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Lava Butte Caldera / facing north

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 21 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

In the foreground is U.S. Highway 97 as it enters Bend, Oregon. The red ribbon across the middle is the spiral road which corkscrews up from the base to near the rim of this caldera.

I can't recall ever seeing anything like the 'limb' that is coming out of this tree. Nature never stops delivering amazement.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The foreground is like a living sculpture . . extraordinary.

21 Jun 2011 7:32am

k@ from Paris, France

I like those tones & the running root a lot. Hope you're fine, Stephen ~ 

21 Jun 2011 11:57am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful veiw of this pristine forested area Stephen! ;-)

21 Jun 2011 12:48pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

You are so right about natures amazement. I have never seen anything close to this. Great find and capture.

21 Jun 2011 1:34pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very very nice landscape image !

21 Jun 2011 5:43pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Certainly the most unusual branch line I've ever seen.
These landscapes were screaming out for colour I think.

21 Jun 2011 7:26pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I love the shot, the colors are great!

21 Jun 2011 9:58pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Truly beautiful country Stephen. Like the long road leading into infinity. Great foreground, like the curving red road and the unique looking tree. Fabulous capture of this lovely place.

21 Jun 2011 11:32pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

excellent framing

22 Jun 2011 5:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just fantastic in every respect, Stephen!!Beautiful image sir!

24 Jun 2011 2:04pm