A bit of an indecision here on whether to convert this photograph into monochrome (B&W) or leave it in color, albeit very muted colors. The decision came down to wanting to separate the water from the land feature in the middle. The tones of these two elements are so similar that converting to monochrome would almost blend the elements into one. Another element I wanted to maintain are the sunlit boats.
The crop is 16×9. While I wanted to keep the entirety of the silhouetted mountain ranges of the northeast side of Lake Tahoe, it didn’t seem as necessary to include more of the lake or sky.
This photograph was taken early in the morning during an actual vacation day. The rarity here is I usually do not wake up early to shoot photos during a vacation which is in complete contrast to my photography day trips where I usually stay up all night, start driving at 2 or 3am so I can arrive at a location for sunrise and stay late into the evening for night photography before arriving home 24 hours later. In terms of enjoyment and relaxation, vacation days win hands down over photo day trips.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 165mm, f/11, 1/200 sec
“West Shore” Lake Tahoe (CA), Basin Peak Silhouettes, Three Boats. Tahoe City, CA. July 16, 2016. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.