Lucky Peak Lake, Idaho

I just sold a copy of this print. It brings back some nice memories. At one point in my career, I was doing a fair amount of business travel. Ir’s not that much fun, but I got to visit some neat places even only for a brief time.
We did some work in Boise and once I had a free afternoon to drive around. Lucky Peak Lake (reservoir) is on the Boise River a couple miles east of downtown. State Route 21 runs alongside it and for the next dozen or more miles climbs to the top of Moses Peak. It was (is) a beautiful drive through the mountains that provided plenty of photographic opportunities.
The crystal blue skies are delightful in the color version of this image, but I like the black and white with the puffy white clouds and the interesting tonal variations throughout the image.

Palm trees in the setting sun

I like photographing trees. It comes as no surprise that the trees in Florida are different than the trees in Ohio. Palm trees are particularly interesting. The variety, size and shapes are fascinating.

This paragraph from Wikipedia is particularly insightful: Palms are among the best known and most extensively cultivated plant families. They have been important to humans throughout much of history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms, and palms are also widely used in landscaping, making them one of the most economically important plants. In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. For inhabitants of cooler climates today, palms symbolize the tropics and vacations

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