Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2011, Day 290 - Tears of charity

This is a view of the valley that is home to Green Lake.  On the left is Charity, also known as South Sister, and at her summit is a crater lake called Teardrop Pool.  The youngest of the three sisters, Charity watches over this valley and enthusiasts who pass through to relax along the edge of the lake and enjoy its' azure waters.

To reach this point we had to hike about four-and-a-half miles and while the terrain was not steep there was an incline almost the entire way.  When you add stops for me to take pictures it does take some time, the better part of a half day in and out.  I took the series of photos that make up this panorama as we were departing.  The tufts of orange-yellow grasses, the rolling trail, the glimpse of Green Lake and Mount Charity all made for a breathtaking sight.  My hope is that you can feel a little bit of a grandeur that I felt when I crested the rise and first took in this alpine treasure.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
27mm, f11, 1.6 sec @ 100 ISO

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