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Keep Tahoe Blue: Lake Tahoe, California

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I don't think I'll ever get over being utterly amazed at the marvel of human flight. Every time I fly, I am stunned that people don't fight over the window seats anymore. I love peering out airplane windows and seeing the clouds from above, and trying to identify landmarks below.

I shot this image of the southern half of Lake Tahoe out of the airplane window on my return flight from Colorado. I tried a polarizer, but it created crazy rainbows through the multi-plexi-window, so that meant one thing... a Holga-like effect was going to ensue. I'm a huge fan of crazy, dirty, funky plastic camera type images. I added a little funk to the image in post-processing, including the vignetting and blown areas, and I kept Tahoe blue.

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 24-105L @32mm
1/400 second exposure @ F4.5
No filters
Vignette, blown & blue funk in Photoshop
Single exposure at ISO 50

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  1. TomGrubbe 57 months ago | reply

    I never heard of the Holga effect. I'll have to look that up. I also feel the same way about the window seat.

  2. M. Shaw 57 months ago | reply

    Cool shot Ivan!! I agree with you on the window seat, I just wish they would make the windows a little higher so you didn't get a stiff neck from looking out it so long!
    Lol, I sound like one of the guys they're talking about in the video!

  3. Tyler.Derosier 57 months ago | reply

    This turned out amazing. That 5D and Canon L sure take sharp images.

  4. Dylan Toh 57 months ago | reply

    what a wonderful view - I'm always peering out but I always have the dslr stowed for some reason!

  5. cedric_g 57 months ago | reply

    somehow in a bizarre way, I love it Ivan. It is rich, original, well processed, landscape but I think there is something more to it. It is different, evocative of travel, holiday, escape and something all can relate to in some way. Oh, and IT IS FUN!!!

  6. Adam Randell 57 months ago | reply

    Cool shot Ivan!! Love the processing mate.
    I flew for the first time in 35 years last year & a window seat it was, what a view!!!

  7. juandiegojr 57 months ago | reply

    fantastic Holga feel in this pic! :)

  8. mm767cap 57 months ago | reply

    That better be a United airplane you are on. :) At least it looks like an A320, so it could have been me giving you the tour. Not a bad office view I have, huh?

  9. tobey308 57 months ago | reply

    Great shot Ivan... love the processing.

  10. jeandayphotography.com 57 months ago | reply

    A very unique take on this, Ivan. Love the processing...looks like the 50s with that engine.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

  11. Vctr.L 57 months ago | reply

    i just can't believe. your photo is incredible. are you human?

  12. Alex George - Photography [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

    This is really Cool interesting proscessing, i like it

  13. hillsee 57 months ago | reply

    Funkilicious it is....did Jim invent a new word???? ....it works :~)

  14. JaveFoto 57 months ago | reply

    Love Lake Tahoe, going there for the 4th, nice overhead shot here.

  15. Ivan Sohrakoff 57 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the comments -I was going out on a limb posting this, but I'm really into nasty vintage looking images...

    Jim Patterson Photography -Thanks Jim. I always appreciate your comments.

    joe defao - I must have miscalculated the birthdate... but I'm glad you have a few more weeks to get some shots!

    TomGrubbe -A Holga is a plastic, medium format camera from the 80's. It leaked light, and gave bizarre effects to otherwise normal shots. You should definitely look them up!

    cedric_g - Fun for sure! Thanks for the comments, Cedric. My colors on this actually reminded me of some of your color palate from Iceland.

    Adam Randell - 35 years?!!! Wow, good thing you got the window seat!

    mm767cap - Definitely not a bad office view! Except, I flew Frontier... sorry 'bout that! Point of difference: they have animals on their wings.

    hillsee - Ha! I think that words must have been invented in the 70's... is Jim that old?!!!

  16. PhotoFrancese [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    This is really a great shot. Great work.

  17. rossart12 38 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot, and fantastic editing job.

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