Yes, that really is Lake Tahoe! I photographed “Tahoe Chalice,” journeying between Flagstaff, Arizona and Truckee, California, two high-mountain “sky islands” separated by 500 miles of desert. (See “Sky Islands,” my November, 2010, Flying Carpet column.)
Those who’ve visited sparkling Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada at the crook of California’s elbow, and even many who haven’t, carry a clear vision of the place—cobalt water ringed by glistening snow-covered mountains. Tahoe is the nation’s second deepest lake, and one readily imagines it plunging deep underground.
But approach by air from the east, and you’re in for a surprise. For unlike most lakes, groundbound in deep valleys, Tahoe levitates in a crystal chalice 2,000 feet above the Nevada desert, buttressed by the Carson Range of mountains. Only from an airplane can one fathom the magic of the huge elevated lake, not to mention the resulting distinct and disparate climate zones in such close proximity to each other.
“Tahoe Chalice,” debuts in Limited Edition sizes of 27″x40″ and 24″x36″, and Open Editions of 16″x24″ and 10″x14″. Print prices range from $175 to $1500, with many options in between. See detailed pricing and ordering information.
Like all my Views from the Flying Carpet, this photograph was collaboratively tuned for print with Master Photographic Printer Richard Jackson, who prints for the world’s finest photographers. Each individual print is meticulously crafted, matted and/or framed, and packaged for shipping under Mr. Jackson’s supervision.
See “Tahoe Chalice” at my Flagstaff Views from the Flying Carpet Aerial Photography exhibit, until June 30th.
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