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Lava Butte Caldera

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 19 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

near Bend, Oregon

Here - looking into the caldera of the volcano looking down upon the lower rim where yesterday's post was taken. The volcano just right of center is Bachelor Mountain. To the right of that is the southernmost peak of 'The Three Sisters' trio of volcanic summits.

While here - I learned the difference between black and red lava rock.It all starts as black - the rocks that fall back into the caldera get super-heated by the steam and oxidize - hence the red color.

Larger View & map: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/135676871/original

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Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I love the gritty feel to the shot Stephen! Great tones and textures in this B&W shot! Bravo! ;-)

19 Jun 2011 2:31pm

David from Detroit, United States

There is a vertigo-like sense of sliding into the caldera in this shot.

19 Jun 2011 2:35pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful layers of textures here. Terrific in b&w!

19 Jun 2011 7:27pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic view.

21 Jun 2011 1:15am