Good afternoon everyone!! Today's photo is part 4 in my "Northstar Mountain Resort Hiking" series. Here you will see a beautiful photo of the lake, again with downed trees littered around the lake. All the downed trees had given me quite a lot of opportunities to find gorgeous settings to take some stunning photos, and this is one of my favorites. I will share my hiking trail with you by giving you my Google map tracking data. Its best that you zoom in on the hike till the trail mapping is large enough so that you can see the elevations and terrain, along with stop and go statistics. Here is that link for you to copy and paste to your browser:
This weekend is the Northstar Mountain Resort’s 5th Annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival. If you can go, you will have the best time of your life, not only because of the live Bluegrass music, food and beer, but you can go off hiking or take the gondolas up to the summit and listen to the music from the comfort of nature’s lounge chair, called “A LOG”. Below is some information for you if you plan or want to go.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Buddy & Jenny Denmark
5th Annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival 2012
Location: Northstar Village
From: Saturday, July 14, 2012
To: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m
Join us Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. right here in the Village at Northstar™ for the 5th Annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival at Northstar - North Lake Tahoe's favorite summertime event featuring live music from the nation's top Bluegrass bands, over 30 local and regional breweries on tap, special children's treats and activities on the Village Rink, and so much more!
Sweetwater String Band at 3:00 p.m.
The Sweetwater String Band delivers a hard drivin', boot stompin' mix of original and traditional mountain music from their home in the high sierra mountains and wild deserts of eastern California.
Grant Farm at 5:00 p.m.
The Grant Farm is a refreshing harvest of a band from the Front Range of Colorado. This much-anticipated four-piece represents the fruition of the efforts of National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant, one of the hottest and best-known guitar players on the scene today.
Over 25 local and regional breweries will be featured in the beer garden located on the Village Overlook. Guests who purchase a ticket will be able to sample all the different beers with their complimentary commemorative pint glass. Non-alcoholic beverages will be and tasty food will also be available for purchase.
21st Amendment Brewery
Alaskan Brewing Company
American River Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company
Big Sky Brewing Company
Boulder Beer Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Dust Bowl Brewing Company
Fifty-Fifty Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Grand Teton Brewing Company
Knee Deep Brewing
Kona Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Left Coast Brewing Company
Lost Coast Brewery
Mad River Brewing
Mammoth Brewing Company
Mendocino Brewing Company
Old Hangtown Beer Works
Oskar Blues Brewery
Santa Cruz Ale Works
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Snowshoe Brewing Company
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company
Triple Voodoo Brewing
Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival
$30 in advance ($38 at the door)
Doors open at 2:45 p.m.
Brew Master Dinner + Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival Combo Ticket
$80 in advance ($95 at the door)
Critiques | Translate
PaulVDV (25645) 2012-07-06 14:02
Splendid nature picture!
The trunk in the reed leads our eyes well to the beautiful reflected colours in the lake. The light is also very nice.
Wonderful picture in a vertical format with an attractive composition with different horizontal layers.
Best regards, Paul
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-07-06 14:28
watching your pictures I´m amazed at how diverse landscapes California has to offer.Must be great state for all hiking lovers.I hope I´ll be able to visit it next year.
The image is perfectly composed.I like both the vertical format of it and the POV you applied here.A fallen tree branch looks really picturesque in the foreground.A fallen tree branch looks really picturesque in the foreground.Beautiful and vibrant colors as well as these smooth reflections in the water contribute to the success of your composition.
Have a nice weekend
marabu61 (10027) 2012-07-06 14:38
Nice warm light and great composition with the log in the foreground leading in to the picture. Like it
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-07-06 14:40
The West Coast has abundant natural landscapes and you are showing us the beauty that we will never see. The broken trunks surrounded by the reeds in the foreground and dense forest with tall trees make this image spectacular. The colors are very nicely saturated and the vertical frame gives a nice depth.
Sonata11 (33717) 2012-07-06 19:54
subsequent wonderful composition of spectacular view of nature with fabulous management of colors, light, great sharpness, I like your POV and DOF as well. This view is spectacular. I really like this beautiful picture of this beautiful place. Great job. Congrats.
All the best and have great WE,
coolravi19 (549) 2012-07-06 20:40
Very nice composition with magnificent view of lake . You captured with very appropriate perspective to get sense of depth....color balance , sharpness & saturation are very well balanced....great job done
emka (89499) 2012-07-06 23:18
Hi Buddy, Indeed a gorgeous hike there. Beautiful place, excellent presentation. Superb colours and reflections. Beer, not for me I was once in Munic during the most famous beer festival Oktober Fest. Terrible. But they say in hot day cold beer is not bad option.
Have a nice weekend
amaryllis (36329) 2012-07-07 0:28
une photo d'une belle nature, des reflets, un beau cadrage avec en arrière plan ces arbres, et une netteté excellente
une belle composition
ikeharel (65281) 2012-07-07 1:05
The Waston lake looks as a heaven for photographers, Buddy.
Taken well this fabulous POV over, with perfect colors and under best light.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
sacimar (26205) 2012-07-07 2:31
I like this composition from this lake, it's interesting the way you show it, I like your idea and the presentation, the visual result is nice,
Have a good weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-07 3:31
love the sense of tranquility and atmosphere here in this fine image. A wonderfully managed light that brings out the colours and shades so attractively. Beautiful!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Miguel82 (27028) 2012-07-07 4:59
This is a superb photo of this lake
I like the reeds and the dead trees
In the background, there is a beautiful pine forest
Sharp photo, fine colors and contrast
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-07-07 7:15
Congratulation for this beautiful composition with fine foreground. Good exposure and vivid colors.
Cricri (113701) 2012-07-07 9:11
Très joli l'avant plan avec les troncs d'arbres, les hautes herbes, suivi de magnifiques reflets , des couleurs et une luminosité merveilleuse
eldancer1 (33971) 2012-07-07 9:35
I miss the Tahoe area, I used drive around the lake when I live in Reno. Beautiful place. Nice capture with good lighting and good details. Very well done, tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-07-08 5:41
Hello Buddy - This is just the kind of detail I enjoy seeing in a landscape and I like your composition here very much. The FG detail is very good leading the eye to the horizontal line of logs floating in the lake and the horizontal shore line behind. What a magical place to hike and enjoy the beauty of nature. Gorgeous colours to top off a fine composition. Warm regards Rosemary
jemaflor (91373) 2012-07-08 8:54
Well composed with this dead tree in the fg, good depth result, lovely landscape and light, I like also thes ereflections on water.
bema (26409) 2012-07-08 8:59
Hi Buddy, my dear friend..
wow, what a lovely nature and you have managed to give us a deep impression of it´s beautiness here in this truly fine shot!
thanks for sharing, see you around, all the best.. Bernd
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-09 5:40
Ola Buddy ,
Mais uma bela composição neste lago com um belo reflexo de fundo das árvores, gostei do primeiro plano com estes velhos troncos dentro de agua , boas cores, bom uso da foto na vertical deu profundidade , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ManuMay (36097) 2012-07-09 7:53
A wonderful place and an amazing captured fullfilled in colours and nature...excellent composition and point of view choosen and a very good subject to bring to all of us this great natural place, excellent composition and realization...And a very good note indeed!!
Have a nice day...
PS: Your friend from Madrid...
danos (92682) 2012-07-10 4:11
what a nice and colourful place! I like the vivid colours with the brilliant falling light to makes the image so effective and eye- catching. The beauty of the place is unique.
npecanhuk (72112) 2012-07-10 16:56
A lovely composition!
Colors, exposure and sharpness also pleased me!
Excellent chosen pov and vertical format!
TFS - congrats,
serp2000 (42562) 2012-07-11 5:50
An interesting report from the Lake. very nice symmetrical composition and so gorgeous colours.
Silvio1953 (133898) 2012-07-11 6:39
Ciao Buddy, fascinating composition with fantastic reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (56084) 2012-07-11 19:13
Dear Buddy & Jenny
Will you be attending the 5th Annual Beerfest (oh yeah and there's a blues festival too, sorry couldn't take my eyes off the word BEER)? Sounds like a great place to hang out. The post-processing here is top-notch. I love the vibrant colours and reflections. You also did really well with the uneven light (heavy shade in FG and harsh light in BG). A graduated filter on the camera would probably have solved all your problems with the light there, but without it I think you coped remarkably well and delivered a stunning photo. I can feel the peace and tranquillity. Although how peaceful and tranquil that will be during the Beer Festival, I don't know...
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
Gigidusud (18797) 2012-07-17 9:42
Splendid place with this marvelous lake.Beautiful colors,nice reflections and excellent POV with the tree in FG.I love!
Congratulations my friend.
bayno (18344) 2012-07-20 11:21
wonderful light and beautiful colors, this lake looks like a delightful place for a relaxing vacation, I like much, very good quality of your shot...
my best regards,
cornejo (37761) 2012-07-21 5:52
Hey Buddy, I like this excellent photo of the beautiful and interesting lake. Very good picture well framed, with clarity, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and nice job excellently done. Congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Best regards and best wishes.
papagolf21 (93264) 2012-08-04 23:44
Bonjour, cher Buddy,
L'image présentée et très belle. De plus, la mise en image est très soignée et valorise la nature à merveille.
Les couleurs sont superbes et le rendu parfait.
Amitiés de France.