Tahoe Scenes, January & February 2014: Photography From Around the Lake

Matt Bansak |
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Long exposure sunrise from Tahoe City

January and February have been pretty grim for skiers and snowboarders around Tahoe. Every day we’ve been watching our snow dwindle in 60 degree temps. Admittedly, I haven’t gotten out for as many backcountry outings as I’d have liked to, and what should be a post of two months full of ski shots is instead primarily landscape shots. Despite this, I hope you enjoy these photos!

A bit about me… I’m a photographer, web developer, designer, ski coach, and enjoyer of life. I’m fortunate enough to call Lake Tahoe and the mountains my home. It’s a beautiful and humbling place, and there are always opportunities to explore and adventure. Like a lot of my friends and Tahoe neighbors, that’s one thing I try to do a lot of. If you’re bored here, you’re doing it wrong. As a photographer, I try to capture some of the moments that make this place awesome. I’m happy and honored to be collaborating with SnowBrains to share my photos, adventures, and general stoke every month.

On a side note, I have a lot of pieces printed to acrylic and metal that are currently being featured in the Truckee Uncorked. Some of my work has been beautifully framed by Rob Thomas. If you’re in the area, stop in to take a look and drink some wine! Prints are also available for purchase at mattbansak.com with various mounting and framing options. Use coupon code SB15 during checkout to get 15% off your entire order.IMG_2918_edit

Second sidenote, I will be up at Points North in April as a photographer and am looking for two people to fill the helicopter. Aside from heliskiing being the trip of a lifetime, I’d like to give you photos that will last a lifetime. If you’d like to book with me, you’ll get $250 off the normal price of the trip, and I’ll be shooting photos for no extra cost. For more details, click here. If you’re interested, shoot me an email at matt@mattbansak.com ASAP!

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Abbe Gage during a sunset slackline session with a view.

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Nicolette Howell
Nicolette Howell

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This shot was actually taken at 10PM, it’s a 16 minute long exposure, hence why the clouds appear so wispy. You might even be able to see the stars trailing in the background.
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Tahoe dogs are happy dogs
Robb Gaffney enjoying a sunrise skate session on Lake Tahoe, during a rare event where a portion of Tahoe froze over in Tahoe City in early January, due to shallow water and cold temps.
Robb Gaffney enjoying a sunrise skate session on Lake Tahoe, during a rare event where a portion of Tahoe froze over in Tahoe City in early January, due to shallow water and cold temps.
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Richard Anderson of California Fly Fisher magazine enjoying an afternoon in the Truckee
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Brennan Legasse enjoying one of the only times we saw snow in January and Debruary
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One gigapixel little planet

 

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Dave Zook making hard snow look good
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Trevor Semmens sending it during the Alpine Meadows mogul comp in January

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Jack Kariotis and Kyle Wescott dualing at the Alpine Mogul comp

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Trevor Semmens

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5 thoughts on “Tahoe Scenes, January & February 2014: Photography From Around the Lake

  1. A photogs dream subject. Never get tired of the beaut tahoe scenes aside from the shameless self prom, jk of.course.

    Thanks 4.the stoke, snow or not grateful to live here too.

    1. Tahoe sure is a beaut, thanks very much for the kind words! Photography is my creative outlet and I do it for enjoyment, so the self promotion was a bit painful to write, but above all I appreciate that you took the time to scroll through =)

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