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Crater Lake Paintbrush

Crater Lake Paintbrush
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-17 2:10
Viewed: 3571
Points: 14
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I found this bunch of Indian Paintbrush on the trail to Mount Scott overlooking Crater Lake. Perhaps these brushes were used to paint this glorious scene?

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) From the Figwort family.

The Paintbrush evoked the Native American legend of a young brave who tried to paint the sunset with his warpaints. Frustrated that he could not match the brilliance of nature, he ask for guidance from the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit gave him paintbrushes laden with the colors he so desired. With these, he painted his masterpiece and left the spent brushes in fields across the landscape. These brushes sprouted the flowers we now so wonderfully love!

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To Evelynn: I think you might be right!LCannon 1 09-17 21:09
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Hi Lori
Beautiful landscape like a postcard, with great colors and superb foreground, really nice shot

Hi Lori,

Excellent composition and fine details. Colors of the flowers and deep blue waters of the lake make a nice combination. Very nice!


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-09-17 3:59]

Very scenic landscape picture. Well composed with the red flowers in the forground. The picture seems a little low in contrast, but that may also have to do with my cheap monitor.
Regards, Jacob

Good opening into the scene, although the Paintbrush overpowers the scene also due to the size and area they occupy in the photo. Nice image though,

This is quite a lovely image Lori. I love the colors and the high point of view. I "feel" the image needs a slight rotation to the right... but I can't prove it!!

Evelynn : )

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-09-17 18:13]

Hi Lory,
WOW, this is an excellent shot. Very beautiful colors (flowers, stones, crater and sky). Very nice shot.
Thanks for sharing,


Hi Lori
Nice shot at Crater Lake. This place always looks so amazing with the deep blue water. I seen some of these Indian Paintbrush at Wahclella Falls till now I didn't know what they were called.
Nice job,TFS

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