I spent lots of time snowboarding this mountains when I lived in Reno Nevada. It’s always great coming back and spending some quiet quality time up here. I love the peaceful silence the snow brings, followed by a smile going down the mountain.
This is one of those hidden jewels where you will find mostly locals. It’s never overcrowded and always loads of fun. Edited with one of my landscape presets.
Edited with one of my landscape presets.
After a long slow drive to Lake Tahoe (due to crazy fog) I finally arrived at 4am in the morning. After shooting the sunrise this insane blanket of fog came and covered the lake as far as I could see. I quickly ascended back to the top of this mountain to get some foggy overhead shots… a bit winded but I made it…
1/320 F14 ISO 100 24-85mm Les at 70mm
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Meteora, Greece’s Hidden Gem
During my trip to Greece last month, I met up with a group of friends, someone bought up Meteora and I had no idea what they were talking about. The next day someone else brought it up again and it peeked my interest. I went to my hotel and got on the internet right away and did a search for Meteora.
What I found was incredible, next thing you know I went to find my friends and I had to get there one way or another. A few days later I took a 4 hour train ride from Greece to Meteora a day later my friends showed up. From the food to the views, and everything in-between Meteora is a place your eyes must see.
As soon as you get off the train (or however you choose to get there) you feel the energy of this place, it is so peaceful and you can’t help but to smile.
After getting some food and some incredible local wine at a local restaurant I hired a driver to drive me up to the mountains to see the Monasteries. What you see in the photos on top of the fee standing rocks are Monasteries where the Monks live. You can read more about it here.
The next day my friends and a large group of people went on a beautiful hike in the mountains, starting at the bottom we worked our way up to the top of the mountains and six hours later we were inside the biggest monastery in Meteora. The Metamorphosis Monastery.
Later that day we took a bus to eat much-needed food accompanied by some incredible wine :) and then back up to the mountains to watch the sunset. The weather didn’t cooperate but it was just as amazing.
Meteora is one of those places that can only be experienced, no matter what I say or how many photos I take, it will never do it any justice. One thing I know for sure, I will keep coming back to this place for the rest of time. A very special thanks to Visit Meteora Travel for making this trip so unforgettable.
Road to Vegas;
I was going thought an old hard dirve and found lots of cool photos, here is one from right outside Las Vegas, it was on one of many cross country trips I have taken, and I cant wait to take more. I remember this particular day, it was so cold but the mountains just looked amazing, I had to stop and check them out. I pulled over and ran to the middle of the road and took a few shots. Click on the image to see it in full ress. On a different note one of my photos got chosen by Popular Photography to be the photo of the day.
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Whats good people? I just returned from the West Coast, Nevada and Lake Tahoe to be exact. I took this photo the day after I arrived. It was kind of a crazy day because the sun was hiding and I didn’t think I was going to see it. It was a bit cold out and I was hoping it would come out. Well my patience paid off because the clouds kept traveling south and the sun finally shined. Thought I love the beach I must say I do miss the mountains and the beautiful sunsets.
I will be posting daily photos of my trip so check back soon and spread the love peeps….
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