Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Winter Frolic at Lake Tahoe

Last weekend had the wonderful trip to the North shore of Lake Tahoe, at Incline Village. In order to get there from Sacramento, there are a few mountain passes–there were chain requirements as I looked at the forecast–but decided to brave the elements. My new Ford Escape 4WD did great–no chains were needed!

With snowy passes, I hoped a shed I had photographed 6 years ago would still be standing–and it was!  You need to know where to look for it, as it is nestled in the trees and a bit off the road. Winter is the easiest time to view it.

1.8 miles from Northstar entrance

Passed these trees on the way to the lake and had to come back for a closer look.

A little holiday cheer!

Frozen in Time

The best thing about storms are when they are coming and going.  This image was taken on the highway to Mt. Rose, almost 8,000 feet elevation.

Cloud height

Missed a day of shooting due to a migraine, but did venture outside to a place about a mile up the road from the condo.  Actually, the vantage point is the parking lot of the Ski resort, Diamond Peak. Found the creek the day before and knew I wanted to visit near sunset.

Quiet and still

This was the best surprise of the day. I turned around and there was an unexpected find…

Setting Sun

I had to make sure that my car was hidden behind the branches, cause I knew I didn’t have time to go move it!

One thing I know, I am really enjoying shooting snowy locations and winter is just starting, so I am hopeful to have more treks to the snow:)


10 responses

  1. Beautiful photos! Several are breathtaking! Your skills and your eye have really improved – congratulations!

    November 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    • Thank you very much, Bill. Appreciate the compliment, greatly:)

      November 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm

  2. Great job!! You have developed the artistic side of you. Congrats

    November 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    • Thanks much, Trudy–working on it. Think I like the snow for shooting:)

      November 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm

  3. Beautiful!

    November 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    • Thank you, Dawn–it really is spectacular!

      November 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

  4. Oh my goodness, so many stunning images! It’s very difficult to select a favorite. I could scroll back through this post all day. A most beautiful variety of photographs, Laura!

    November 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

  5. Gorgeous photos…!!!

    November 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

  6. Mollie (LizzieSkys)

    Last photo ” Setting Sun ” my fav. All images are spendid. What a stunning job you do capturing winter wonderland!

    November 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm

  7. BirdGalAlcatraz

    All are gorgeous shots. Love the icy fingers in contrast with the red berries. Setting sun beautiful, the snow lovely.

    December 1, 2011 at 4:51 am

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