Friday, January 6, 2012

Canada Geese/Scenery - Lake Tahoe 2011 Part 2

I recently went to Lake Tahoe for vacation. Took some photos. :) There wasn't a lot of snow this year though. The weather patterns have been really weird recently. Anyways. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Lake Tahoe is a large fresh water lake in the Sierra Nevada of United States. It is located on the state line of California and Nevada. The lake is 1645 feet deep making it the second deepest lake in the USA (#1 is Crater Lake in Oregon). Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both California and Nevada. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer recreation areas, and other tourist attractions. The Nevada side also includes high amounts of casinos which also attracts quite some people.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best bird photos from 2011, use this link. To view my best photos from Lake Tahoe and Truckee in 2009 and 2011, use this link. To view all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

Part: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

Today's post will show some landscapes and the Tahoe Forest floor. I hope you enjoy it. Anyways I got better photos to come in the following days. :) These weren't the best ones I took.

A small partially frozen creek. The creek flows into Lake Tahoe. Even though there wasn't snow, the temperature outside was cold enough for water to freeze. I literally had iced tea in my car when I got up in the morning! XD
Update 2/22/2016: I visited this place again recently, and unlike my 17 year old self, I actually took note of where this actually was. This photo is of Griff Creek at Kings Beach, CA. 

A small bridge allowing people to cross the small creek shown above.  I thought it would be fun trying to get across with out using the bridge, but almost fell into the water because the ice was not thick at all! LOL It was fun though. :P
Update 2/22/2016: I visited this place again recently, and unlike my 17 year old self, I actually took note of where this actually was. This photo is of Griff Creek at Kings Beach, CA.

 I saw a group of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) resting on the ice and rocks and I thought it would make a great "eye catcher" for a landscape shot. Here you go! This is probably one of the best photos I took on vacation. :) The sun slightly under exposed my photo though.
Update 2/22/2016: I visited this place again recently, and unlike my 17 year old self, I actually took note of where this actually was. This photo is shot at at Kings Beach, CA.

Photography Tips: Every good photo needs an "eye catcher". Try different angles! Even if a place is beautiful, a landscape photo will look average with out an "eye catcher". See how the above photo have geese in it? When you look at a photo, your eyes will look for something that catches the eyes. The geese in the above photo acts as an "eye catcher". Try it and see for yourself! 

 More Canada geese. There is some frost on the neck of one of them.
Update 2/22/2016: I visited this place again recently, and unlike my 17 year old self, I actually took note of where this actually was. This photo is shot at at Kings Beach, CA.

Another landscape shot. 
Update 2/22/2016: I visited this place again recently, and unlike my 17 year old self, I actually took note of where this actually was. This photo is shot at at Kings Beach, CA.

Some great camera accessories for you camera! Remember, ad money helps pay for my camera equipment and online storage fees. :)

Tahoe forest floor. 

Another photo of the Tahoe forest floor.

A close up of the leaves on a bush. If anyone knows what it is, tell me. :)

Frozen ice balls on grass and dried twigs. Part of the water's reflection was removed with my circular polarizer
Update 2/22/2016: I visited this place again recently, and unlike my 17 year old self, I actually took note of where this actually was. This photo is shot at at Kings Beach, CA.

 Another shot of ice.
Update 2/22/2016: I visited this place again recently, and unlike my 17 year old self, I actually took note of where this actually was. This photo is shot at at Kings Beach, CA.

I have around 30 photos left. Most of my good photos will be in the next post so make sure you check back! Also, if you enjoyed today's post, please share it with your friends and family members! See you guys next time! Thanks for looking at today's photos.

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