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Lake Tahoe - Emerald Bay

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 18 December 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another image of Emerald Bay - Lake Tahoe, California

NIKON D3 1/3 second F/16.0 ISO 250 19 mm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Very beautiful capture. I like the rays of the sun and the tones are beautiful. I simply LOVE the water - it's gorgeous. Very well done.

18 Dec 2009 5:30am

Julie from Easton, United States

What a beautiful shot! Love the twinkle of the sun, was that from a certain filter or lens?

18 Dec 2009 5:35am

Arantza from Menorca, Spain

Scott Great landscape, very suitable Christmas approaches, with this cold winter a good postcard.;)

18 Dec 2009 6:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Absolutely wonderful shot, Scott! I like very much the light, colors and shorpness of this landscape.
The shining of the sun behind the mountain is a plus :)

18 Dec 2009 6:56am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Gorgeous, a great landscape

18 Dec 2009 7:25am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

I'm coming...

18 Dec 2009 7:32am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

WOW!!! The timing was just spot on looking at the sun there! Magnificent!

18 Dec 2009 7:43am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

That starburst sun is so sweet to the eye. The light falls so gently on the elements in the image and lights them up so subtly that they almost feel like silk. Very nice capture!

18 Dec 2009 7:46am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image and compo. The star (sun) in the right side over the mountain is fantastic.

18 Dec 2009 9:13am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition, light and color, good day.

18 Dec 2009 9:53am

laurent from 93, France

beautiful view, I like it

18 Dec 2009 10:36am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Picture postcard perfect Scott! I am hoping to post my pictures from my Jasper shoot shortly...... ;-)

18 Dec 2009 12:41pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful :)

18 Dec 2009 1:08pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A beautiful postcard/photo ! I love the sun pointing in the mountains... really lovely :)

18 Dec 2009 1:11pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Beautifully done Scott! I really love sunset shots in the winter. The cold snow contrasts wonderfully against the setting sun.

18 Dec 2009 1:29pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Your landscapes totally take my breath away.
Love the quiet felt in this shot, that wonderful golden glow just under the snow.

18 Dec 2009 1:48pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful shot of the sun and the shining, smooth water.

18 Dec 2009 2:13pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Wow - nothing like this in Kansas :) Again I like the sunburst - I imagine that effect doesnt last too long!!
Great job Scott.

18 Dec 2009 3:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Absolutely wonderful shot, Scott!

18 Dec 2009 3:34pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Beautiful view of this classic scene, Scott.

18 Dec 2009 4:01pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another excellent landscape Scott.

18 Dec 2009 5:21pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Master of the starburst - totally beautiful scene and what a great perspective.

18 Dec 2009 5:46pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful warm highlights on the water and in the sky.

18 Dec 2009 6:02pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Simply fascinating and how different from our usual way to think about California. Far away from Malibu. :-)
Splendid photograph AND landscape Scott.

18 Dec 2009 8:20pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I've been going back and forth between this and last Sunday's image, which was taken from a spot not too far to the right of this one - both are so beautiful.! The peachy cast here and the light snow along with the sunburst and clarity make this a perfect shot. Are you standing below Rt 89 as it circles around?

18 Dec 2009 8:47pm

@Judy: This is taken from a vista point directly along route 89 overlooking Emerald Bay. There is also a large parking lot. I imagine this viewpoint is crowded in the summer!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the light you've caught here!

18 Dec 2009 9:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite, Scott. I love the starburst on the sun.

18 Dec 2009 10:26pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

ohh classic beauty. beautifully done!!! gratz

18 Dec 2009 11:09pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Your starbursts always look so clean Scott. I know lenses vary, I have been told that slower lenses actually produce better starbursts because there is less glass to cause flare. Was this shot on a f2.8 or f/4 glass? As you know, because of my sports background, all of my lenses are f2.8.

19 Dec 2009 1:15am

@Don Smith: Don, this is f2.8 glass - wide angle - however, at this moment the sun is barely peeking over the hill and through some pine trees - a little higher and I get a mess of lens flare so it had to be taken at just the first peek of sunlight. I know what you mean on clean starburst - I took one in Yosemite last week through the trees with f4.5 glass and stopped the aperture down and it was so clean and nice it was perfect - with no lens flare! Maybe I should start buying cheaper glass!!

Bob from New Jersey, United States

wow, breathtaking views

19 Dec 2009 2:23am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a lovely panorama with beautiful soft tones! Is that you winking at us or is it the sun, Scott?:)

19 Dec 2009 5:52am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Wow very Perfect, 5*

19 Dec 2009 6:55am

Pomme from France

Superbe prise :)

19 Dec 2009 10:45am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Great shot , Well done .....

19 Dec 2009 3:10pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow! This is a five stars composition! Well done!

19 Dec 2009 4:56pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Perfect panorama

19 Dec 2009 5:34pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very good sun and shot

19 Dec 2009 7:49pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

perfect composition! you caught the sun at just the right place and the whole scene just looks co clean and crisp - superb work!

20 Dec 2009 4:40am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

nice shot and mary xmas

20 Dec 2009 6:29am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful landscape with a fantastic light.

20 Dec 2009 8:26am

Val37 from Tours, France

I light the composition, the light and the landscape ! 5******

20 Dec 2009 5:53pm

Mike from California, United States

Nice capture...I didn't/couldn't go as wide and this composition looks more "balanced" than what I got at this location...I like it !

20 Dec 2009 7:03pm

atefeh from tehran, Iran

very nice!

21 Dec 2009 5:23am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent work -- awesome timing, faaabulous image!

21 Dec 2009 6:50pm

jeanclaude from saint-mandé 94160, France

magnifique photo de ce lac gelé ,bravo

23 Dec 2009 10:15am

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Absolutely breathtaking. One of my favorites of your shots to date.

28 Dec 2009 3:06pm