Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon is famous for its deep, pure and blue lake -- and justifiably so, at least on blue-sky days.
But it was mostly stormy when I got up there in late May, so I saw a lot of crater noir: mist-shrouded slopes, dripping trees, low temperatures and ominous shadows on Wizard Island. That's what this quick little video shows, mostly in glorious black and white. (For a sunnier perspective on the same trip, including some great work by Times photographer Mark Boster and a bunch of travel tips, there's this.)
"A Minute Away" is a video series in which nothing much happens -- except you see the world, and hear it, and get a respite from workaday life. We've covered Machu Picchu, Red Square, the Yucatan, the Alamo, an Alaskan float plane and the reading room of the New York Public Library, among other places. Since early 2013, we've been adding a new minute every week (and some of those "minutes" are closer to 120 seconds. So if you'd prefer an hour or two away, we've got more than enough here for you…