Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Bonsai Rock in Afterglow

Bonsai Rock in Afterglow - 5D2, Zeiss 50, f/5.6, 30s, ISO 100
This past weekend, I was in the Lake Tahoe area mostly on a family vacation.  However I had Saturday evening and Sunday morning available for doing some landscape photography.  Since I'd never seen Bonsai Rock, that was my subject for Saturday evening.  Getting down to the shore was a bit of a challenge since I didn't know there was a direct path leading right to the optimal spot to photograph this scene.

I worked just as the sun started to set but my favorite images are definitely from after the sun had set, with the long exposures smoothing out the water and the pinks and purples in the sky. 

The water level was quite high in Lake Tahoe, no doubt partially because of the record snowfall this past winter so a lot of the surrounding rocks were submerged.  I'll definitely have to return here and re-photograph this scene.
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