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 .


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Bound for America

1 05 2010

I will be leaving my home city of Perth for 6 weeks bound for America .

Really looking foward to the trip its been a long time planing and saving , probably why I have been pretty quite on the net the last few months been working a lot of overtime to pay for it .

Cant wait to see some of the stunning landscape Amercia has to show inculding Yosemite , Lake Taho , Napa Valley and Hawaii .

Will be keeping my Face Book Fan page up to date with my travels http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirk-Hille-Photography/275729253433

looking  forward to getting a heap of photographs will I’m over there , bough two extra portable hard drives hopefully should have enough space for all the photos I take .