridges you see here today. These ridges entrapped the water, and filled up the valley that, to this day, has still not been accurately measured, because of its enormous depth.

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