"Leaving Emerald Bay"
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Lake Tahoe, CA - 2009
Growing up in California, I was very fortunate to have a family house in Tahoe. As a child I remember building forts in the woods behind our house and jumping in the beautiful yet chilly water that makes up Lake Tahoe. As a photographer, this area of California is amazing. One of my favorite locations is Emerald Bay, located near the south end of the lake. While extremely popular for visitors and photographers alike, there are still plenty of opportunities for unique compositions if you look hard enough. While I usually prefer dramatic skies, the clean feel of this image is what I enjoy the most.
CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark II
LENS: Canon 24-70 2.8L
EXPOSURE: f / 9.0 at 1/125 Sec
I balanced the light reflecting off the water with the sky by using Lightroom's local adjustments (brush) as well as the split toning feature. I cleaned up a few ripples in the lake via content aware in Photoshop and then slightly enhanced the color of the image using 's Viveza 2.
*A higher resolution version will be available once my new Portfolio and Online Store sections of my website are finished. #cbblog
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a good one buddy keep it up
Your not beautiful.. I am.
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful work with us keep it up.
Gorgeous gorgeous. Love the colors and the split tone. I wouldn't mind watching this from the comfort of a swinging hammock :)
Awesome! I'll be there in July on my way to Monterey.
fine colors. excellent!
This is Beautiful :)
nice picture realy the natural pic
Lovely image, lovely memories!. Thanks for sharing
This picture is so realistic, that I can just imagine myself standing there!
Tahoe is so beautiful and you have photographed it beautifully well!
she said it above just killer shots...
So peaceful, so pure. Magic!
good piture wish I could take piture like that
superbe photo, très belles nuances de couleurs
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Nice athmosphere !
I read threemal your writing "Leaving Emmerald Bay" . Its warm and lovly. I like this. Emmerald Bay can nice and important for you.
I was just there last weekend, not in Emerald Bay but on the northeast side by Sand Harbor... been meaning to go visit Emerald Bay
What a lovely memory of a lovely place. Lovely image, too!
really nice pic :)
very nice i like this type of photo
I'm looking your peacturres, and I felt emptiness but I am not phothographer.
Beautiful, peaceful image Colby. Thanks for sharing. :)
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This is so beautiful, I love the color reflected on the calm water!
Good to hear mate :)
love the place,..where is it? peacefull:)
I remember the Viking house and the tea house on the island?
like a painting....
love the pic
NICE SHOT SO COOL I WANT TO GO THERE
Wow! Nature at its best!
I'll be watching for them, Colby!
fair enough. Plenty more to come in due time :)
Love the sun-set
are there any mosquitos to break concentration of mind?1
luv the pretty sunset! Seems like a nice place to live
I have not been to Tahoe in a while...love it, miss it.
dont you just wish you could see that in person?
wow! simply beautiful!
Very very nise & beautiful plase
OMG THATS SO CUTE (BEAUTIFULL)
OMG THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL :)
I tak trzymaj. good
Like Hope OHara, Sandra Parlow, and Mike Shaw, I was very happily surprised to see this from you,
It's nice to see you step away from your roles as family man, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and tech guy to show us the Artist you are in your heart, if only for a moment, every once in a while.
it makes me feel relaxed just looking at it
That is SUPERPRETTY!!!
Very pretty...i like the scenery...
oh i love and miss south lake tahoe!!
Fantastic! You should post this on Pinterest!
Damn!...the image is so crisp!! Awesome!
picture perfect shot
Que copado paisaje
Go to the Boundary Waters. EOM
looks like the lake i live by
love it x
you should come up to coeur d'alene some time and get some shots of it.
Super foto gratuluję
my breathing slowed down.......its so peaceful.....beautiful .!!
wow! terrific picture. Soooooo wish I had money for a Canon too....maybe some day!! Keep up your good 'work' x
I was there in early February and it was awesome. I skied Heavenly
.... shared a photo on G+ :P
It's lovely Colby - and thanks for the accompanying story!
I grew up next to lake tahoe. Great pic.
- I haven't shared a ton, so that is to blame as well. That is changing though :)
wow thats a great pic too! i wish i lived there..
What a soothing photo.
this is so nice
Goes to show just how much attention I pay, I always come in to read you post but I must keep missing your photographs :)
IT is, indeed, beautiful. Years ago I took a boat ride around the Lake, and part of the trip included a brief (too brief) foray into Emerald Bay. Thanks,
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I admire your patience to answer certain questions.
What a beautiful play of silhouette and light! Great shot!
Oh my God thats really pretty my dad does photography well he's a profesinal so i know when a good picture comes
Woow this is an incredible shot. I particularly like the perfect elliptic lines on the lake shore that make your composition so beautiful. Tones are fantastic too. Thanks for sharing it
Nope. Have posted a handful over the last few weeks, roughly 40 last year as well. Just getting back into the swing of things with my website nearly done and a few other things marked off the to-do list.
Très très belles photos !
Is this the first "photograph" you have posted here?
Beautiful and calm photo,
Tu m'étonnes c'est en Californie !!!
This one totally mellowed me out during a hectic day. An excellent example of a cloudless sky that is really stunning.
Awesome shot! Incredible lighting.
WOW. What a picture. Thank you.
i want to go there
i wished i could be there.
i love it
yo quiero estar ahi
I love this!
Indeed, realy nice picture.
Nice photo!! <3
Wow. Cool pic.
Bonita foto,un lago de amanecer excelente.
Thanks for sharing. Wonderful memories and a nice capture. One of nature's finest moments
- There is a lot more too it then that. Running three photography business and balancing everything while trying to keep the dominoes lined up is not easy. I have been waiting for a web site redesign for 5 months (having gone through a few crappy designers), which plays a role in the cross linking from posts such as this. My book on G+ as well as the free PDF version certainly do tout interaction and sharing, but I think you would be hard pressed to argue that I am not engaged on a daily basis here.
Bottom line is that all of this puts food on the table for my family and so things are not so simple as, "Why don't you share more?" :)
I visited Lake Tahoe a few years ago on a trip to California and found it a truly wonderful experience. This is a beautiful image and captures the tranquillity that can be found there despite heavily popular with tourists. Thanks for sharing this imageit brings back great memories.
At first I thought the skyline was too deep however whilst I glared at the whole composition, the whole frame feel perfectly. Amazing capture....thanks for the share and more so the detail of the shoot.
wow you actually posted a photo that you took.. this is really quiet lovely.. love the soft peaceful feeling one gets from it Colby.. you really should post more of your work more often.. I mean after all your the one who has a blog on how wonderful G+ is for photographers.. and yet you don't share much of your work.. makes one wonder at times.. just saying..
un droit de Rêve,joli photo
-California is beautiful! :)
i like it too
Beautiful scene-something I'd enjoy painting.
Will be there Saturday. Good diving there, I like the clean sky and colors.
Que bonito me gusta ,es un gozo para los centidos.
Lovely pict,i like this..:>
wonderful to night
A magic place!
Eres muy bueno
I want to make pictures this beautiful! Thanks for sharing Colby.
I love the tonal range in this image! Wow!
love itand thanks for the image information and post processing info.
Very nice shot
that water is very still