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LPIII PRO
 
LPIII January 04, 2017
Stunning capture!
Witmar
 
Witmar June 03, 2017
amazing picture
Michael_Higgins
 
Michael_Higgins June 03, 2017
Oh wow, wish I could wade right in...almost feels like I can. Very nice.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 03, 2017
Stunning!! シ
ruebusch
 
ruebusch June 04, 2017
Awesome!
dcarasso PRO+
 
dcarasso June 04, 2017
I love the gradual change from transparency to reflection, and the percise composition.
GuilhemGironce PRO+
 
GuilhemGironce June 05, 2017
Really nice picture ! Makes me dream...
Jacqui3
 
Jacqui3 June 06, 2017
Stunning...make me want to step in!!!
BeeMacDee PRO+
 
BeeMacDee June 09, 2017
wow
tropicalkmv
 
tropicalkmv June 10, 2017
So cool! Impressive
LCons
 
LCons February 27, 2018
This is beautiful!
Cairnphoto
 
Cairnphoto June 10, 2018
I love this photo! The reflection, the zen underwater sand garden... amazing!
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 August 16, 2018
So peaceful
TheFoxybiddy
 
TheFoxybiddy April 07, 2019
Tranquil and beautiful
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO November 18, 2019
beautiful the scenery

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side.
Time
This was shot during sunset in the middle of a mild winter. My girlfriend and I were huddled up in our puffy jackets trying to race against the setting sun and find the best place to shoot as we hadn't scouted this location at all and this was more of a spur of the moment/take some sunset photos on our way back home.
Lighting
The lighting is all natural light.
Equipment
This was shot on a tripod using my Nikon D5200, with a wide angle 10-24mm lens and a polarizing filter.
Inspiration
Lake Tahoe is renowned for its incredibly blue and turquoise water, so originally I was really trying to capture that during the sunset. However, since this was a very spur of the moment photo shoot, I was running around trying to find the best shot for the sunset and never found a spot that quite demonstrated the amazing blue qualities of the water there. Luckily, I stumbled on this beautiful zen garden like feature in the sand which is never there during the summer due to Sand Harbor being a very popular swimming tourist location. I set up the polarizing filter to capture both the underwater zen garden and the mirror like stillness of the water with the reflection of the trees and sunset colors to really try to maximize the scene.
Editing
As previously stated, Lake Tahoe is known for its amazingly blue water however I didn't quite capture that in this shot/time of day. So I decided to go in a different artistic direction, to really highlight the underwater zen garden in the sand and the brilliance the color gradient in a sunset that was void of any clouds. So I tried to go for a much punchier processing.
In my camera bag
Typically I have my Nikon D5200 with a 10-24mm, 50mm prime and 85-200mm zoom lens as well as occasionally my DJI Spark for aerial photography.
Feedback
You never know what you're going to get in spur of the moment shots, so don't be afraid to find something different when you're in a location that is known for very specific things. I wish I could've captured brilliant turquoise water but it just wasn't in the cards that day.

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