Emerald Bay Snowfall

There is a reason it’s called Emerald Bay, however, this photo doesn’t show you why.  I’ll post the iconic shot tomorrow but I wanted you to see what it looked like our first morning in South Lake Tahoe last week.  I have all wheel drive and needed it to get up the mountain. Had the camera wrapped up like a baby between shots to keep it warm and dry.

S. Lake Tahoe
S. Lake Tahoe

Montana October Storm

By 11:00 AM on the day it snowed the mountains in the background were completely covered and these low hanging black clouds were nearly at ground level.  The Brown Trout fishing was pretty good.  They like cold weather..

Bar Z Ranch Montana
Bar Z Ranch Montana

Central Coast Snow

This photo is special to me for a couple of reasons.  First, having it snow on the Central Coast of California is very rare.  Secondly, it was taken with Fuji Velvia 50.  I have never used this film and wanted to see for myself what it was like.  I was driving to Santa Barbara this morning to drop off the role for developing and had one frame left.  One of those lucky things.  It was scanned at 1800 with a Plustek 8100.

Central Coast Snow 2_8_2013

First Snow of the Year

On our last day at the Bar Z Ranch I awoke to snow flurries. I took a few shots from the back porch, still in PJ’s, then quickly back inside to finish my coffee.  It continued to snow off and on the rest of the day.  Coming from Southern California it was a wonderful sight.

Summer Home

This cabin was used as a summer retreat for the owners of the Bar Z Ranch.  It sits just West of the Smith River.  A small amount of the morning snow remains on the roof.