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Full bow over Hope Valley by kayaksailor Full bow over Hope Valley by kayaksailor
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A "snow-bow" freezing mist reflecting the sunlight - arches over Hope Valley south of Lake Tahoe in the Sierras...

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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I love this love the colors, and now I want to "vote" for #2 and my favorite of the 20 pictures but I don't know how!  This one is my favorite!!!Love Clap 
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
:aww: :love: just put your three favs at the bottom of this link, lol.  egil21.deviantart.com/journal/…  

and THANK you!!
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thank you!  It is a beautiful little valley :love:
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DanielBrooksLaurent Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Another majestic picture...fabulous!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you!  Wasn't it a marvelous day?!!  I haven't had a chance to head up there yet this year but with the lack of rain we've had I'm sure it doesn't look this nice :(
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice shot!! :clap:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
We love this valley! "Cabin in the woods" is only a few miles west (or behind where I'm standing in this shot) And this was another great day of following a storm :love:
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Mmmmm :heart: my kind of country!! Rugged and beautiful.
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Allen59 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Photographer
I love hiking the West Fork of the Carson River. Looks like you had a great day.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
It was such a wonderful temperature! :D We'll be heading back up again soon :heart:
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westaussie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful capture.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Thanks! It was a wonderful afternoon :love:
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Hermioneann Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Beautiful!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
It was an awesome view :love:
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SweatPea87 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
That is stunning!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
:iconlovenodplz: It was!!!
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SweatPea87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
:D
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ragingviolence Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Holy Bejezzus is this an Astounding picture! The colors are all so... colorful! It totally looks like a painting! (and a very good one at that) It like doesn't even look real X_X wish i could take a wonderful landscape like this!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
:aww: You're sooooo kind! Nature deserves the credit :laughing: I was having fits trying to capture what we were seeing so I finally just bracketed (took several shots at different exposures - over and under - what the meter was telling me) and then worked with the best of the five in Photoshop to fine tune it...and I agree! It did look like a painting :love: I only WISH I could paint like that :giggle:
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ragingviolence Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Haha I should take a bunch of shots... usually I just take one or two....
yeah me too I'm absolutely horrid (especially water colors haha)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I'm lucky with this camera there is an easy way to set it up to do it...I just have to keep pressing the shutter and it takes five (or three or nine or...) all with varying exposures :love:
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ragingviolence Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
OMG THAT'S AWESOME! I wish mine did that.... oh well I'm sure you spent a lot of money on it haha
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
It does make things easier :D

My first Nikon I found at a garage sale :laughing: a professional had bought it and decided she preferred being old school and using film so she was selling all her digital stuff :iconeeeeeplz: my current camera was a Christmas/25th Anniversary gift from my husband and daughter :love: but yes - it was expensive.
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ragingviolence Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
oh what awesome luck! and that's such a nice gift! :D
my camera is just a little point and shoot i got for christmas, but it's a HUGE improvement over the family digital camera and it can do panoramic shots. The zoom and mega-pixels are much better so i'm content with it. :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
:thumbsup: that you like it (your camera) is the important point! "in camera" panos are great!!
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Sooper-Deviant Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Really nice work, but I can't believe it has only 39 faves. Featured here: [link] Have a nice weekend! :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Thank you so much! It was a gorgeous view :love: I hope you have a good weekend too! My daughter and I are heading out into the Sacramento valley rice fields tomorrow to see what we can find among the many bird migrants :excited:
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Sooper-Deviant Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Happy shooting tomorrow! Here we still have to wait another three months before the warblers come back.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
The Sacramento Valley is part of the major flight paths and winter feeding grounds for many of the migratory birds...we're hoping to see Sandhill Cranes, but there are also lots of different geese and ducks :love:
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eaross Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot Ruth! :clap:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thanks! We were standing on the bridge over the Carson right about where 89 and 88 cross :D Sure looks different than in the fall!
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orinoor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Incredible! What a shot!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
usually rainbows are such fleeting things :no: but this one hung around for an incredibly long time! we kind of followed it up the valley and then it was almost like the clouds got trapped by the mountains and as the sun played hide 'n seek it just kept shining :love:
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orinoor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Sounds fantastic!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
:iconlovenodplz:
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karliosi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love it.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Beautiful Ruth! :wow: Great Shot!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thanks Brian!
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot. I like the rocks and bushes breaking up the snow. Just plain snow just doesn't seem to photograph well.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
To be honest - a valley of plain snow was what we were expecting! So glad we found this :laughing:
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my-shots Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
:clap:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
:D Thanks!
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just so amazingly beautiful and peaceful and WOW!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
the rainbow stayed around for an amazingly long time :love: and it was wonderfully quiet!
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I envy you for being able to be there! :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
:love: wish you could be there too :D
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
another excellent one. :-)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
thank you so much!
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