Lake Tahoe

27 05 2011

Lake Tahoe IIII
Going through some more images from Lake Tahoe would love to return to this location .

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . 9 Image Stitch

Focal Length : 50m
ISO : 100
F : 13
S : .8s


Lake Tahoe

10 02 2011


The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages . It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. Next time I return to the US Lake Tahoe will defiantly be on my places to stop .

Also been having trouble with one of my portable drives with all my RAW images of my USA trip , have finally got them all off the drive and went through them . This 8 image stitch of one of my favorite places in the US . Lake Tahoe was taken at early morning sunrise . Taken with the Canon 5D MKII , 24 -70mm F2.8 Lens and Lee grad filter

South Lake Tahoe

20 06 2010

Lake Tahoe was my 6th stop durring my visit to the US . I had hired a car and driven from Las Vegas to Yosemite then to Lake Tahoe . Its amazing how much the scenery and weather conditions can change in America compared to Australia . Durring the 8 hour drive from Las Vegas which was a hot dessert with cactus and shrub plants to cold Mountains with pine trees , river , giant granite rocks and snowing .

Lake Tahoe is a largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States . It is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City, Nevada . This would have to be one of my all time favorite locations to photograph and also visit  .

The above photograph is a 8 image stitch of Emerald Bay which is a short drive from Lake Tahoe town . You have to drive along windy roads along cliffs to get here and one part got step long drops on both sides which is quite scary  .

One thing you notice about Lake Tahoe is just how thin the air is up here , after running around the cliff and hills taking photos carrying my  camera bag and tripod I came out of breath a several times even though being young and pretty fit I guess you would climates to the thin air the longer you stay here .  It was also cold , I had thermals , plus jumpers and two jackets beanies and gloves on and it was freezing what made it worst was the wind up top . I would hate to see how cold it could get during winter .

Below is a single image of the Lake just before sunrise .

I only got to spend two nights here during my trip to the USA but it is defiantly on my list of places to return to .

Lake Tahoe

12 06 2010

I’m back from my 6 week trip around America . Have to say its a pretty amazing place and so much variety with different landscapes to photograph .

Had a great time over there , really is an amzing place to photograph and also eat and shop so much variety with every thing compared to Perth .

Came back with around 350 gigs of RAW images from the trip . Will defiantly be planning on going back to some of these locations in the near future .

One of the places I visited was Lake Tahoe , this would be one of my favorite towns and locations during the trip . It was really tranquil and landscape was amazing . Also have to say that you really notice the thinner air up there when your climbing back up hills with your back pack and tripod .

This was an Sunrise shot of Over looking the Lake , It was really cold this morning and had to work between light showers of snow that morning .

Will have a lot more images coming over the next weeks .