Bonsai Rock – Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Bonsai Rock - Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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For yrs, I resisted ever taking a getaway except if it centered on practically nothing but SCUBA diving. How factors have changed.

Around the Thanksgiving vacation, Kendra and I decided on a long weekend up about Lake Tahoe. The low-cost lodging and simple accessibility to a number of various capturing places assisted enjoy a section in our choice. Getting shut to casinos and a multitude of Safeways, Subways, and Starbucks was an surprising shock.

For our initial working day, we bought up at 6am to end packing and get to Tahoe by lunch time, therefore enabling ourselves a lot of time to scout out and obtain Bonsai Rock. It seemed like a excellent position to begin as the temperature forecast called for worsening wind and probable snow showers as the weekend progressed. Stephen Oachs had outlined a little something about reflections and wind, and yeah they will not mix.

Kendra is the GPS queen, and she loaded up a bunch of spots for us to verify out. As we drove about the lake, she would randomly notify me how fast I was driving by looking at her GPS. As we handed Sand Harbor, I realized Bonsai Rock was shut and instructed Kendra to search out the window for it as it is down a rather steep incline from the freeway.

“But the GPS says we have 4 a lot more miles”, she reported. “No”, I replied,”it truly is only about fifty percent a mile or so from Sand Harbor”. At that fast, I listen to “there it is!” and the GPS chimes in that we had arrived at our destination. Amusing how 4 miles can be coated in 30 seconds. Very good task GPS.

So this is my reflections shot, you will never see numerous a lot more reflections from me out of this trip. The temperature forecasters were being really precise.

I did choose up a couple new toys just before the trip. A single staying a Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer. This polarizer is like offering a drug addict an limitless provide of funds and creating them immune to the authorized technique. I almost never took this filter off as it was a terrific option to see what it could do. I felt I required this minimal “preface” in get to assist make clear some of the far out and whacky shades that I will be posting above the subsequent week or two. And if you will not know about the Gold-N-Blue polarizer by Singh-Ray, browse a lot more in this article.

I hope everyone had a terrific long weekend, and I will be slowly and gradually catching up with you all above the subsequent few days!

Nikon D300
Nikkor twelve-24mm @ 12mm
15sec @ f14, ISO one hundred
Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue Polarizer
Lee .nine and .6 Tender GND Filters

Posted by Jim Patterson Pictures on 2009-twelve-01 17:twelve:07

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