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Bonsai Splash

Bright sun rays appear on the western side of Lake Tahoe before sunset. Iconic Bonsai Rock, on Tahoe’s east shore, is in frame. This image was shot in late Autumn, 2017 as winds picked up before sundown. The open shutter combined with a 3-stop neutral density filter, allowed for the capture of the waves’ movement upon the boulders here. Golden hour light reflected off the splashing waves and created a special mood. I have been a long time fan of Bonsai Rock, but every year, water levels fluctuate allowing for the capture of new and unique perspectives. The rock gets its name from the small “Bonsai” like pines sprouting from its cracks and is a sought after scenic destination for landscape photographers from all around the World.

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