Wizard Island in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.
Taken last Sunday. Yes, the water really is that blue! Sigma SD14, Sigma 18-250mm OS @ 21mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/80s, hand held.

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Sun Aug 07, '11 03:56PM
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Media ID 20110811172936874  
Date Sun Aug 07, '11 03:56PM
Comments 7
Views 1360
Uploaded By Roger Maki
Aperture Value f//5.6
Date/Time Sun Aug 07, '11 11:56AM
EXIF Image Height 657 pixels
EXIF Image Width 1024 pixels
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 21 mm
ISO 100
Make Sigma
Metering Mode Pattern
Model SIGMA SD14
Sensing Method One Chip Color Area Sensor
Shutter Speed Value 1/80 sec
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Hi Roger! Great shot of a beautiful location. I have never been in person but have seen a great many photos from here, and I love this one. I really hope to get there sometime - what brought you there? THanks for sharing this.

Hi, Patrick.  Thanks for your comments.  My wife and I were on vacation when I took this photo.  We flew into Portland, OR and used it as a base from which to take day trips along the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, to Cannon Beach and Astoria on the Pacific coast, and up to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Washington.  Then we drove south and spent two nights at Crater Lake National Park.

That is BLUE!  I have been on the west coast prior to Singapore for many years and never made it here.  I am so embarrassed and bummed as I really love this place and you captured it on such a wonderful day with the sky and colors.  It does appear to be a little too sharp on my monitor and was wondering what it would be like if softened a little?   Was this hard to get to????

Hi, Richard.  Thanks for your comments.  It was actually very easy to get to Crater Lake National Park.  We drove down from Portland along I-5, and then took OR 58 from Eugene most of the way to the park.  I shot this photo from an overlook at Rim Village.  There's a 33 mile road called Rim Drive that circles the lake, and there are many overlooks along the route.  The Cleetwood Cove Trail is the only authorized foot trail down to the lake itself, and it's a 2.2 mile round trip hike on a mostly smooth, wide path of fine volcanic pumice and ash that looks like gray sand.  I walked partway down that trail, and going downhill it was very easy.  Although I didn't think that the trail was particularly steep, the exertion of walking uphill in the 7.000' elevation had me panting for breath.

Have never seen such blue waters before., lovely photograph Smile

Roger this is a great shot.

A question about your camera The Sigma uses 3 layers  R G B  not like all other cameras 1 layer with RGB 

Does this make a difference in the colour enhancing it a bit more.How does it handle???

You are using it hands on and this is what interests m,

e as I don't know anyone who own's one and a few people have asked me Q. about this camera(Sigma)

and all I know is what they write from the manufacturer which is allways very good 

Thanks AVI

Hi, Avi,

I bought my Sigma DSLRs (the SD14 and my older SD10) because I had been using Sigma film bodies, so I already had Sigma lenses.  I started using Sigma film bodies in 1994.  I wanted an upgrade from my 20-year-old manual film body to a camera with electronic features, and I was shopping for a Nikon.  I discovered that I couldn't afford a Nikon camera with all of the features that I wanted, but then I read about Sigma's new SA300 SLR film camera.  It had everything that I wanted, plus the camera and a 28-200mm lens were much cheaper than the Nikon N8008 body that I was looking at, so I bought it.  I bought my Sigma SD10 DSLR in 2004.

I like the concept of Sigma's 3-layer Foveon sensor very much, since it mimics the three layers of film emulsion.  I'm very pleased with the color that I get from my camera.  In post processing I occassionally make some minor adjustments to color saturation, sometimes even desaturating the color because it's too intense (not often, though).  I often I have shots where the color is great without any adjustments.  I've had a couple of people make positive comments about the great color in my photos, wondering how I was able to produce it, without knowing that I used a Sigma.