04 July 2010 - 9:25:25 PM/pdt
The shoreline along Clearlake in California - at the town of Clearlake Oaks.
Canon 5D mkII w/ Canon 16 - 35mm f/2.8 lens: ISO 200 - at 23mm - f/8 - 8.0 seconds
Waiting for Fourth of July fireworks to begin...
this is the beginning of a short series - tomorrow - they do (begin)
a bit about this place -
Clearlake Oaks is a 2.5 hour, 117 mile (188 km) drive north from San Francisco. The entire region sits in a geological depression at about 1000 feet (300 m) above sea level. Isolated from the influences of the ocean and bay temperatures - it gets very hot here during the summer months. Daytime highs of 115º F ( 46.1 C ) are not uncommon.
Clearlake is the largest lake fully within California. Covering more than 63 square miles (163 sq k), the lake averages a depth of 28 feet (8.5 m). It is considered one of the great bass fishing lakes in the United States. At 2.5 million years old - it is probably the oldest lake in North America and possible the world.
Mount Konocti - seen at left - is a volcanic peak which formed slowly over the period from 600,000 to 100,000 years ago. Ash from the Mount Konocti eruption has been identified nearly 3000 miles away in New York State.
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