Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summit Tunnel in Truckee, CA (Part 9) - Truckee/Tahoe February 2016

Back in February 2016, I took at trip to Truckee, CA and Lake Tahoe (both California and Nevada side). Most of the photos are of snowy winter scenery. I visited places such as Donner Lake, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Abandoned Historical Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) Tunnels, and more. I took many photos and are here to share with you. The photos will be split over several blog posts. If you have been following me on here, you'd know there has been a ton of stuff happening in my life such as my old computer breaking down and health issues I've had to deal with. This delayed my photo processing by a very long time which is why I am only posting them now. I also did vlogs on this trip. If you are interested in viewing them, you can do so here.

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The photos for today are from day 3 of my trip and were taken on 2/21/2016. This will be the last of my photos from this trip. The photos for today are from Abandoned Historical Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) Tunnel #6, also know as Summit Tunnel, and tunnel #7. I shot these photos on my trip back through the tunnels. As mentioned in a previous blog post, there won't be any GPS location data for these photos as I was underground.

A photo of Central Pacific Railroad Tunnel #7 looking through to tunnel #6. As mentioned in a previous blog post, these tunnels are mainly known for the street art on the tunnel walls. Here is a photo of the street art on the walls of tunnel #7. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

Street art on the walls of Central Pacific Railroad Tunnel #7. 

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


 Icicles on the walls in Central Pacific Railroad Tunnel #6 (aka Summit Tunnel). Photo shot with the help of my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT.

Here is a photo shot from inside the tunnel #6 facing the entrance. I know I already did this photo earlier in the trip, but I felt I could maybe make a better composition so I shot another photo. I felt it made a pretty cool composition with the icicles and the contrast between light and dark.   

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


A photo of the icicles at the entrance of tunnel #6 shot from the outside. As I have warned you in a previous blog post, please don't stand under these icicles unless you are willing to take the risk of dying! These icicles are constantly falling down and if one fell on you, it will definitely injure or kill you. As a nature photographer, I decided to take a risk. I positioned myself under a few icicles that looked more sturdy and well formed. I also had someone watching the whole time for potential danger too. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 A photo of the entrance to Central Pacific Railroad Tunnel #6 (aka Summit Tunnel). You can see how large those icicles are compared to the people inside the tunnel. As I mentioned before, they are huge and potentially dangerous. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

This is all the photos for today and for this chain of blog posts. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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