The force of nature is beyond our imagination.We can see the effects of its power but I don’t think we can actually fathom the pure power and magnificence of these forces..Yes,we can see the cracks in the surface after a earthquake,And we can look into the depths of the Grand Canyon to see how water can erode even natures structures to dust. The one force that is the most visual though is the “volcanic” eruption when it is really angry. Just look on the Internet(Mt St Helen’s,Mt Lassen,Kilauea,so many others.) to see images of this force in its mesmerizing beauty and in its destructive worst.. One benefit of those eruptions for those of us that are only here a very short time is that it creates wonderful mountains to gaze upon..This section of Mt Lassen in northern California is only one small part of the HUGE volcano that once stood here. This little meadow is in the “crater” of that giant caldera. To be walking through this pristine high mountain meadow just knowing that at one time it was a giant pot of bubbling ,liquid rock is a revelation . How insignificant I have become….A excerpt from “The epitaph of an Addicted Photographer”…Dennis


Mt. Lassen.The dormant volcano that the park is named after..Lassen National Park is a hidden treasure to view and experience. This view is from “the Upper Big Meadow” area..

Featured in the “Pacific Northwest Group”Featured in “Your Countries Best”…groupFeatured in “Mountains Across the Globe” groupFeatured in"Canon junior" group 2-11-11Viewed by 138 people as of 2-10-11Taken with a Canon 7D…


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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! what a great capture and reflections.

  • Thanks for the nice words Andrea…..Dennis

    – ducilla

  • BingoStar
    BingoStaralmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful place to be. I Love the colors and the great reflections in the water. The water is such an gorgeous shade of Blue. Great shot …DEE

  • Thanks Doc.. This was one from my last trip..Way too much fun!.. Hope all is well and I can get back to normal soon!…DEE..

    – ducilla

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Again Elaine….Dennis

    – ducilla

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome and beautiful capture Dennis!!!…beautiful colors and reflection….Susan

  • Thanks Susan… This is my favorite National Park…Dennis

    – ducilla

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 4 years ago

    Dennis…. what a beautiful “gleaming” view from here!!!! Dramatic, colorful, reflective……. I would imagine a great place to spend a few quiet moments!!!

  • Thanks Brenda… lol..It was almost too peaceful..I almost felt conspicuous?

    – ducilla

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!! Very beautiful!

  • Thanks Ices… Lassen Park has so many great vistas…Dennis

    – ducilla

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Firealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Again Fiery… Dennis

    – ducilla

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderalmost 4 years ago

    nice view and great color..:))

  • Thanks for the comments!..Its a great park .Almost to much to see in one trip…Dennis

    – ducilla

  • seeya
    seeyaalmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image! Are you on the east or northeast) side? Sandy

  • Thanks Sandy!..This area is on the south-east side of the peak.just over the summit from the main entrance.. Its a view of King Creek above the falls…Dennis

    – ducilla

  • magition
    magitionalmost 4 years ago

    It’s wonderful, it’s so nice,
    It’s just a pleasure for the eyes!
    There is a mirror, where you can
    To see volcano once again
    As for the colors, I should say,
    They just reflect a pretty day

  • Wonderful words Magition!..Thanks so much for your thoughts and prose…Dennis

    – ducilla

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