I got to work
Sunrise at North Lake
Once walking away from this apparently extremely popular photography spot at North Lake, I pondered if I wanted to head out or explore the area for a bit longer. Part of me certainly was not fully satisfied with the number of shots that I took. Only if I could get closer to the water…
I decided to walk up the dirt road for a bit to see what else was to catch my eye.
Then I saw a photographer who was walking about 200 yards ahead of me getting off the dirt road disappearing behind the shrubs grown along the road. I figured that it was an entry point to the side of this elongated lake. I soon followed his steps.
The opposite side of the lake was literally strewn with hundreds of beautiful aspens, if not thousands. And the reflections in the water were simply jaw dropping. It was one of those moments where you see it and simply can’t take your eyes off of it.
In the foreground this tall grass that would’ve been normally quite swampy acted as an extended part of land because they were all frozen, covered with frost, thanks to the freezing temperature. Of course, it meant that I started feeling numbness in my feet.
I love the fact that from where I stood both shorelines led the eye toward the foot of the canyon while the reflections of Mt. Emerson, Bishop Bowl and the ridge lines were simply mirror like. I knew that that stillness wouldn’t last long.
I got to work.
North Lake, Eastern Sierra, CA
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