This June Lake, Eastern Sierra Nevada scene is in honor of my mentor, best friend, and guardian angel - Mark Joseph Anderson my Father.
In my youth on a 3 day weekend, My Father packed me and camping gear in his 53 Chevy station wagon and we made the 6 hour drive from Baldwin Park, Los Angles County to this picturesque lake. We had caught many different specie of fish but never the elusive trout. So Father rented a small row boat and we took turns rowing while trolling with fish lures and finally caught a few trout. Father thought they were too bony but had a fine taste.
I remember the magnificent scenery and being with Dad more than fishing, and will always be indebted for all those numerous fishing trips all over California taught me to respect and be close to Nature.
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Silvio1953 (129470) 2014-06-15 6:42
Ciao Ray, fantastic mountain landscapewith fascinating reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
dta (71021) 2014-06-15 7:03
Hello Ray ,
Great dedicace to your father ! A splendid mountain lake with gorgeous reflections .
Noel_Byrne (27028) 2014-06-15 7:44
Wow. What a spectacular place and what a view. And what a capture you have made here! The angle you chose has composed the mountain just perfectly in the reflection, and again in such a glass mirror reflection. Your respect for nature comes through so well in your photography Ray, you capture the majesty of these places, and you capture the soul of the places so well too.
Thanks as always.
Fis2 (89425) 2014-06-15 9:40
Good POV and composition.
Very impressive reflection!
Have a nice day
chrislo (4155) 2014-06-15 12:12
A nice place here to rest and watch the world go by. You captured well the idyllic simplicity of the countryside. Beautiful reflection of these monumental mountains with lovely colours contrasting against the pale blue sky and darker water. Great depth on the point of view with good sharpness and fine details over the shot. Well done.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-06-15 12:40
Hello Ray - What a wonderful account of your special relationship with your Dad and how he introduced you to the natural world. Your shot is a fine tribute and a beautiful natural scene.
federico (3106) 2014-06-15 17:06
hi ray, perfect reflections, good composition, wonderfull panorama, light saturation and sharpness are also good
jemaflor (88857) 2014-06-15 23:47
Great landscape well presented, Lovely light, colors and reflections on water, splendid !
Didi (58800) 2014-06-16 10:39
Awesome view on the lake
It'will be great to make here a large panoramic view
PiotrF (11172) 2014-06-16 15:42
What a beautiful landscape post with a charming color combination! Nice reflections in water
Excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done.
Excellent landscape, very effective composition. Pleasant scene.
emka (85371) 2014-06-16 23:53
Hello Ray, What a beautiful tribute to your father. I also went hiking with my dad (and also my mum)when I was a small kid, with tiny backpack and a doll inside it, and it resulted in my adventure spirit that lasts till now. Magniuficent place and wonderful memories for you.
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ikeharel (62173) 2014-06-18 7:27
Perfect position you found, and wonderful lake scenery from there, Ray.
Mountain reflection and green trees around its bank, along with great morning light - culminate to a fantastic picture.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-06-19 5:02
what a picturesque place - just ideal for the ideal postcard shot and you made the most of it - well done! Very good POV which included in the composition some small trees at the bottom - that nicely frames the wholeness. The lake worked like a massive mirror and the almost perfect reflection makes this photo even more pretty.
Thanks for sharing
fritzi007 (8432) 2014-06-25 11:41
beautiful scenery, very good photo quality and good comment, congratulate!
Thanks for sharing,
dbar (100) 2014-09-18 6:31
This is an outstanding landscape photograph nicely composed. The reflection is great and so are the colors.