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Emerald Bay - Lake Tahoe



a sunset at the famous viewpoint of Lake Tahoe

a sunset at the famous viewpoint of Lake Tahoe
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Merlot
 
Merlot October 10, 2017
Awesome sho

Behind The Lens

Location
This is Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe - there is a viewpoint near the parking lot for the Eagle Falls trailhead that has the best view over the bay
Time
I took this in the evening hours around sunset - I actually went there for the blue hour. I didn't get any blue though :)
Lighting
There is not much you can influence on the lighting if you're outside - be on location at the right time of day and hope for the best.
Equipment
Olympus OMD EM1 with the Zuiko 12-60mm lens - my default lens for anything except wildlife.
Inspiration
I was looking for a good panoramic view over the bay, from past visits I knew that Lake Tahoe can deliver some impressive colors during sunset.
Editing
I try to keep my processing to a minimum and get a good image on site with everything in the frame that I want there and a well balanced histogram. Adjustments at home typically are limited to color correction or small adjustments on exposure, brightness and contrast.
In my camera bag
I am a minimalist, one body and one lens is all I carry (unless there will be wildlife encounters, in that case the zoom will come as well). Spare battery, spare SD card ( I never had to use them), cleaning cloth. If going for landscape I will have a tripod and a remote. Sun screen, bottle of water, some snacks (nothing that can melt in hot conditions)
Feedback
keep going out, visit new places, don't forget the old ones, try different times of day and different weather (there is no such thing as bad weather)

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