We spent last week down in Klamath Falls, visiting the wildlife refuges there and reprising a trip we took a couple of Junes ago to Crater Lake. I promise you this image was not Photoshopped--I am not very good at that anyway, but there is no need when you are at Crater Lake for any of those modern tools of (dare I say it?) enhancement bordering on fakery! The combination of accumulations of snow, blue skies and the unbelievable color of the Lake makes photography easy! I liked the Lake even better this year. Rim Drive was plowed to Discovery Point and only walkers and bicyclists were permitted beyond that point. We only saw a few people when we got there at 10am. Later more crowds arrived, and I must say the light was better as the day wore on, which kind of surprised me--I always think of early and late light as the best for painting and photography, but there must be something about direct overhead sunlight striking the Lake's water--or perhaps there was more glare early in the day, and the surface of the water was more rippled in windier conditions. I will research this and try to find an answer.