Using a slow shutter speed and intentional camera movement, this grove of aspen trees near Lake Tahoe was rendered as an impressionistic image.
A late autumn storm which later brought snow, races across the sky at Sand Harbor, a recreational area on Lake Tahoe's eastern shore. A long exposure blurred the clouds and rendered the choppy waters as a smooth surface. A specialty polarizer accentuated the golden colors of the sand.
My original intention was to photography Sand Harbor for sunset but I did not want to accidentally get locked inside the gates. I parked up the road and started walking back but I soon realized there was no time to waste. I headed down a trail to the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe and found some foreground rocks that made a nice arrangement to anchor the tumultuous sky.