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Twilight blues envelop an ancient tree on the rim of Oregon's Crater Lake.

View it in the lightbox! That's where it was MEANT TO BE VIEWED.

Single 2-minute exposure, since everyone's all up on my jock about compositing. Up on my jock, I say!

Credit goes to Zack Schnepf for the composition, although it should be noted that in order to have the rim and Wizard Island unobstructed by that branch, there really isn't any other horizontal comp that can be done on this side of the tree. :)

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