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IMG_1095 Painted Dunes, Cinder Cone Trail, Lassen Volcanic National Park | by ThorsHammer94539
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IMG_1095 Painted Dunes, Cinder Cone Trail, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park 2012 Annual Pass Photo Contest:

 

www.nps.gov/lavo/parknews/winner-of-2012-annual-pass-cont...

 

Cinder Cone Trail is my favorite trail in this park. It is also popular, though not alongside the main park road. Painted Dunes are one feature of this trail. This shot is taken from the top of the cinder cone, erupted couple hundred years ago. I feel volcanic landscape most special when some plants try to colonize this kind of soil. This is also a good example that life finds a way.

 

Canon EOS 450D with Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS at f=65mm, Av=4.5, Tv=1/1000 and ISO=250

  

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Taken on October 26, 2008