You see so much of MY photography, I thought it would be fun to show off some of my son’s photography this time.
Meet Nick. He is my first born, a leader, intelligent, loves to swim, play water polo, push his sister’s buttons and play video games with his friends for countless hours; he is a foody like his dad and likes photography like his mom. He would never hurt an animal and just wants to laugh all the time, which he does and I LOVE that laugh!
And… he LOVES to take vacations. In fact, I think he could live in the back seat of our van indefinitely if we kept carting him around to different places and kept the food coming.
Since my leap from the corporate world vacations have been scaled way back. From the age of 6 Nick has been to 26 states, many from the back seat of that van! There was not a plan for a family trip this year, but when Nick was given a photography assignment to pick a master photographer that inspires him and then try to create something similar, he asked if we could take a trip to Crater Lake, OR.
It took us about 5 minutes to decide, YES, let’s do it!
Nick’s inspiration: Ansel Adams.
We stopped on the way and he took a few pictures of the Rogue River and the National Forest surrounding it. All of it is so beautiful!
This is one of my favorites!
On the second day we arrived at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. We had been there once before and remember it’s magical blue water. It is really very stunning. The mountains that surround it are equally beautiful and were still full of snow.
The lighting is spectacular on the mountain peaks. This one is a close second for me.
Wizard Island is a volcanic island that started to form after Crater Lake began to fill with water.
Some facts about Crater Lake if you are interested:
- Called Mount Mazama before it erupted many thousands of years ago
- First discovered in 1853, but was ignored for many years until finally became a National Park in 1902
- It is the deepest lake in the United States and the 9th in the world
- It is almost entirely fed by the snowfall and results in one of the clearest lakes in the world
- It has not frozen over since 1949, when the entire surface froze for almost 3 months
I think Nick did an awesome job, don’t you?
And… just so you can see it in full color… a shot I captured…
Next Challenge: Pathway
Have a great Sunday night everyone!