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Loon Lake Crystal Basin Recreation Area California by kayaksailor Loon Lake Crystal Basin Recreation Area California by kayaksailor
Another lake that is usually covered with five feet of snow...Loon Lake in the Sierra Nevada range west of Lake Tahoe in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area.

We went driving here on the Saturday before Valentine's Day, it snowed the next day and several people got stranded for three days...glad we'd gone earlier.



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LiveInPix Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Another beautiful one !

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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
A lovely lake about an hour away - no snow this year :(  
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RhiskandPeril Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Used here [link] Thanks!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
very cool! thanks for the link :wave:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing captures Ruth...
your camera settings...are my next lessons...:lol:

f stop vs Iso..outstanding!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
It was exceedingly bright with all the snow so I was able to have a fairly low iso - the f stop was my choice for getting some depth of field; but to be honest I'm not always thinking about it and often it is just luck :laughing:

I haven't had a lot of experience with shoot in snow and it's a challenge for sure! Especially when the shadows are deep with afternoon side light...
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YOU....DID WELL LADY SHOOTER!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
:bow: :giggle:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:firelite-photo:
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
this is beautiful! :)
that is crazy. i was in tahoe end of dec & we took a drive to fallen lake (never been there in the winter because road is usually closed). Couldn't believe it was Snowless when last year was So much Snow! [link]
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SweatPea87 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Gorgeous!!!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
It was a wonderful afternoon! T-shirt and tennis shoe weather :love:
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SweatPea87 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
:D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional
far freaking out
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
:D
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful place!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
it was beautiful! and we were the only ones there :love:
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even better!
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kach-back Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
I really love this shot, I especially think the sky is the best, and I can't remember when I saw a sky out detail the land in a picture. This is really good! :-)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
:heart: Thank you so much!! I am so pleased with this as I actually got the shot to work without resorting to an HDR program to "create" the details :laughing: I've learned a lot recently about tweaking with levels, contrast and individual color saturation :w00t: But the time of day helped a lot too :giggle:
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kach-back Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Well regardless of any work to it or not (and not being even better), this is a great photograph! :eyepopping:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
:blowkiss: (and yet it gets turned down by a couple of the 'hoity-toity' groups I watch :laughing:)
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kach-back Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
You need to find better 'hoity-toities' to show your work to then. ;-)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
yeah, I'm beginning to think so too.....
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orinoor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Really beautiful scenery!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
It was a wonderful surprise as we'd headed up not expecting there to be ANY snow :laughing: and to find not only snow but a frozen lake :iconeeeeeplz: with no one else around was a treat :love:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice Ruth. :heart: How is your winter going?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
:blowkiss: Winter has been very much like fall and spring :laughing: not winter at all...and we need some, lol. Very little rain means not much snow which means water rationing for many next summer...but I can not complain about the temperatures :laughing: I'm loving t-shirts during the day :love:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
We sure haven't had the usual Canadian winter here. Today felt like an April day. I am half expecting a drought this year as fall was very dry and we have had hardly any snow over winter. Sure not complaining about the warm winter, but really afraid about what is to come for this Spring and Summer. Farming is not a good thing to be in with such erratic weather these days.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I understand your fears! The rancher below us was making the same kind of comments last week - usually this time of year all their cows are on 'free range' but he's been having to supplement with hay...I've been hearing water-rationing fears from people who depend on the local rivers (which are fed by snow melt from the Sierras)...we've got a well, so hopefully we won't have any problems - makes me kind of glad we haven't put in lots of landscaping to demand irrigation!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful Ruth
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Thanks David...it was a beautiful place - and just my family, no one else around :love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice indeed
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Frankief Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Thank you!
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