Winter has started in the Sierra Nevadas in early winter, as witnessed by this view across Horseshoe Lake towards the setting sun.
The same hiking trails enjoyed in summer become fine cross country skiing trails in winter.
I prefer the comfort of a bed and cooked meal, so I do not venture out on skiis farther than I can safely return to a 'base-camp'. In this case, rustic Tamarack Lodge is only several miles back and across from Twin Lakes. Sleep is blissful and the next sunrise beckons me on to the next adventure.
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Lefteris13 (300) 2014-05-27 7:14
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ktanska (24904) 2014-05-27 10:37
The sky has awesome colours that are best visible on those reflections. Good combination of partly snowy mountains and still lake. I guess it freezes in winter?
cargus (8461) 2014-05-27 11:27
Superb landscape, beautiful colors,superb reflections in water, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
Noel_Byrne (24850) 2014-05-27 11:32
A really stunning scene, these colors are just amazing, and what a bonus to capture this with such mirror like reflections. The combination of warm sky and cold mountains is just perfect. This is a truly beautiful scene and moment, well done for being camera ready to capture it.
Thanks as always
Royaldevon (30181) 2014-05-27 12:27
The setting, here, is perfect!
You have the snow clad mountains, the tall conifers off-centre, drawing attention to the thirds division, that amazing sky and reflections to die for.
My only suggestion would be to deselect the sky and sharpen the rest, a little. It makes it even better.
My warm regards,
miumiu (5981) 2014-05-27 12:46
The landscape and colours are picturesque.
l like the reflection and pastel colours.
eldancer1 (28513) 2014-05-27 14:16
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Especially the colors. That's my critique. Very well done, tfs.
federico (2537) 2014-05-27 20:41
hello ray, this is maybe the best of your series of these mountains till now, wonderfull colours and reflections, great composition everything match very well to do a great shoot indeed
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-05-27 21:53
Ray, what a place!! and this moment captured is very special for its serenity and its amazing colors!!
the icy mountains in perfect harmony and contrast with the reflection is simply stunning!!
kato (11630) 2014-05-27 23:12
This is also beautiful and attractive landscape in winter, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm Horseshoe Lake dyed setting sun and snowy mountain range of Sierra Nevadas in back. The trees are arranged by a good position. And, the reflection projected to the lake draws out a good impact.
bona (12845) 2014-05-28 17:19
what a beautiful view of the Horseshoe Lake under the sunset light. I love the mountains covered with snow, a view that we don't have in Brazil.
delpeoples (53167) 2014-05-28 23:05
Gidday Horseshoe Ray
Holy sh*t this is a cracking photo. I love it. It's exquisite. Those pink tones represent my favourite part of the day and have been rendered so skilfully and naturally. The beauty of this place is breath-taking. You have done it absolute justice and have achieved something I thought no one could: the desire for me to travel to Californication. My dream has always been to see the Utah desert, but this comes a close second. Jumping jehoosafish Batman, what a cracker!
The Bondi Bottyslider
PaulVDV (22681) 2014-06-05 14:52
A completely different picture of California than what most people here think how this state looks like.
The wintry mountain landscape is beautifully reflected in the lake.
The colours are amazing!
Best regards, Paul