Beyond the Rim

Crater Lake National Park, located high within the Cascade Mountains, provides visitors with knowledge and beauty the way her volcanic eruption produced lava 7700 years ago—steadily flowing with periodic bursts of insight and wonder. Her indigenous allure aroused deeper exploration, so I detoured off the grid and slowly trudged into the forested abyss. Just beyond the icy caldera rim, America’s deepest lake mirrored the prodigy of the night and created a liquid snapshot of man versus nature.

My latest image, “Beyond the Rim” was chosen as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) and is displayed today, April 25, 2012 on its website Each day an image or photograph relating to our universe is chosen by Astronomer and Astrophysicist Robert J. Nemiroff Ph.D., and Astrophysicist and Staff Scientist Jerry Bonnell, is made available to a huge fan base worldwide, and used as a tool for educational discussion and academic debate. I consider this opportunity a great honor because the APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet and is a highly respected resource for those in the field.

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