Bonsai At The Lake

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800E
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Lake Tahoe
Town
South Lake Tahoe
Brief Directions

20 miles north of South lake tahoe and about 1/2 mile south of Sand Harbor

Notes

I shot this with a B+W polarizer 3 stop HS ND filter 2 stop Rev Grad ND Filter F18 ISO 80 16 mm 15 sec

Description

My Wife and I drove up to Tahoe for the presidents day weekend to ski, was a nice drive as we avoided most of the traffic near Sacramento but as we got closer to Tahoe I realized that it was winter and the sunset time is early so I hurried us to our hotel checked in and I darted to bonsai rock. Last time I was here was couple of years back so I had a little sense of direction but when i got closer i mistakenly parked at a pullout about 3/4 south of the trailhead, I looked around to find the trail head but what looked like a trail was not really a trail (which i realized later) as i descended down the path towards the lake its a steep 100 ft -150 ft descent I ended with big boulders blocking my view of the lake I tried climbing through them to get a view and after some struggle, scratches and a cut on my palm (some rocks are sharp even though they dont look the part) I could see Bonsai rock to north of me so I hiked across many boulders ,shrubs snow to get to this spot right in time for sunset. quickly took out my brand spanking new D800E and scrambled to get a composition.

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Date Added
February 28, 2013
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February 28, 2013

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