Today’s early morning adventure: Kings Beach, California.
I got there early, to take advantage of the changing colors on the Lake.
BUT.. not early enough, as I just missed the Golden Hour, but the lake still appeared magical, with no one around except me and …
this sweet girl… who came to say Hello … and who I think I startled more than she startled me, after that she barked a few times, only to run off as fast as she came upon me.
The colors on the Lake change quickly … so gotta catch a few shots before they disappear. I wonder why the Golden hour changes so much more quickly in the morning than in the evening? just saying… ( or is it just my imagination?)
then there in the distance and just as I was leaving I saw a family of ….
Canadian Geese coming around the rocks… try as I might I could not get them to fly off, or do me proud with a National Geographic pose. oh well…
Here at Kings Beach in the early morning hours it is so quiet and still, the Lake looks almost glasslike! I love coming here in the silence of the morning.
Here’s a little history: (yes, I’m a history nerd)
In 1925, Kings Beach was given its name when Joe King acquired the land after an all-night poker game. Joe allegedly took all of his poker winnings to develop the area from five small cabins to a large flourishing town with motels, theaters, markets, shops cafes and summer cabins. Ha! My grandfather used to tell me “These towns weren’t built by winners” — in this case, well maybe it was.
How to get there:
from North Reno:
Take I-80W; Take exit 188 onto CA-267, CA-8 Lake Tahoe Sierraville; turn LEFT onto State Highway 267 Northstar Lake Tahoe, drive 12 miles, then take a LEFT onto N Lake Blvd.
from south Reno:
take US-395 S; take exit 56 onto NV-431, Mt Rose Hwy; turn right toward NV-431 Mt Rose Hwy travel for 24 miles; then at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Tahoe Blvd; at the roundabout, take the second exit onto N Lake Blvd travel 900 feet; at the roundabout take the third exit onto N Lake Blvd
WHAT was in my Bag: Canon EOS 5D mark iii; Canon 85mm F/1.8;
until next time…