An early morning shows colorful first light at Eagle Falls overlooking Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay. I got my shoes soaking wet getting to this location for this image, with warm weather the day before the river was running very full! Don Smith was smart for taking off his shoes before crossing! I had to go to breakfast with wet shoes and very cold feet. The water is melted snow right from the high mountains that provide a dramatic backdrop for this location along the shoreline. Springtime provides the clearest water in Lake Tahoe due to the melted snow runoff.
I felt very fortunate on this morning because the sky had some high clouds which glowed with gold and deep red tones prior to sunrise.