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High Sierra Sunset

Posted by
Bill Brown (California, United States) on 3 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I stopped to capture one last High Sierra image before finally making it to Lake Tahoe on this trip. This stop was about 12 miles south of Lake Tahoe at the intersection of highways 88 & 89. These dark clouds, at first glance, looked like smoke billowing from a huge forest fire.

The Hwy 88/89 route from Folsom to Lake Tahoe was a fun drive but it doubled the normal driving time.

Canon EOS 5D 1/25 second F/8.0 ISO 100 70 mm

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wonderful sky !

3 Jun 2011 5:40am

@Marie LC: Thank you Marie!

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

nice view ! and lovely sunset !

3 Jun 2011 7:13am

@Aboololo: Thank you Aboololo!

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

beautiful shot (and place and time of day and color!!) wow, bravo :)

3 Jun 2011 12:08pm

@Tim: Thank you Tim!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An impressive sunset Bill! If these shots you have show us are any indication, the extra time in taking this route is well worth it! ;-)

3 Jun 2011 12:51pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks for your comments Eric! I enjoyed the drive and saw some spectacular views.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color of the clouds over the mountains. It does look like smoke when you first look at it!

3 Jun 2011 5:32pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks for your comments Elaine!

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición, magnifico color!!

3 Jun 2011 5:33pm

@Isidro: Gracias Isidro!

skarlet from kerman, Iran

wow! the sky is incredible!!
great light indeed!

3 Jun 2011 7:10pm

@skarlet: Thank you Skarlet!

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Wow. The sky looks burning!! According to your series of High Sierra images, I think it must be very exciting to drive along mountainous areas in the US.... more than I, a resident of small country, imagine! Haha. :)

3 Jun 2011 10:11pm

@Zus: Thanks for your comments Zus! It was a very exciting drive with some spectacular views along the way.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The light on those clouds is wonderful!

3 Jun 2011 11:53pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Sky on fire !!! Beautiful sight !

4 Jun 2011 12:32am

@DowsherVision: Thank you!

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

the cloud gives the image a 3rd dimension!

4 Jun 2011 11:44am

@Suzanne: Thanks for your comments Suzanne!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautiful capture, Bill! Lovely sunset!

5 Jun 2011 5:53am

@LauraS: Thank you Laura!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wonderful capture of color against these clouds. Almost looked like a fire was underway.

6 Jun 2011 8:09pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven!

Canon EOS 5D
1/25 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
70 mm

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