Nevada Day-Tripper: next stop Kings Beach, Ca

Today’s early morning adventure: Kings Beach, California.

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Kings Beach Launching Facility Canon EOS 5D; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/20 ISO 100

I got there early, to take advantage of the changing colors on the Lake.

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Kings Beach Canon EOS 5D markiii; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/50

BUT.. not early enough, as I just missed the Golden Hour, but the lake still appeared magical, with no one around except me and …

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Kings Beach Canon EOS 5D markiii; F/5.6; 1/25

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?)

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Kings Beach (Canon EOS 5D mark iii; F/5.6; 1/25; ISO 100
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Kings Beach Canon EOS 5D mark iii; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/125 ISO 100
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Kings Beach Canon EOS 5D markiii; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/50 ISO 100
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Kings Beach Canon EOS 5D mark iii; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/160; ISO 100

then there in the distance and just as I was leaving I saw a family of ….

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Kings Beach Canon EOS 5D mark iii; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/200; ISO 100
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Kings Beach Canon EOS 5D mark iii; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/60; ISO 100

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.

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Kings Beach Pier Canon EOS 5D mark iii; Canon 85mm; F/5.6; 1/250; ISO 100

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.

Kings Beach is home to many special events, including July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party, (annually the day before Independence Day),  Music on the Beach,  and Kings Beach SnowFest Parade. 

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…

 

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