Views from the Bench

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Saturday’s view from the Bench along the Tahoe Rim Trail.


Moon and Venus

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Early morning with the moon and Venus rising above.

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View from the top

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Went on a 4 day backpacking trip with eleven kids from the YMCA of San Francisco , sponsored by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association High point of the trip, peak bagging Freel Peak at 10,881ft. The view from the top was amazing!


Beach with a view

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One of my favorite places in the Tahoe area is Kiva Beach. It’s a long strip of sandy beach front that you can bring your dog to. It has amazing views of Lake Tahoe and Mt Tallac. On this morning, I walked as far as I could go and got down low to catch the flow of the river as it moved into the lake. Mt Tallac can be seen in the distance.


Curvature of the earth – Bonsai Rock

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Taken last weekend using my fisheye lens, Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe. I’ve seen many photos of Bonsai Rock, usually the best time is late afternoon and around sunset. For this photo I went out early and scrambled down the hillside to the shore and waited for the sun to crest the mountain side. I had the whole shoreline and beach to myself. Recent rains has raised the lake water levels again. I love the clarity of this lake, the blue tones and the rocks under water.

Absence of color

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Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.” – Elliott Erwit

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Hike a Ridge-line

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“April showers bring May flowers”. Showers in the high country mean snow and what better way to take in the views than a hike along the ridge-line.

Frozen Shoreline

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037Here’s the frozen shoreline of Caples Lake. I liked the interesting shapes of ice that formed. I’m not sure if there’s a boulder under one of the round ones or if somehow the currents created the ice disks in the water.

This is my 800th post! Wow and it’s the close of 2014! I’d like to wish you Happy New Year and may the new year bring you joy and happiness. 2015 brings some new travel adventures so I will be posting once a week instead of daily.

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Natural Blue Tones

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001Caples Lake after the recent snow storm, the natural blue tones are highlighted in the sky, water, snow and ice forming.