Morning contrasts

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I missed a week of posts because I was out backpacking with friends. It’s was great to get outside and unplug from the world around us. On this particular morning I was up early and wandering around our campsite and was able to capture these plays on light and color. 

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.

Freel Ridge Hike

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One of the highest peaks in the Tahoe Basin is Freel Peak. At 10,886, the last mile to the summit can be challenging but the views along the trail are spectacular!

Silver Lake and Thunder Mountain

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045Drove into Tahoe on highway 88 last Saturday morning. We came around a bend to this beautiful view of Silver Lake with the reflection of trees in the water and a snow capped Thunder Mountain.

Rain is coming

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023Recent weather has me cooped up inside and a chance to revisit some photos from the past months. This was taken in late September at Alpine Lake in California. The rain was coming in and I snapped a few shots before putting the camera away for protection. As you can see from the water lines on the boulder, it’s much needed.

Blue Sky – Blue Water

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096-2A nice evening on Caples Lake after the first snow last October. The sky wasn’t anything special to look at until you saw the reflection of it the lake.

Hike to Star Lake

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009One of my favorite places to hike to in the Lake Tahoe Basin is Star Lake. A little alpine lake that has many fond memories.

Sunset Lake and the Nipple

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055A view of the Nipple from the South shore of Sunset Lake.

Fall Color at Sunset Lake

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052Sunset Lake runs along the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) and I found some fall color at the lake

Caples Lake Dam

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079In this shot, the Caples Lake Dam in shadow and reflecting in the lake.