Taylor Creek, Snow, Trees, Brush, Mountains

Taylor Creek, South Lake Tahoe, CA

I had an interesting time processing the photograph in this post today.  When I initially took these shots, it was with every intention of creating a panorama.  I had gone as far as stitching together 4 photographs that had a large amount of overlap just so there would not be any gaps during stitching.  Once the panorama was complete though, the composition just didn’t look right.  This location was not completely perpendicular to the line of pine trees so it appeared as though the pine trees, which I eventually cropped out except for 1, were gradually becoming larger the further left you panned on the panorama.  It was not horrible, but it made the photograph unbalanced.  In the end, only about 1.25 of the 4 shots taken were used in this “panorama”.

The focus is to be the contrast in colors: from the white snow in the foreground, to the orange brush, then the line of pines, the snow-covered mountains, and then the sky.  There were not any fluffy or threatening clouds in the skies so I had to take what was presented before me.

More posts from the day trip to Lake Tahoe:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 40mm, ISO 100, 1/100 sec, f/16

Taylor Creek, Snow, Trees, Brush, Mountains.  Taylor Creek Visitors Center, South Lake Tahoe, CA.  February 19, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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