Bonsai Rock Lake Tahoe

Bonsai Rock Lake Tahoe

Yesterday I posted a photo of this same exact place on my Facebook. This is the famous Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe. It’s exactly a mile South from Sand Harbor Beach on the Nevada side, very easy to get to if you ever want to go there. (There is 2 pull outs on the side of the road, one dirt and one asphalt if you get to the asphalt one you went to far, Park on the dirt one)

Yesterday I went down there and waited patiently for the sunset, to be fair it was breath taking and I had an incredible time, but from a photographers perspective I knew there could be a better shot.

Today was the day. I woke up and I had an itch about going back. I kept looking at the sky and the clouds looked kind of funky, nothing too exiting but there was the possibility of awesomeness in the making. I kept going back and forth in my head about going back to shoot the sunset once again, I finally said fuck it and headed back to Bonsai Rock. (its about an hour from where Im at right now)

When I got there this is what I saw, an epic sunset over the lake. Its moments like this I live for and today paid off. Not only that but I met two other really cool photographers, we all had big fat grins watching magic happen right in front of us.  I get a kick that other people get a kick from what I get a kick from :)

Camera settings:
0.4 seconds f/18 ISO 100 14-24mm Lens

Bonasai Rock Lake Tahoe (8 of 10)

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Lake Tahoe

Its days like this that I live for. On my last trip, (I just got back yesterday) I went up to Lake Tahoe with my good friend Gil, it was an amazing drive up the road and some great conversation. I love photography for this reason, I mean its not only about the photo, its about all that happens in between.

This is Lake Tahoe, an amazing gift to us from mother nature. I have been here many times for the last 15 years. I have some amazing memories here but the older I get the more I can appreciate places like this.

I have shot this place so many times but have always been disappointed with my photos, this time the photography gods hooked me up, all I really had to do was press the shutter. Im very happy with my shots. It was so silent, so still, nobody around and the sunset was unforgettable. Thank you Gil for coming up with me, catching up, and sharing this awesomeness with me.

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