New Lake Tahoe Photos

On Friday, I helped pour wine at a Wine Walk in Genoa, Nevada. The owners of the Genoa Gallery organize a fun little wine walk where the local businesses offer tastes of wine to people who are out and about shopping. It was a lot of fun, but on my way there, I decided to take a quick swim in Lake Tahoe. Of course, I brought my camera on the hike down to the water and had some photo fun too...

This little stretch of shoreline has tons of beautiful granite boulders and incredibly clear water that often has a vibrant green, aqua, and blue color to it. Some of the late summer flowers were blooming and some of the brush is starting to turn color as we approach Fall. The bright yellows and oranges looked great contrasting with the blue water and sky.




Chimney Beach can be seen in the far distance in the photo below. People often ask me where they should go when visiting Lake Tahoe. And I usually tell them to use their favorite navigate app and go to "Chimney Beach, Lake Tahoe". It is my personal favorite stretch of shoreline in the Tahoe area. Your app should navigate you right to the parking lot above Chimney Beach. There's not a ton of parking so good luck if you go (I got lucky and a car pulled out right as I pulled into the full parking lot). Then it's about a 20 minute hike downhill to the water. There are a few beaches along the trail as you head south along the shoreline, they are all incredible but can also be incredibly crowded at times.


More boulders! It's hard to go wrong with a nice Tahoe boulder photo.



And yup, like I said, I really wanted to take a little swim in the lake before heading down to the gallery. The water was perfect! A bit chilly but it felt great considering it was a very hot day. The swim put me in a nice chill mood before an evening of fun.


The photos above were shot with a Canon 5DS R and 24-105mm lens. A tripod and a polarizing filter were used.


Thanks for looking and I hope you are all having a great day!

Scott Thompson



Lake Tahoe already is on my short bucketlist and now you've given me more inspiration to visit - especially after seeing Chimney Beach!

This remarkable capture of yours reminds me of The Baths in BVI. Ever been there?

Upvoted and curated! @scottshots 💯

I had to search it but yes, The Baths do look a bit like this area, for sure
( ) Very cool!

Chimney Beach is great, but if you do make it there, be sure to walk south down the shoreline trail to see all the boulders and little beaches. Secret Cove and Whale Beach are two you should definitely see.

Darn! I need some tutorials from you. These photos are on point.

Thank you! Sometimes I give a bit more "how-to" info in my posts. These were fairly simple shots, but the water wand colors were looking perfect so it made it easy.

Whoo! Amazing place Scott! I envy you in the good way, to be able going there and wonder your eyes with this natural beauty!

cheers from Romania 🙂

I am incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful area, I love it here. Glad you liked seeing it, Cheers!!!

Well, indeed you are lucky! Ofc I enjoyed seeing it 😊. At least through these photos, if not for real haha.

Wow, those shots are indeed mind boggling!!

Thank you! Such a fun area for taking photos.

I went to Tahoe for the first time at the end of July. Really beautiful place. And it is so nice to see it again here in your post! 🙂

Nice! After I first visited, I decided to move here and did so 2 weeks later, lol. Glad you like seeing the photos, such a great place for photo fun. Cheers!

This is a wonderful place. And blue skies and lake are looking so beautiful. Nice photography

I love this place, wonderful indeed. Thank you!

Awesome photos 😍😌

Manually curated by ackhoo from the @qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

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Thank you! It's hard to go wrong in that area of the lake.

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Tons of tourists visit the lake every year. It definitely attracts a lot of eyes. Cheers!