Well today I left lake Tahoe for the 3rd time in 3 years and it does not get any easier each time. So much to see and do and that the more I shot around the lake the more I find I could be shooting. I found a few new location to shoot another time on my way out to Truckie and Elizabeth Carmels Gallery. They have already been plotted on my future maps with little blur google pins.
Ran into a bit of a snow storm on the way through the mountains, hairy driving and watching a big rig jack knife right in front of you going down hill on icy roads at 20 miles an hr is NOT FUN … My first thoughts where, well here we go, this ain’t going to be fun …. He corrected and I stayed even further back from them on down …
Made it up to Northern California, just shy of the Oregon border at 3.30pm. No accom booked and was meeting one of my favorite photographers in 1hr. I still had another 50 miles to drive up the road … I was running so behind thanks to the snow storm.
First motel I saw, I checked in, literally threw my bag in the room and bailed. Straight up I5 no real idea of this location just some notes. Turned off an exit 50 miles further up the road and its 4.40 … I’m lost, took the wrong exit. Pulled into a burger stand (damn they smelt good) asked the very polite lady where is blah blah … she invited me in and proceeded to draw a map. Lady thats great and all, but shit I have less than 5 mins to be there. Back in the car I belt it up the street and find the location (sharp right I was told, more like a swtichback 180) anyway I arrive and meet Brian Rueb (very cool photographer and story teller, check his writings and images at Brian Rueb and his flickR page) I’ve been reading his stories for years and they just make me laugh and smile.
After our quick greet and meet we started the hike to the location … Shit I could of shot from the car boot, as I stepped out the drivers door there was opportunities right there … But we had to get this hike done 1.5 miles. As I am walking along I am thinking thats a photo op, there’s another one, another and another and so on and on.
We get to the end of the hike, I look down through the golden maple trees and I’m like FUCK ME!
Check the second vid, you’ll see why
Going back in the morning as all I shot this evening as 50 and 35mm stuff … tomorrow is 70-200mm stuff … OH YEAH its going to be so cool.
First vid and little pan of the location shoot one evening in Tahoe …
Second vid is a little pano of this evening …. Such a cool place, looking forward to going back in the morning for a few hours … Then onto a curtin falls a bit further up the road.