Friday, January 18, 2013

Galena Creek/Mt. Rose - Lake Tahoe/Reno 2012 (Part 2)

If you live in the SF Bay Area, you probably know it never snows here. Many people like me who live in the SF Bay Area love snow. The nearest place that does get snow is in Lake Tahoe and Reno. Many of us go there in the winter to go ski and snowboard, but for me, I don't like any of that. I enjoy taking photos of snow and playing in it. :) Here are photos of Lake Tahoe and Reno I took during my trip in Christmas of 2012. I will be splitting them into several parts as I took a lot of photos there. Hope you enjoy.

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 Lake Tahoe/Reno/Donner Lake photos from 2012, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Before I get started today, I would like to tell you about a great product to add to your camera bag. The product I would like to tell you about today is called the Giottos Rocket Air Blaster. This product is pretty much a rubber air blower. You squeeze on the ball and a big puff of air comes out of the tip. I always use this product on my lens before I wipe to get rid of any big  particles that could potentially scratch my lens. It usually does a good job and I don't even need to wipe! This product also lets me dislodge any dust that have gotten onto my sensor without even touching it. This is usually all I need to bring my sensor back to a clean state. Not only is this product great for cameras, I also use it to dust my keyboard and mouse. Another great feature that sets this product apart from other air blowers is that it includes a patented one way valve that prevents you from sucking up and dust that you have just dislodged! Greatest invention ever and I never regretted my purchase because it is so useful. If you don't have one, you should get a Giottos Rocket Air Blaster now! The company makes the product in 3 sizes: Large (Also Available In Red), Medium, and Small. The company also makes a Q-Ball Version that has a flexible tip that can be angled.

Okay, now let's get started with today's photos. :) These photos are some of the photos I took on the 2nd day of my trip. Most of them are from Galena Creek Recreation Area, I also have 1 photo of Reno, NV from my hotel room, and 1 photo on the drive up to Mt. Rose. The rest of the Mt. Rose photos will be coming next time.

Here is the view of Reno from my Harrah's hotel room.  

Now I being the photos form Galena Creek Recreation Area! :) 

 So much snow!!!

Try out a Giottos Rocket Air Blaster today!

Someone's snowman.  

Here is a bridge. I'm guessing it is suppose to be over the creek? I didn't see any creek though. No water, nothing.  

 Not sure why there isn't a lot of snow on the trees... I though't if the ground is going to be covered, the trees should be too. Weird. 

I think the area is beautiful with the trees and snow.  

Here is a photo of the visitor center half buried by snow. This is all the photos I took at Galena Creek Recreation Area. Sadly, when I was about to leave, saw this car blocking the only way out... I think the ice somehow froze under his tires when he was out taking photos. He was stuck there for quite a while until someone helped install chains on his tires. HAHA Wasn't too long of a wait, but I did get a bit inpatient. Wanted to head to Mt. Rose to get some snow shots! 

Here is a photo of partially up Mt. Rose. See how fast the snow storm came in? I will have the rest of the photos up next time, but look at the mountain in the distance. That is a snowstorm brewing, not fog. It is funny how I still had some sun to lens flare this photo. LOL The snowstorm isn't that far away... 

This is all the photos I have for today. I hope you have enjoyed them! Next time, I will have photos of me freezing in the snowstorm. XD Not kidding. I forgot to bring enough clothes, but I toughed it out and took some photos to show you guys. Please don't forget to share the blog post 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 Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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