MYSTIC ISLE • CRATER LAKE, OREGON
45 Artist Proof • 495 Limited Edition
“I wanted a different perspective of Crater Lake. I was looking for something out of the norm, something you haven’t seen in hundreds of photos. So I hiked from the top of the mountainside to the bottom of the water’s edge. I must have hiked for miles around the steep outer banks. I recall it snowing and being bitter cold, taking everything I had not to fall into the water.
I came upon this mystical perspective of Wizard Island and knew it was special. I felt as if I was in a dream. The fog was so heavy I could barely make out the image of the island. All I could see was the deep bluish water which seemed to disappear into the unknown. All of a sudden the fog began to lift and this obscure vision of the trees started to peek through.
I quickly set up my camera and did a few exposures not knowing how long this intersection of factors would last.
When I reflect back on this brief instant captured with my camera, a sense of peacefulness, calmness, and silence permeates within. I so look forward to learning what it does for you.”
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