Crater Lake, Oregon
On our Oregon adventure, we went to Crater Lake. I wanted to get some late afternoon and sunset shots but we misjudged the time it would take to get there and we arrived well after the sun was down. I was determined to get something, even though it was very dark, with just a hint of pink left in the sky. I knew that major post processing would be the only thing that would make an image I would want to keep. First, I used a 16mm wide angle lens in order to fit the entire lake in one frame. Using a wide angle lens, of course, made the moon the size of a pin head. So I used a 300 mm telephoto lens to take a shot of the moon and placed it directly over the original moon in Photoshop. Then in Lightroom I bumped up the color in the sky and increased the moon glow on the lake. Finally I used Perfect Effects to give the entire image a soft, dreamy look. Creating something out of nothing is challenging and fun!!