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Tahoe Glow

Tahoe Glow
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 1985-06
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Minolta SRT-201, 50mm/f1.4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 8:08
Viewed: 4087
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lake Tahoe Basin was formed by geologic block faulting about 2 to 3 million years ago. Uplifted blocks created the Carson Range on the east and the Sierra Nevada on the west. Down-dropped blocks created the Lake Tahoe Basin in between. Some of the highest peaks of the Lake Tahoe Basin that formed during this process were Freel Peak at 10,891 ft (3,320 m), Monument Peak at 10,067 ft (3,068 m) (the present Heavenly Valley Ski Area), Pyramid Peak at 9,983 ft (3,043 m) (in the Desolation Wilderness), and Mt. Tallac at 9,735 ft (2,967 m).

It wasn't the worst world to wake up to, looking out from the flap of a small tent....parked on a very private beach in California....looking over at the sunrise over the mountains of Nevada, as the slowly grew lighter then darker as early morning rain drops rings of water pools into Lake Tahoe....
....yes there was color...as blue as the sky can be and as deep indigo as the lake it was...yet the clouds portended of something of a cool day ahead...and we had much to do in the sand that day on the beach...so I grabbed from my tank top and found the camera instead. 'Twas filled with Plus X...B&W don't ya' know...and rather than go through the chores of changing bags and film switch, I shot a bit of mountain silhouette work instead...and as poetic as it was I yet had to fetch some food and drink for the small ones, kids not animals...

...Hard to imagine but over there....you see....is gambling chorus line with orchestra and glittering lights...while I stood alone on the sacred land of California, where late-nighters return for sobering till noon....so I had time to do my work......of taking pictures and testing the cold deep water for swimming..."First one in the water gets a silver dollar"...and nobody responded...until Chris, the elder who came to me and I whispered into his ear..."Use the Tao", at which point he jumped right in without hesitation. They say if you know "the way" then you know nothing.....what do you know?

Tahoe is speaking to my very soul,
weaving her tapestry.
Reaching out to me,
in her poetry and artistry,
with such tender, fairy rendered fantasies.
Casting her spells
in wishes yet, to be,
buried and kept in the depths,
of me and she.

-L.A. Copp '99

Picture 1985
Scanned from 8x10 print Microtech i800

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Another beauty. You have been blessed to have seen a beautiful world through eyes that appreciate (and can capture) that beauty. :)

Hello Dear Bob
What a wonderful shot from south lake,
Great composition and lighting,
Very nice reflection,Superb shot,TFS.


great lighting black and white works well for this shot.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-22 10:20]

Hi Bob,
Splendid portrayal of the Tahoe Lake Basin. The soothing rays of the sun creates a surreal effect. The silhouetted mountains, the glowing lake and the low cloud formations all combine to transfix the beholding eyes. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

You were doing great work in 1985, Bob.
This is a fantastic landscape featuring Lake Tahoe and the mountains in the background.
Sky, land and water combine here into a splendid work of visual arts.

Hi Bob,
lovely portrait, beautiful composition
nice light gamble black and white, TFS
best regards/Lawhill

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-22 21:52]
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Hola Bob. Very nice photo you have here. Taken long time ago and it stills so beatuful. I like it a lot. TFS you work. Saludos from Mexico. Luis52.

hi bob,
nice presentation of the lake tahoe basin, the sunrays creates nice effect here, good landscape shot , nice composition,
tfs & regards

Hi Bob,
A wonderful and simple composition that works like magic. The composition with the small part of the water and nice diagonal like of the mountains topped by a beautiful sky is in my eyes perfect.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-23 5:52]

Hello Bob,
a brilliant capture.
Perfect composition and POV.
Well done,

What a GREAT piece of PANAROMA.
It "reached" my soul.
You have a chest full of TREASURES.
Excellent work.
Your Canadian Buddy with the "flat" roof.

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