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Monday Photo Inspiration – Sunset on Waldo

Every Monday I post a photo that is meant to inspire you, motivate you, cause you to pause and ponder, remind you of your dreams and hopefully entice you to act on whatever your goals may be.  This Monday the inspiration comes from high in the Oregon Cascades.

Sunset on Waldo Lake

Canon 5D Mark II | ISO 100 | 17mm | F/22 | 10 seconds


One of my favorite places is Waldo Lake high in the Oregon Cascades.  It is one of the purest lakes in the world and you can literally see tens of feet into it’s crystal clear water.  With a maximum depth of 420 feet it is the second deepest lake in Oregon (the first is Crater Lake).  Back in 2009 I captured this sunset on Waldo.  It’s a 10 second exposure which blurs the water and makes it silky smooth.  It was August which was also the height of the mosquito season and I just about went crazy from the constant high pitched whining in my ears from hoards of these irritants.  But it was worth the sacrifice to come away with this beautiful image.

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal. ~ Elbert Hubbard

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